In a market that’s still trading off the Fed, in addition to reduced earnings expectations, top micro-cap stocks are not plentiful.And those companies that are able to generate double-digit year-over-year growth are typically expensively priced in a market where institutional investors are still buying existing winners.It’s tough for any business to be growing in this economy. And while valuations for many growing micro-cap companies are off the charts. Read More
There’s actually some earnings reporting going on at the moment, and some of the numbers are yielding decent micro-cap stocks to watch out for.It’s a little early yet for the upcoming earnings onslaught. It’s exactly what this market needs, though. This time of year, the trading action in stocks can be downright awful.Micro-Cap Stocks to Watch in a Growth IndustryThere’s a trend among restaurant chains—the consumer is. Read More
In a market that’s already gone up, many of the top micro-cap stocks are expensively priced as institutional investors continue to buy double-digit growth where it can be found.I suspect these richly valued companies will stay this way going into 2016, because there just isn’t a lot of genuine business growth to be found in this slow-growth world.Naturally, micro-cap companies are inherently more risky and typically more volatile. Read More
A lot of smaller companies and micro-cap stocks are now reporting their quarterly earnings, and a lot of the numbers are pretty good. I’ve noticed particular financial strength in a number of micro-cap technology companies, along with good trading action among biotech companies.There’s no real trend among micro-cap stocks, aside from the Russell 2000 Index, which is about five percent below its recent high set in March of this. Read More
It continues to be uncertain times for the stock market. You get good news, the stock market goes down; you get bad news, the stock market goes up. With no definable trend, you could say we’re in a market where anything could happen. This is why investment risk is so high.I’m hopeful about this upcoming earnings season and it’s exactly what the stock market needs—to see some results from. Read More
I think investors really want to be buyers of stock at this time, but there isn’t much of a catalyst to do so. Institutional investors are buying, but they’re also playing on the market’s volatility, accentuating the results. Reality is beginning to set in now and there’s a realization that corporate earnings are actually going to be strong in the bottom half of the year. The employment situation isn’t great and neither is the real estate market, but the corporate economy is well-positioned to deliver solid earnings growth and this makes the current stock market look very reasonably priced.
In a much-anticipated initial public offering (IPO), Dunkin’ Brands (NYSE/DNKN) was set to debut on the New York Stock Exchange yesterday. The company owns two big-name franchises — Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins — and could be much sought after.
The stock market is facing some strong headwinds over the short term and all the wrangling is a real shame considering that we’re still getting great earnings results from large-caps. It’s no wonder the spot price of gold keeps ticking higher; there’s nothing else for investors to rally around.
The second-quarter earnings season has started strong. As of July 20, 88 of the S&P 500 companies have reported, with 78% beating estimates and 10% falling short, according to Thomson Reuters.Strong earnings from technology have provided the catalyst for the buying, helping to offset the significant debt issues in Europe and the U.S.