Equities.com created the Small-Cap Stars, our proprietary list of small-cap companies best-positioned for future success, to help investors identify those small-cap companies with the most fundamental strength and the best chance for future success.
In 2013, the Small-Cap Stars generated returns in excess of 45%, and 2014 brings 369 new companies that feature an excellent chance at breaking through.
Here are the today's top-performing Small-Cap Stars as of noon on the east coast:
Pgt Inc. (PGTI)
Pgt Inc. gained 30.45% to $9.64 in morning trading today. Volume reached 2,341,010 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 515,356 shares. Pgt Inc. has a 52-week high of $12.61 and a 52-week low of $7.34, its P/E ratio is 15.9, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $8.38 and $9.94 respectively.
PGT, Inc. is a U.S. manufacturer and supplier manufacturer of impact-resistant aluminum and vinyl-framed windows and doors and offers a broad range of fully customizable window and door products.
Gevo Inc. (GEVO)
Gevo Inc. gained 14.55% to $0.71 in morning trading today. Volume reached 3,368,600 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 400,559 shares. Gevo Inc. has a 52-week high of $2.18 and a 52-week low of $0.55, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $0.85 and $1.23 respectively.
Gevo Inc is a renewable chemicals and advanced biofuels company focused on the development and commercialization of alternatives to petroleum-based products based on isobutanol produced from renewable feedstocks.
Arrowhead Research Corp (ARWR)
Arrowhead Research Corp gained 10.96% to $11.90 in morning trading today. Volume reached 4,324,510 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 2,063,415 shares. Arrowhead Research Corp has a 52-week high of $27.63 and a 52-week low of $3.10, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $12.80 and $12.96 respectively.
Arrowhead Research Corp is a biopharmaceutical company developing targeted RNAi therapeutics.
Cardionet Inc. (BEAT)
Cardionet Inc. gained 7.34% to $7.31 in morning trading today. Volume reached 368,084 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 378,869 shares. Cardionet Inc. has a 52-week high of $11.98 and a 52-week low of $5.44, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $7.16 and $8.61 respectively.
BioTelemetry Inc provides cardiac monitoring services, cardiac monitoring device manufacturing, and centralized cardiac core laboratory services.
Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. (ZLTQ)
Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. gained 7.07% to $16.35 in morning trading today. Volume reached 275,892 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 455,218 shares. Zeltiq Aesthetics Inc. has a 52-week high of $24.79 and a 52-week low of $5.87, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $15.88 and $17.05 respectively.
ZELTIQ Aesthetics Inc is a medical technology company. It develops and commercializes medical products such as CoolSculpting system which is a non-invasive product for the selective reduction of body fat.
Equities.com's Small-Cap Stars: Taking Your Portfolio to the Moon
The equities.com Small-Cap Stars represent a list of small caps that our system has selected as among those most likely to make big gains this year. Our systems takes hundreds of small-cap companies and runs a complex statistical regression to determine how the best companies differ from the worst based on a few dozen fundamental metrics. This allows us to identify an industry-specific statistical profile that previously successful companies featured immediately prior to their stock taking off. Then, by applying that profile to the current markets, we can find those companies in the best position for big potential gains in the coming year.
These 369 small caps should give any investor more than a few investment ideas to get started with, and ones that should have a real chance to succeed in the volatile and unpredictable small-cap investing space.
All data provided by QuoteMedia and was accurate as of 12:00 pm ET.