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It should be no surprise that small-cap REITs have performed well year-to-date. Many of the dominant index-driven large-cap REITs absorbed most of the decline in value, while the small-cap REITs have managed to fly under the radar.
My top performing Small Cap REITs (in the Forbes Real Estate Investor) year-to-date were Hannon Armstrong +30.8%, Global Healthcare +19.1%, and Community Healthcare +16.8%.
The trade-off for investing in large-cap stocks can be easily traced back to the institutional buyers – led by exchange-traded funds and mutual funds — that have a higher degree of analyst coverage and much lower risk tolerances.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Smith & Nephew SNATS, Inc.(SNN)
- [By Charles Carlson, CEO and Portfolio Manager, Horizon Investment Services]
For investors looking for growth but also income, I especially like three health-care related stocksFresenius Medical (FMS), Novo Nordisk (NVO), and Smith & Nephew (SNN).
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Aimia Inc. (GAPFF)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Aimia (OTCPK:GAPFF) (TSX: AIM, AIM.PR.A, AIM.PR.B, AIM.PR.C)
As some background, we are intimately familiar with Aeroplan and Air Canada (OTCQX:ACDVF) not just as investors but as extraordinarily heavy consumers. As both an Air Canada top tier elite and Aeroplan top tier member I generate well in excess of 1.5 million Aeroplan miles annually, half from flying Air Canada and its partners and the other half from spending. As consumers we were concerned with Air Canada’s decision (though we expect more details to come out that will alleviate these concerns) but as investors we understand that the fundamental business model of mileage programs are incredibly attractive and that Aimia presents an incredibly rare and lucrative investment opportunity for the investor discerning enough to dig into the company.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Cherry Hill Mortgage Investment Corporation(CHMI)
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Cerulean Pharma Inc (NASDAQ: CERU) shares dipped 27 percent to $0.817. Cerulean Pharma shares have dropped 60.28 percent over the past 52 weeks, while the S&P 500 index has gained 15.31 percent in the same period.
Tandem Diabetes Care Inc (NASDAQ: TNDM) shares tumbled 24.2 percent to $1.17. Tandem Diabetes Care priced 18 million share offering at $1.25 per share.
Alphatec Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ATEC) shares fell 21.1 percent to $2.10 as the company reported a $18.9 million private placement.
Heat Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HTBX) shares dropped 15.5 percent to $0.870. Heat Biologics priced its 5 million share offering at $0.80 per share.
Rave Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ: RAVE) shares fell 15 percent to $1.76.
QuickLogic Corporation (NASDAQ: QUIK) shares declined 12.2 percent to $1.58. QuickLogic priced its 10 million share offering at $1.50 per share.
Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE: OEC) shares dropped 9.5 percent to $19.10. Orion Engineered Carbons reported a 5 million common stock secondary offering.
Interpace Diagnostics Group Inc (NASDAQ: IDXG) shares fell 8.7 percent to $2.61 after the company reported debt restructuring and agreed to eliminate its royalty and mileston
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital, Inc.(HASI)
- [By Lee Jackson]
This is another solid value at current levels. Hannon Armstrong Sustainable Infrastructure Capital Inc. (NYSE: HASI) is a specialty finance company that directly originates debt and equity investments for sustainable infrastructure projects. The companys projects focus on products that increase energy efficiency, offer cleaner energy sources and efficiently use natural resources.
Top 5 Performing Stocks To Own Right Now: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)
- [By Anders Bylund, Chuck Saletta, and Brian Feroldi]
Read on to see why they pickedAllstate(NYSE:ALL),EPAM Systems(NYSE:EPAM), andUniversal Display(NASDAQ:OLED).
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