Best Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now

Small cap teen retailer Abercrombie & Fitch Co (NYSE: ANF) reportedQ3 2017 earnings before the market opened Friday with results topping expectations on higher sales nationally and at existing stores. Net sales were up 5% to $859.1 million with comparable sales for the third quarter up 4% and changes in foreign currency exchange rates benefiting net sales by 1%.

Fiscal 2017 Comparable Sales Summary (1) Brand
Geography
First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Year-to-Date

First Quarter
Second Quarter
Third Quarter
Year-to-Date Hollister
3%
5%
8%
6%
United States
(3)%
0%
6%
1% Abercrombie(2)
(10)%
(7)%
(2)%
(6)%
International
(2)%
(1)%
0%
(1)% Total Company
(3)%
(1)%
4%
0%
Total Company
(3)%
(1)%
4%
0%

Best Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its stake in Washington Federal (NASDAQ:WAFD) by 12.3% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 1,301,596 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 142,766 shares during the period. Principal Financial Group Inc. owned approximately 1.54% of Washington Federal worth $45,035,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

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Best Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: STERIS Corporation(STE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Thrivent Financial for Lutherans increased its holdings in Steris PLC (NYSE:STE) by 3.8% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 19,289 shares of the medical equipment provider’s stock after buying an additional 714 shares during the quarter. Thrivent Financial for Lutherans’ holdings in Steris were worth $1,801,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Rewalk Robotics (NASDAQ: RWLK) and Steris (NYSE:STE) are both medical companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their risk, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Steris (NYSE: STE) and Consort Medical (OTCMKTS:CSRMY) are both medical companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and valuation.

Best Small Cap Stocks To Watch Right Now: SINOPEC Shangai Petrochemical Company Ltd.(SHI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Press coverage about Shanghai Petrochemical (NYSE:SHI) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Shanghai Petrochemical earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the oil and gas company an impact score of 44.8127005121821 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shanghai Petrochemical (NYSE: SHI) and Eastman Chemical (NYSE:EMN) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior stock? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, valuation and profitability.

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