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The following is a list of small cap stocks, with market caps between $300M and $500M. All of the stocks mentioned below are deeply undervalued, when comparing the current price to the average analyst target price (used as a proxy for fair value).

Yes, there are many limitations to this approach of finding undervalued companies, but the goal here is to give a value-oriented investor a starting point for his or her own analysis.

Analysts seem to think these small-cap companies are deeply undervalued, what do you think? Full details below.

Price target data sourced from Finviz.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in market cap for the top six names mentioned below. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.

The list has been sorted by the discount to analyst target price.

1. Aegean Marine Petroleum Network Inc. (NYSE:ANW): Basic Materials Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $421.58M. Price at time of writing $8.84 vs. target price of $14.4 (discount of 38.61%). Short float at 6.65%, which implies a short ratio of 1.56 days. The stock has lost -68.52% over the last year.

2. NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:NPSP): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $566.23M. Price at time of writing $8.46 vs. target price of $13.75 (discount of 38.47%). Short float at 3.32%, which implies a short ratio of 2.99 days. The stock has gained 158.72% over the last year.

3. Sycamore Networks Inc. (OTCQB:SCMR): Networking & Communication Devices Industry. Market cap of $599.42M. Price at time of writing $21.01 vs. target price of $33.0 (discount of 36.33%). Short float at 3.35%, which implies a short ratio of 3.12 days. The stock has gained 43.71% over the last year.

4. The Talbots Inc. (NYSE:TLB): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $369.97M. Price at time of writing $5.25 vs. target price of $8.19 (discount of 35.9%). Short float at 24.71%, which implies a short ratio of 3.84 days. The stock has lost -52.7% over the last year.

5. SIGA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGA): Drug Manufacturers Industry. Market cap of $553.84M. Price at time of writing $11.56 vs. target price of $18.0 (discount of 35.78%). Short float at 16.02%, which implies a short ratio of 12.91 days. The stock has gained 109.8% over the last year.

6. Pantry Inc. (NASDAQ:PTRY): Grocery Stores Industry. Market cap of $364.75M. Price at time of writing $15.90 vs. target price of $24.5 (discount of 35.1%). Short float at 2.93%, which implies a short ratio of 3.68 days. The stock has gained 20.91% over the last year.

7. PMI Group Inc. (PMI): Surety & Title Insurance Industry. Market cap of $480.29M. Price at time of writing $2.98 vs. target price of $4.46 (discount of 33.18%). Short float at 16.2%, which implies a short ratio of 5.5 days. The stock has gained 36.07% over the last year.

8. Kansas City Life Insurance Company (NASDAQ:KCLI): Life Insurance Industry. Market cap of $369.91M. Price at time of writing $32.25 vs. target price of $47.73 (discount of 32.43%). Short float at 0.61%, which implies a short ratio of 5.93 days. The stock has gained 30.99% over the last year.

9. Renaissance Learning Inc. (NASDAQ:RLRN): Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $307.04M. Price at time of writing $10.49 vs. target price of $15.0 (discount of 30.07%). Short float at 5.01%, which implies a short ratio of 7.01 days. The stock has gained 2.54% over the last year.

10. Keegan Resources Inc. (KGN): Gold Industry. Market cap of $356.27M. Price at time of writing $7.69 vs. target price of $10.98 (discount of 29.96%). Short float at 0.05%, which implies a short ratio of 0.28 days. The stock has gained 34.91% over the last year.

11. Jaguar Mining Inc. (JAG): Gold Industry. Market cap of $470.78M. Price at time of writing $5.58 vs. target price of $7.95 (discount of 29.81%). Short float at 6.05%, which implies a short ratio of 3.79 days. The stock has lost -41.69% over the last year.

12. Capstone Turbine Corp. (NASDAQ:CPST): Industrial Electrical Equipment Industry. Market cap of $323.14M. Price at time of writing $1.31 vs. target price of $1.83 (discount of 28.42%). Short float at 10.66%, which implies a short ratio of 10.26 days. The stock has gained 18.02% over the last year.

13. UR-Energy Inc. (NYSEMKT:URG): Industrial Metals & Minerals Industry. Market cap of $320.29M. Price at time of writing $3.23 vs. target price of $4.5 (discount of 28.22%). Short float at 0.16%, which implies a short ratio of 0.1 days. The stock has gained 319.48% over the last year.

14. ShoreTel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SHOR): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $347.08M. Price at time of writing $7.56 vs. target price of $10.44 (discount of 27.59%). Short float at 2.58%, which implies a short ratio of 3.25 days. The stock has gained 36.71% over the last year.

15. Hawaiian Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:HA): Regional Airlines Industry. Market cap of $338.32M. Price at time of writing $6.78 vs. target price of $9.3 (discount of 27.1%). Short float at 8.75%, which implies a short ratio of 7.38 days. The stock has lost -3.42% over the last year.

16. Republic Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:RBCAA): Regional Banks Industry. Market cap of $397.02M. Price at time of writing $18.96 vs. target price of $26.0 (discount of 27.08%). Short float at 5.9%, which implies a short ratio of 16.64 days. The stock has gained 23.84% over the last year.

17. Wet Seal Inc. (WTSLA): Apparel Stores Industry. Market cap of $360.4M. Price at time of writing $3.60 vs. target price of $4.92 (discount of 26.83%). Short float at 3.34%, which implies a short ratio of 2.41 days. The stock has lost -1.37% over the last year.

18. Rex Energy Corporation (NASDAQ:REXX): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $524.09M. Price at time of writing $11.96 vs. target price of $16.29 (discount of 26.58%). Short float at 19.15%, which implies a short ratio of 11.73 days. The stock has gained 3.73% over the last year.

19. Syneron Medical Ltd. (NASDAQ:ELOS): Medical Appliances & Equipment Industry. Market cap of $393.27M. Price at time of writing $11.05 vs. target price of $15.0 (discount of 26.33%). Short float at 3.2%, which implies a short ratio of 7.74 days. The stock has gained 18.82% over the last year.

20. Brigus Gold Corp (BRD): Gold Industry. Market cap of $311.94M. Price at time of writing $1.71 vs. target price of $2.32 (discount of 26.29%). Short float at 0.21%, which implies a short ratio of 0.38 days. The stock has gained 6.88% over the last year.

21. Electro Scientific Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:ESIO): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $455.46M. Price at time of writing $16.22 vs. target price of $21.5 (discount of 24.56%). Short float at 2.09%, which implies a short ratio of 6.52 days. The stock has gained 49.91% over the last year.

22. PAETEC Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:PAET): Diversified Communication Services Industry. Market cap of $580.17M. Price at time of writing $4.01 vs. target price of $5.31 (discount of 24.48%). Short float at 2.33%, which implies a short ratio of 7.42 days. The stock has gained 23.01% over the last year.

23. Ceragon Networks Ltd. (NASDAQ:CRNT): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $419.M. Price at time of writing $12.53 vs. target price of $16.52 (discount of 24.15%). Short float at 1.05%, which implies a short ratio of 1.02 days. The stock has gained 8.39% over the last year.

24. Cogo Group, Inc. (COGO): Diversified Electronics Industry. Market cap of $323.62M. Price at time of writing $9.16 vs. target price of $12.04 (discount of 23.92%). Short float at 0.82%, which implies a short ratio of 0.92 days. The stock has gained 39.63% over the last year.

25. Stoneridge Inc. (NYSE:SRI): Auto Parts Industry. Market cap of $383.02M. Price at time of writing $15.05 vs. target price of $19.5 (discount of 22.82%). Short float at 3.78%, which implies a short ratio of 3.81 days. The stock has gained 126.66% over the last year.

26. Optimer Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:OPTR): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $462.71M. Price at time of writing $11.84 vs. target price of $15.33 (discount of 22.77%). Short float at 6.32%, which implies a short ratio of 11.42 days. The stock has lost -5.58% over the last year.

27. ADPT Corp (NYSE:ADPT): Computer Based Systems Industry. Market cap of $352.51M. Price at time of writing $2.93 vs. target price of $3.77 (discount of 22.28%). Short float at 2.72%, which implies a short ratio of 20.69 days. The stock has lost -4.87% over the last year.

28. John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT): Diversified Machinery Industry. Market cap of $504.08M. Price at time of writing $17.85 vs. target price of $22.88 (discount of 21.98%). Short float at 2.38%, which implies a short ratio of 6.57 days. The stock has gained 11.7% over the last year.

29. Measurement Specialties Inc. (NASDAQ:MEAS): Scientific & Technical Instrument Industry. Market cap of $421.27M. Price at time of writing $28.16 vs. target price of $36.0 (discount of 21.78%). Short float at 3.97%, which implies a short ratio of 6.12 days. The stock has gained 113.98% over the last year.

30. Triple-S Management Corporation (NYSE:GTS): Accident & Health Insurance Industry. Market cap of $539.38M. Price at time of writing $18.51 vs. target price of $23.5 (discount of 21.23%). Short float at 2.13%, which implies a short ratio of 6.53 days. The stock has gained 15.76% over the last year.

Source: Top 30 Most Undervalued Small Cap Stocks by Analyst Target Price