Today's 5 Best Small Caps

Sep. 12, 2013 4:11 PM ETZEP, HSTM, LL, ARB-OLD, PSEC
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Today I used Barchart to sort the S&P 600 Small Cap Index for the stocks having the best Barchart short term technical indicators. The list included Zep Inc (ZEP), Healthstream (HSTM), Lumber Liquidators (LL), Arbitron (ARB), and Prospect Capital (PSEC):

Zep Inc (ZEP)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 80% Barchart technical buy signals
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20 , 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 11 new highs and up 13.42% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 72.66%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 15.18
  • Recently traded at 15.38 with a 50 day moving average of 13.69


Healthstream (HSTM)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 80% Barchart short term
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • 13 new highs and up 6.94% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 72.81%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 34.76
  • Recently traded at 35.92 with a 50 day moving average of 31.99


Lumber Liquidators (LL)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 100% Barchart short term technical buy signal
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 11 new highs and up 12.34% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 69.25%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level 106.34
  • Recently traded at 107.68 with a 50 day moving average of 94.38


Arbitron (ARB)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 80% Barchart short term technical indicators:
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 11 new highs and up 2.57% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 64.97%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 47.45
  • Recently traded at 47.45 with a 50 day moving average of 46.87


Prospect Capital (PSEC)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 80% Barchart short term technical buy signals
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 12 new highs and up 5.04% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 66.80%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 11.38
  • Recently traded at 11.47 with a 50 day moving average of 11.04

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