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The 5 Best Small Caps

|Includes: AFFX, ECOL, MKTX, OMG, Sturm, Ruger & Company Inc. (RGR)

I wanted to find the 5 best Small Caps so I used Barchart to sort the S&P 600 Small Cap Index stocks for the best technical buy signals, then used the Flipchart feature to find the charts I liked.

Today's list includes Strum Ruger & Co (NYSE:RGR), OM Group (NYSE:OMG), Marketaxcess Holdings (NASDAQ:MKTX), US Ecology (NASDAQ:ECOL) and Affymetrix(NASDAQ:AFFX):

Strum Ruger & Co (RGR)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 100% Barchart technical buy signals
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 10 new highs and up 30.14% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 82.24%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 50.95
  • Recently traded at 55.78 with a 50 day moving average of 41.15


OM Group (OMG)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 100% Barchart technical buy signals
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 7 new highs and up 5.90% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 67.22%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 29.64
  • Recently traded at 31.09 with a 50 day moving average of 29.11


Marketaxcess Holdings (MKTX)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 100% Barchart technical buy signals
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 3 new highs and up 4.91% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 68.28%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 77.22
  • Recently traded at 84.35 with a 50 day moving average if 75.87


US Ecology (ECOL)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 100% Barchart technical buy signals
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 9 new highs and up 15.31% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 78.74%
  • Barchart computes a technical support level at 49.06
  • Recently traded at 51.47 with a 50 day moving average of 43.14


Affymetrix (AFFX)

Barchart technical indicators:

 

  • 100% Barchart technical buy signals
  • Trend Spotter buy signal
  • Above its 20, 50 and 100 day moving averages
  • 7 new highs and up 6.58% in the last month
  • Relative Strength Index 70.28%
  • Barchart computes a technical support leve at 11.50
  • Recently traded at 12.24 with a 50 day moving average of 11.01