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Jim Van Meerten is an advisor to Marketocracy Capital Management and writes on financial subjects here and on Barchart Portfolio Blogs and Seeking Alpha. He earned a BS in Accounting and Business Administration from Berry College; a Juris Doctorate from the Woodrow Wilson School of Law; and... More
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  • Today's 5 Best Small Caps 0 comments
    Apr 24, 2014 10:22 AM | about stocks: CRK, NWN, SLCA, ANDE, DIOD

    Today I used Barchart to sort the S&P 600 Small Cap Index stocks to find the stocks with the most frequent new highs in the last month, then used the Flipchart feature to review the charts.

    Today's list includes Comstock Resources (NYSE:CRK), Northwest Natural Gas (NYSE:NWN), US Silica Holdings (NYSE:SLCA), The Andersons (NASDAQ:ANDE) andDiodes (NASDAQ:DIOD):

    Comstock Resources (CRK)

    Barchart technical indicators:

     

    • 96% Barchart technical buy signals
    • Trend Spotter buy signal
    • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
    • 16 new highs and up 32.63% in the last month
    • Relative Strength Index 84.01%
    • Barchart computes a technical support level at 26.55
    • Recently traded at 28.25 with a 50 day moving average of 21.76


    Northwest Natural Gas (NWN)

    Barchart technical indicators:

     

    • 88% Barchart technical buy signals
    • Trend Spotter buy signal
    • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
    • 14 new highs and up 2.95% in the last month
    • Relative Strength Index 64.84%
    • Barchart computes a technical support level at 44.40
    • Recently traded at 44.70 with a 50 day moving average of 43.15


    US Silica Holdings (SLCA)

    Barchart technical indicators:

     

    • 96% Barchart technical buy signals
    • Trend Spotter buy signal
    • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
    • 14 new highs and up 19.18% in the last month
    • Relative Strength Index 74.25%
    • Barchart computes a technical support level at 41.63
    • Recently traded at 42.27 with a 50 day moving average of 36.14


    The Andersons (ANDE)

    Barchart technical indicators:

     

    • 96% Barchart technical buy signals
    • Trend Spotter buy signal
    • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
    • 14 new highs and up 12.86% in the last month
    • Relative Strength Index 70.01%
    • Barchart computes a technical support level at 62.72
    • Recently traded at 64.01 with a 50 day moving average of 57.73


    Diodes (DIOD)

    Barchart technical indicators:

     

    • 64% Barchart technical buy signals
    • Trend Spotter buy signal
    • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
    • 13 new highs and up 7.49% in the last month
    • Relative Strength Index 61.47%
    • Barchart computes a technical support level at 26.62
    • Recently traded at 27.47 with a 50 day moving average of 25.49
    Stocks: CRK, NWN, SLCA, ANDE, DIOD
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