Small-cap tech companies have long been a source of innovation and, when a product really takes off, a source of huge gains for shareholders. Equities.com's Small-Cap Stars, our proprietary list of those small-cap companies we believe are best-positioned for future success, gained 45.32 percent in 2013, significantly outpacing the broader market for small-cap stocks. That's why the tech companies on the Small-Cap Stars represent the sort of well-researched, speculative plays that can add a little sizzle to your portfolio.
Here are today's top-performing technology Small-Cap Stars as of noon on the east coast:
Parkervision Inc. (PRKR) Parkervision Inc.
gained 16.67% to $1.30
in morning trading today. Volume reached 2,004,620 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 1,055,520 shares. Parkervision Inc.
has a 52-week high of $7.78
and a 52-week low of $1.08
, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $1.83
is in the business of innovating fundamental wireless technologies. It designs, develops & markets its proprietary radio frequency technologies & products for use in semiconductor circuits for mobile & other wireless applications.
Adept Technology Inc. (ADEP) Adept Technology Inc.
gained 6.65% to $10.10
in morning trading today. Volume reached 101,196 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 150,469 shares. Adept Technology Inc.
has a 52-week high of $21.90
and a 52-week low of $3.11
, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $9.78
respectively.Adept Technology Inc
is engaged in the development of intelligent robotics and advanced control systems. It offers a unique robotic control system that combines tightly integrated vision, motion control and geometric object recognition.
Net Element Inc. (NETE) Net Element Inc.
gained 4.97% to $1.69
in morning trading today. Volume reached 12,290 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 261,286 shares. Net Element Inc.
has a 52-week high of $5.90
and a 52-week low of $0.88
, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $1.84
respectively.Net Element Inc
is a financial technology-driven group specializing in mobile payments and value-added transactional services in emerging countries and in the United States
Amtech Systems Inc. (ASYS) Amtech Systems Inc.
gained 4.84% to $10.61
in morning trading today. Volume reached 10,450 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 45,969 shares. Amtech Systems Inc.
has a 52-week high of $13.74
and a 52-week low of $5.79
, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $10.54
respectively.Amtech Systems, Inc.
, is a supplier of horizontal diffusion furnace systems used for solar (photovoltaic) cell and semiconductor manufacturing. It operates in two business segments namely solar and semiconductor equipment, and polishing supplies.
Perceptron Inc. (PRCP) Perceptron Inc.
gained 4.77% to $11.65
in morning trading today. Volume reached 20,865 by noon. The stock's average daily volume is 24,821 shares. Perceptron Inc.
has a 52-week high of $18.24
and a 52-week low of $8.10
, its P/E ratio is 18.4, and its 50-day SMA and 200-day SMA are $11.93
develops, produces and sells non-contact measurement and inspection solutions for industrial applications.
Small-Cap Stars Tech Companies - New Ideas Driving Major Gains
Investing in small-cap companies, particularly in the tech sector, means assuming more risk in search of greater gains. However, precisely how you take on this risk can have a lot to do with how much success you can have. That's why a research product like Equities.com
's Small-Cap Stars can be invaluable to constructing a small-cap stock portfolio that's got a real chance at success.
Our Small-Cap Stars system runs a complex statistical regression on hundreds of small-cap companies, measuring them by dozens of different fundamentals. By looking at tech companies that previously made big gains during the period preceding their success, we can get a sense of what factors are the most predictive of future success. Then, we can apply those fundamentals to the current market to find which companies best fit our profile of a small-cap tech company poised to grow over the next year.
Our system found that small-cap tech companies with low debt, low cash reserves as a percentage of total assets (because, after all, a small-cap tech company should be reinvesting its profits), and low rate of depreciation tended to be among those finding the most success.
All data provided by QuoteMedia and was accurate as of 12:00 pm ET.