The recent sluggishness in economic growth could mean a lot of pent-up demand for industrial goods, something that would likely be boon for small-cap industrial stocks. Equities.com's Small-Cap Stars, our proprietary list of small-cap companies with characteristics we consider the most indicative of future success, includes more than two dozen small-cap industrial goods companies that should be well positioned to make major gains.
Here are today's top-performing industrial goods Small-Cap Stars as of noon on the east coast:
Pgt Inc. (PGTI)
Pgt Inc. gained 3.26% to $10.44 in morning trading today. Volume reached 171,360 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 504,872 shares. Pgt Inc. has a 52-week high of $12.61 and a 52-week low of $7.34, its P/E ratio is 21.6, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $8.98 and $9.93 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.
Manitex International Inc. (MNTX)
Manitex International Inc. gained 2.58% to $13.50 in morning trading today. Volume reached 89,285 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 161,144 shares. Manitex International Inc. has a 52-week high of $17.85 and a 52-week low of $10.01, its P/E ratio is 16.7, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $14.60 and $15.02 respectively.
Manitex International Inc, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the design, manufacture and distribution of engineered lifting solutions. It operates in two business segments the Lifting Equipment segment and the Equipment Distribution segment.
Real Goods Solar Inc (RGSE)
Real Goods Solar Inc gained 1.34% to $1.51 in morning trading today. Volume reached 187,322 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 822,513 shares. Real Goods Solar Inc has a 52-week high of $5.65 and a 52-week low of $1.38, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $2.31 and $0.00 respectively.
Real Goods Solar Inc is a residential and commercial solar energy engineering, procurement, & construction firm. It offers services, including design, procurement, permitting, build-out, grid connection and warranty & customer satisfaction activities.
Graham Corp. (GHM)
Graham Corp. gained 0.89% to $30.51 in morning trading today. Volume reached 5,328 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 26,766 shares. Graham Corp. has a 52-week high of $41.94 and a 52-week low of $26.20, its P/E ratio is 34.8, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $31.80 and $33.13 respectively.
Graham Corp designs, manufactures and sells critical equipment for the energy industry which includes the oil refining, petrochemical, as well as cogeneration, nuclear and alternative power markets.
Nn Inc (NNBR)
Nn Inc gained 0.69% to $29.20 in morning trading today. Volume reached 10,759 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 158,464 shares. Nn Inc has a 52-week high of $30.94 and a 52-week low of $13.69, its P/E ratio is 25.7, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $27.10 and $21.91 respectively.
NN Inc is a manufacturer of precision balls, cylindrical and tapered rollers, bearing retainers, plastic injection molded products, precision bearing seals and precision metal components.
Small-Cap Stars Industrial Goods Companies - Building Your Portfolio with Strength
Picking the right small-cap industrial stocks to try and capitalize on a recovering economy can be tricky. What's more, if the predicted pick-up in the economy never materializes, you want to be backing a company strong enough to survive or even thrive in tough times.
The Small-Cap Stars system helps you find those small-cap industrials that are best positioned to make the most of any economy. It does this by using data from previous small-cap industrials success stories to determine which combination of fundamental metrics is the most predictive of significant growth, then isolates which companies are currently the most similar to those companies that had previously made major gains.
For small-cap industrials, our system found that a high rate of reinvestment, a low effective tax rate, and a high ratio of fixed assets to total assets were among the characteristics that were most likely to predict success.
All data provided by QuoteMedia and was accurate as of 12:00 pm ET.