5 Small-Cap Stocks Near 52-Week Highs That Foresee Strong EPS Growth Next Year

  on Jul 23,2012 Posted in Investment Ideas ,Premium ,Small Cap Ideas
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Are you in search of stocks not only does currently perform well but also are predicted to sustain the upward trend? 5 small cap stocks are trading near 52-week highs and forecast high EPS growth over the next financial year. Why picked small-cap? Because they perform well early in an economic recovery, when interest rates are near to the ground and they have easy access to funds to invest into their growth.

The annual EPS growth rate prediction for the next year used in this article is provided by any reputable source including the company itself or equity analysts. We ran a screen to find stocks that, at latest close, are hanging no more than 10% from their 52-week highs. We then search for high-growth stocks having EPS growth estimates of 25% up over the coming year.

DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc (NYSE:DFT) shares appeared 9.28% below their 52-week highs and are expected to report a high EPS growth of 126.67% in the next fiscal year. The stock so far this year has gained +9.63% and is down -6.94% for the last five trades. DFT a real estate investment trust (REIT), engages in the ownership, acquisition, development, operation, management, and lease of large-scale data center facilities in the United States.

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation (NYSE:LPX) together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing and distributing building products for new home construction, repair and remodeling. Louisiana-Pacific Corporation has grown +34.70% this year and in the last five trades has moved down -2.77%. The stock’s price was just 7.49% below their 52-week highs and is predicted to show a high EPS growth of 311.10% next year.

Standard Pacific Corp (NYSE:SPF) was trading 5.86% below its 52-week best and its 1-Year Expected EPS growth stands at 52.63%. The stock has a year-to-date performance up +97.17% and a negative weekly performance at -3.24%. SPF operates as a diversified builder of single-family attached and detached homes in the United States.

Georgia Gulf Corporation (NYSE:GGC) engages in the manufacture and marketing of chemicals and building products in the United States and internationally. Georgia Gulf Corporation shares are trading only 7.45% below the 52-week high and is expected to display a high EPS growth of 27.52% over the next year. Its share price has grown +76.79% this year and is up +23.25% for the last five trades.

Glu Mobile Inc (NASDAQ:GLUU) floats only 5.25% below the 52-week top level and its 1-Year Expected EPS growth stands at 277.80%. The stock has a year-to-date performance up +78.03% and positive at +1.82% in last five trading sessions. GLUU designs, markets, and sells mobile games worldwide.

Disclosure: Opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors alone who have no stake in any stocks mentioned, and do not plan to acquire any stake within the next 72 hours.



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