E Small Cap Best And Worst - Thursday, May 4

  • The best small cap sector is technology.
  • The top small cap industry is investment brokerage.

The average small cap score is 50.03. The score has averaged 50.47 over the past four weeks. The average small cap stock in our universe is trading -22.3% below its 52 week high, 3.06% above its 200 dma, and has 6.8 days to cover short.

The best scoring small cap sectors are technology and healthcare. Consumer goods and industrial goods score in line with the average universe score. Services, financials, utilities, and basics score below average (stay stock specific in those groups).

The following stocks score best and worst this week in small cap.

The next chart shows historical small cap scores by sector.

The strongest scoring small cap industry is investment brokerage (KCG). Resorts & casinos (MCRI), auto parts (SRI, MTOR), semi equipment & materials (OSIS, UTEK), and specialized health (BEAT, USPH) are also top scoring.

No small cap basics baskets score above average this week. Auto parts and processed & packaged goods are attractive in consumer goods. Investment brokerage and regional banks (LKFN) are strong scoring in financials. Concentrate on specialized health services, medical instruments (MMSI, ICUI, LMAT), and home healthcare (AMED) in healthcare. General building (NCS) and aerospace/defense (AIR) at top scoring in industrials. Focus on resorts & casinos, education (STRA, UTI), and catalogs (NSIT) in services. Semi equipment & materials, diversified electronics (MEI, SIMO), and communication equipment (CMTL) are best in technology.


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