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Hoang Quoc Anh
Hoang Quoc Anh
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50 Small-Cap Stocks With at Least 40% Return in the Past 52 Weeks

Since fourth quarter 2018, the US stock market has experienced high volatility with the significant decline

Since the fourth quarter of 2018, the U.S. stock market has experienced high volatility with a significant decline. The S&P 500 index (SPY) returned -4.78% in the past 52 weeks. 2018 is considered the worst year in a decade. However, in the S&P Small-Cap 600 (IJR), there are stocks that brought an excellent return to their shareholders in the same 52-week period.

Here is a list of the top 50 best-performing stocks in the S&P Small-Cap 600, delivering a return of at least 37% in the past 52 weeks.

Source: Author’s self-made table

As we can see, the top five best-performing stocks in the S&P Small-Cap 600 generated more than 100% in the past 52 weeks, leaving theS&P 500 in the dust. Each of those five companies -- Renewable Energy (NASDAQ:REGI), Ehealth Inc (NASDAQ:EHTH), Amedisys (NASDAQ:AMED), Crocs (NASDAQ:CROX) and Evertec (NYSE:EVTC) -- is in a different industry, including energy, financial, medical, consumer staples and business services. The majority of companies (15 companies) in the list are in the medical industry.

Income investors might prefer companies with high dividend yield. The three companies with the highest dividend yields are Medifast (NYSE:MED) at 2.45%, Homeowners’ Choice at 3.05% and DineEquity (NYSE:DIN) at 3.66%.

Regarding low valuation, only two companies have a single-digit price-earnings multiple: Renewable Energy with 4.22x and Electro Scientific Industries (NASDAQ:ESIO) with 8.84x.

This list proves that investors should not be pessimistic when the overall indexes experienced a downturn. There are always investment opportunities in individual stocks, which can have superior returns, beating the market handily.

About the author:

Hoang Quoc Anh
Money manager in global equities, especially in U.S. and Vietnam markets. CFA level 3 candidate. Lecturer for Stalla - CFA course in Vietnam.

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