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4 Small Caps for Growth-Focused Investors

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Nov 15, 2021
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  • Getty Realty Corp, Extreme Networks Inc, Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. and Workhorse Group Inc have improved their bottom lines significantly in the past year.
  • They are attracting the attention of Wall Street.
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Investors who are chasing growth could be interested in the following small-cap stocks, as they represent companies whose trailing 12-month net income per share has improved significantly on a year-over-year basis. Wall Street sell-side analysts have also issued optimistic recommendation ratings for them.

Getty Realty Corp

The first company is Getty Realty Corp (

GTY, Financial), a Jericho, New York-based real estate investment trust focusing on convenience store and gasoline station properties across the United States and Washington, D.C.

For the trailing 12-month period through Sept. 30, Getty Realty Corp generated net earnings of $1.75 per share, marking a nearly 51% increase compared to net earnings of $1.16 per share for the trailing 12-month period through Sept. 30, 2020.

The share price ($32.29 as of Nov. 12) has grown by nearly 10% over the past year for a 52-week range of $25.94 to $34.21 and a market capitalization of $1.46 billion.

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On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of overweight with an average target price of $34.79 per share.

Extreme Networks Inc

The second stock to consider is Extreme Networks Inc (

EXTR, Financial), a Morrisville, North Carolina-based manufacturer of wired and wireless network infrastructure equipment and developer of software for network management, analytics, security and access controls.

For the trailing 12-month period through Sept. 30, Extreme Networks Inc generated net earnings of $0.19 per share, which was a positive turnaround from the net loss of $0.82 per share for the trailing 12-month period through Sept. 30, 2020.

The share price ($11.77 as of Nov. 12) has grown by 122% over the past year, determining a 52-week range of $4.86 to $12.29 and a market capitalization of $1.53 billion.

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On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of buy with an average target price of $15.30 per share.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V.

The third company to consider is Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. (

PLYA, Financial), a Fairfax, Virginia-based owner and operator of 22 resorts for a total of 8,366 rooms across Mexico, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic.

Playa Hotels & Resorts N.V. endured a net loss of $1.11 per share for the trailing 12 months ended on Sept. 30, 2021, but this was an improvement from the net loss of $1.56 per share for the trailing 12 months ended on Sept. 30, 2020.

On the market, the stock price ($8.11 as of Nov. 12) has increased by 71.82% over the past year, determining a 52-week range of $3.90 to $9.46 and a market capitalization of $1.33 billion.

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On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of overweight with an average price target of about $10.67 per share.

Workhorse Group Inc

The fourth company to consider is Workhorse Group Inc (

WKHS, Financial), a Loveland, Ohio-based manufacturer of battery-electric vehicles and aircraft in the United States.

For the trailing 12 months ended on Sept. 30, 2021, the company reported a net income of $35.3 million, while for the trailing 12 months ended on Sept. 30, 2020, the company endured a net loss of nearly $210 million.

On the market, the stock price ($7.17 as of Nov. 12) has fallen by nearly 64% over the past year, determining a 52-week range of $6.02 to $42.96 and a market capitalization of $1.01 billion.

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On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of overweight with an average price target of about $9.04 per share.

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