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Marine Products Corp. (MPX) Leads Small-Cap Stars Consumer Goods Sector for March 20

The right product can turn a small-cap consumer goods company into a mid-cap or even a large-cap consumer goods company in a hurry, but precisely which products the fickle public will latch onto can be difficult to predict. However, with equities.com's Small-Cap Stars, our proprietary list of small-cap stocks best-positioned for future success based on their fundamentals, you can identify which companies are the most ready to capitalize on future gains.

Here are today's top-performing consumer goods Small-Cap Stars:

Marine Products Corp. (MPX)

Marine Products Corp. gained 6.08% to $8.90. The gains came on a volume of 30,897 shares against an average daily volume of 9,639 shares. Marine Products Corp. has had a trading range from $9.12 to $5.87 over the last year, its P/E ratio is 35, it has a 50-day SMA of $7.88, and a 200-day SMA of $7.80.

Marine Products Corp manufactures fiberglass motorized boats distributed and marketed through its independent dealer network. Its product offerings include Chaparral sterndrive pleasure boats and Robalo outboard sport fishing boats.

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. (QTWW)

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. gained 5.38% to $2.35. The gains came on a volume of 229,363 shares against an average daily volume of 491,714 shares. Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide Inc. has had a trading range from $10.65 to $1.75 over the last year, it has a 50-day SMA of $2.74, and a 200-day SMA of $3.79.

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide designs, develops, and produces compressed natural gas storage tanks & packaged fuel systems and other fuel and propulsion systems for alternative fuel vehicle applications.

Inventure Foods Inc. (SNAK)

Inventure Foods Inc. gained 4.47% to $10.98. The gains came on a volume of 145,127 shares against an average daily volume of 122,000 shares. Inventure Foods Inc. has had a trading range from $14.50 to $9.60 over the last year, its P/E ratio is 19.8, it has a 50-day SMA of $10.87, and a 200-day SMA of $12.09.

Inventure Foods Inc develops, produces markets and distributes snack food products and frozen berry products. These products are sold through grocery retailers, mass merchandisers, club stores & among others.

Escalade Inc. (ESCA)

Escalade Inc. gained 3.65% to $16.75. The gains came on a volume of 71,234 shares against an average daily volume of 14,726 shares. Escalade Inc. has had a trading range from $17.20 to $10.55 over the last year, its P/E ratio is 19.2, it has a 50-day SMA of $15.66, and a 200-day SMA of $14.30.

Escalade Inc manufactures, & distributes sporting goods brands in basketball goals, archery, indoor & outdoor game recreation & fitness products through retailers, specialty dealers, key on-line retailers, traditional department stores & mass merchants.

Craft Brew Alliance Inc (BREW)

Craft Brew Alliance Inc gained 2.74% to $13.48. The gains came on a volume of 151,351 shares against an average daily volume of 48,363 shares. Craft Brew Alliance Inc has had a trading range from $17.89 to $10.07 over the last year, its P/E ratio is 82, it has a 50-day SMA of $12.28, and a 200-day SMA of $12.86.

Craft Brew Alliance Inc is a craft brewing company. It brews craft beers in four company-owned breweries located in Portland, Oregon; the Seattle suburb of Woodinville, Washington; Portsmouth, New Hampshire; & Kailua-Kona, Hawaii; & in Memphis, Tennessee.

Equities.com Small-Cap Stars - Stocks That You Should Want to Consume

While accurately predicting the direction the consumer goods market is headed may take nothing less than a crystal ball, a smart investor can mitigate their risks by finding well-positioned, well-run companies and focusing their investments there. The Small-Cap Stars system helps identify just such companies by looking at past small-cap consumer goods companies that offered big returns, creating a profile of those companies by plugging dozens of specific fundamental metrics into a complex statistical regression, and then identifying which companies in the current market most resemble those previous success stories prior to their big gains.

Among other traits, our screen determined that high levels of cash as a percentage of total assets and a high net income trailing twelve months were key factors in predicting the success of small-cap consumer goods companies.

All data provided by QuoteMedia and was accurate as of 4:30 pm ET.

Source: Equities.com News (March 20, 2015 - 11:34 AM EDT)

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