Today's 5 Top Small Caps

Dec. 20, 2013 10:26 AM ETILG-OLD, AKS, SYNA, CDR, HOMB
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Today's 5 Top Small Caps

Today I used Barchart to sort the S&P 600 Small Cap Index to find the stock with the most frequent new highs in the last month. I then skipped over the stocks that didn't have positive gains for the last week and month and reviewed the charts using the Flipchart feature.

Today's list includes Interval Leisure Group (IILG), AK Steel (AKS), DSP Group (DSPG), Cedar Shopping Centers (CDR) and Home Bancshares(HOMB):

Interval Leisure Group (IILG)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 96% Barchart technical buy signals
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 18 new highs and up 23.27%
  • Relative Strength Index 80.44%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 30.11
  • Recently traded at 31.15 with a 50 day moving average of 25.93


AK Steel (AKS)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 100% Barchart technical buy signal
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 13 new highs and up 42.66% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 84.37%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 6.19
  • Recently traded at 7.39 with a 50 day moving average of 5.18


DSP Group (DSPG)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 96% Barchart technical buy signal
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 13 new highs and up 14.06% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 70.68%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 9.03
  • Recently traded at 9.23 with a 50 day moving average of 8.12


Cedar Shopping Centers (CDR)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 96% Barchart technical buy signals
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 13 new highs and up 9.23%
  • Relative Strength Index 65.89%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 5.91
  • Recently traded at 6.12 with a 50 day moving average of 5.71


Home Bancshares (HOMB)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 96% Barchart technical buy signals
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 12 new highs and up 11.54% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 70.77%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 37.16
  • Recently traded at 37.98 with a 50 day moving average of 34.74
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