5 Small Cap Stocks with High EPS growth forecast, trading near record high – (HL, MPW, RYL, OEH, PHH)

  on Oct 25,2012 Posted in Investment Ideas ,Small Cap Ideas
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Many of you may be seeking stocks that are not only currently performing well but also projected to maintain the uptrend. 5 small cap stocks are trading near 52-week highs and anticipate high EPS growth over the coming 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 taken from reputable source including the company itself or equity analysts. We ran a screen to find stocks that, at most recent close, were floating 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.

Hecla Mining Company (NYSE:HL) was trading 9.51% below its 52-week best and its 1-Year Expected EPS growth stands at 188.24%. The stock has a year-to-date performance up 21.00% and a negative weekly performance at -5.14%. HL together with its subsidiaries, discovers, acquires, develops, produces, and markets precious and base metals worldwide.

Medical Properties Trust, Inc. (NYSE:MPW) operates as a real estate investment trust (REIT) in the United States. Medical Properties Trust, Inc shares are trading only 3.27% below the 52-week high and is expected to display a high EPS growth of 39.22% over the next year. Its share price has grown 21.14% this year and is down -1.75% for the last five trades.

The Ryland Group, Inc. (NYSE:RYL) shares appeared 3.27% below their 52-week highs and are expected to report a high EPS growth of 172.13% in the next fiscal year. The stock so far this year has gained 109.25% and is up 1.58% for the last five trades. RYL operates as a homebuilder and a mortgage-finance company in the United States.

Orient-Express Hotels Ltd. (NYSE:OEH) floats only 2.27% below the 52-week top level and its 1-Year Expected EPS growth stands at 222.22%. The stock has a year-to-date performance up 66.80% and positive at 38.14% in last five trading sessions. OEH together with its subsidiaries, engages in the hotel and travel businesses in Europe, North America, and internationally.

PHH Corporation (NYSE:PHH) provides business process management services for the mortgage and fleet industries in the United States and Canada. PHH Corporation has grown 106.45% this year and in the last five trades has moved up 4.89%. The stock’s price was just 2.86% below their 52-week highs and is predicted to show a high EPS growth of 155.21% next year.

Disclosure: The views and opinions expressed in this article are exclusively those of the authors who have no stake in any stocks mentioned, and hold no plan to acquire any stake within the next 5 days.



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