Small Cap Stocks with Upbeat 1-year Expected EPS growth, trading near Highs – (KBH, BZH, SPF, MWA)

  on Oct 22,2012 Posted in Investment Ideas ,Small Cap Ideas
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You may like to find stocks not performing well only for now but also 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 pick 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. Finally, small cap stocks belonging to the industrial goods sector were picked.

KB Home (NYSE:KBH) was trading 1.00% below its 52-week best and its 1-Year Expected EPS growth stands at 117.10%. The stock has a year-to-date performance up 154.52% and a positive weekly performance at 15.75%. KBH operates as a homebuilding and financial services company in the United States.

Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) designs, builds, and sells single-family and multi-family homes in 16 states in the United States. Beazer Homes USA, Inc.’s shares are trading only 8.64% below the 52-week high and is expected to display a high EPS growth of 43.20% over the next year. Its share price has grown 48.47% this year and is up 8.93% for the last five trades.

Standard Pacific Corp. (NYSE:SPF)’s shares appeared 2.78% below their 52-week highs and are expected to report a high EPS growth of 50.00% in the next fiscal year. The stock so far this year has gained 142.14% and is up10.47% for the last five trades. SPF operates as a diversified builder of single-family attached and detached homes in the United States.

Mueller Water Products, Inc. (NYSE:MWA) floats only 5.18% below the 52-week top level and its 1-Year Expected EPS growth stands at 750.00%. The stock has a year-to-date performance up 98.33% and negative at -0.21% in last five trading sessions. MWA, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets water infrastructure, flow control, and piping component system products primarily in the United States and Canada.

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



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