Small Cap Stocks

3 Under-the-Radar Tech Stocks About to Pop

3 Under-the-Radar Tech Stocks About to Pop

Reading Time: 4 minutes One has its hand in the manufacturing of “virtually every electronic device in the world,” and is trading at a paltry eight times earnings. And all three have explosive earnings growth in the high double and even triple digits. Once earnings season comes around expect these stocks to pop. It is no secret that demand […]

Top 4 Buyout Targets in Homebuilding

Top 4 Buyout Targets in Homebuilding

Reading Time: 5 minutes A buyout boom is coming to the homebuilding space, where the recent Standard Pacific and Ryland merger could finally set off a consolidation wave. Bidding interest will be high in these four companies that hold valuable assets and sport small market caps The big news in homebuilding of late is the Standard Pacific (NYSE: SPF) […]

Death Cross: Ignore the Media Frenzy and Start Buying

Death Cross: Ignore the Media Frenzy and Start Buying

Reading Time: 5 minutes Monday marked the first ‘death cross’ for the Russell 2000 index in several years. The statement alone is ominous enough to force the market into a selloff. But, death cross is actually a term used by chartists and technicians to relates to price movements. In basic terms, the 50-day moving average (average closing price over […]

3 Organic Takeover Plays – and the Prices to Pay for Them

3 Organic Takeover Plays – and the Prices to Pay for Them

Reading Time: 4 minutes Natural and organic foods have officially moved out of “fad” territory to become a dominant trend. Last week’s acquisition of organic packaged-foods company Annie’s by traditional industry player General Mills indicates the likelihood of more health-food takeover plays by traditional packaged-foods companies in the coming months. However, with natural and organic food stocks at rich […]

4 High-Yield, Small-Cap Oil and Gas Producing MLPs

4 High-Yield, Small-Cap Oil and Gas Producing MLPs

Reading Time: 3 minutes I have been running with a theme this week that for income stock investors, dropping down to the small cap end of the high-yield spectrum will generate higher yields compared to the large cap peers in the same industry sectors. There are several reasons for this phenomenon: Small-cap companies are often much younger without the […]

3 ‘Old Economy’ Small Caps to Buy Today

3 ‘Old Economy’ Small Caps to Buy Today

Reading Time: 4 minutes The exuberant bull market of the past year has redefined traditional terms like “value” and “growth,” just as low interest rates have redefined “high yield.” With market caps still swollen, the old definition of “small caps” – previously defined as stocks with between $300 million and $2 billion in market capitalization – has been adjusted […]

3 Oil Patch “Ponzi Schemes” for Monthly Dividends

3 Oil Patch “Ponzi Schemes” for Monthly Dividends

Reading Time: 3 minutes There is a dirty secret about oil and gas drilling company stocks that is not generally shared with the investing public. Energy companies involved in exploration and production (E&P) must continue to drill new wells to find more oil and/or natural gas just to keep production at the current level. A new oil well produces […]

Buy These 4 High-Yield Small Cap REITs

Buy These 4 High-Yield Small Cap REITs

Reading Time: 3 minutes The universe of real estate investment trusts (REIT) currently consists of about 200 companies. Ten percent of that total falls into the subsector of agency mortgage REITs, which are little more than leveraged bets that interest rates will not rise. I continue to review and analyze companies from the remaining majority of property owning or […]