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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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  • 3 Small-Caps on a roll 0 comments
    Aug 3, 2010 9:49 AM | about stocks: CSCX, CMM
    On Barchart Portfolio Blogs I bring to your attention stocks you might want to consider for your portfolio.Small-Caps are price momentum plays. Normally their sales and earnings projections are just guesses at best so the price action is our best gauge. These are not investments but are speculative situations

    Energas Resources (OTC:EGSR) through its subsidiary, A.T. Gas Gathering Systems, Inc., engages in the acquisition, exploration, operation, development, and production of petroleum and natural gas properties. It principally operates in the Arkoma Basin in Oklahoma and the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, as well as in Texas.

    The stock hit 11 new highs in the last 20 sessions including 4 of the most recent 5 sessions. The price has appreciated 209.52% in the last month. Barchart gives it a 96% overall technical buy and a Trend Spotter (tm) buy signal. The stock trades at .06 with a 50 day moving average of .03.

    Cardiac Science (CSCX) develops and markets life-saving external cardiac defibrillator devices and proprietary tachyarrhythmia detection software that monitors and automatically treats cardiac arrest victims. The company's technology has multiple potential applications, including use in external defibrillators and bedside patient monitors widely used in hospitals throughout the world.

    The stock hit 10 new highs in the last 20 sessions including 4 of the most recent 5 sessions. In the last month the stock has appreciated 104.71%. Barchart gives it a 100% short term technical buy and a Trend Spotter (tm) buy signal. It traded recently at 2.07 with a 50 day moving average at 1.24.

    Wall Street analysts project sales will increase 11.70% but the earnings per share increases are estimated to be 67.70% this year, 54.20% next year and maintain a 5 year annual compounded EPS growth rate of 15.00%

    Investors also have found this stock and on Motley Fool CAPS members think the stock will outperform the market with a vote of 49 to 6 with the All Stars in agreement 17 to 2.

    China Mass Media (NYSE:CMM) provides a range of integrated television advertising services, including advertising agency services, special events services to China central television, and production and sponsorship services. It is an independent television advertising company in China who provides integrated communication services. In addition, it solicits sponsors for the public service announcements the Company produces and arranges for such announcements, as well as announcements supplied by certain of its clients, to be broadcast on CCTV, the largest television network in China. The Company has also been the exclusive advertising agent of the most watched television program in China, Chinese New Year Gala.

    The stock hit 12 new highs in the last 20 session including 4 of the most recent 5. Price appreciation last month was 64.50%. Barchart has given it a 100% short term technical buy as well as a Trend Spotter (tm) buy signal. It recently traded around 2.78 with a 50 day moving average of 1.97.

    Although Wall Street analysts think the earnings will grow by only 7.50%, investors are still high on it according to Motley Fool. Caps members vote 52 to 3 that the stock will beat the market and the All Stars give it a solid 20 to 0 vote.

    Remember, these are not investments but price momentum flyers. These are recommended only for aggressive portfolios that can afford the risks.

    Jim Van Meerten is an investor who writes on investing here and on Barchart Portfolio Blogs. Please leave a comment below or email

    Disclosure: No spoitions in these stocks at the time of publication
    Themes: Small Caps Stocks: CSCX, CMM
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