10 Small-Cap Growth Stocks to Buy Now

In a year when the major market indexes are struggling to put up gains, it might be time to take a closer look at smaller stocks with outsized growth prospects.

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In a year when the major market indexes are struggling to put up gains, it might be time to take a closer look at smaller stocks with outsized growth prospects. Historically, small-cap growth stocks have a low performance correlation to stocks with large market values, asset manager Federated Investors notes. They also tend to outperform stocks with big market caps over time, too.

Small-cap growth stocks have certainly paid off so far in 2018. The large-cap Dow Jones Industrial Average is off 3% for the year-to-date. But the small-cap growth benchmark Russell 2000 growth index is actually flat.

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Data is as of April 25, 2018. Companies are listed in alphabetical order. Analysts’ ratings provided by Zacks Investment Research. Click on ticker-symbol links in each slide for current share prices and more.

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Dan Burrows
Senior Investing Writer, Kiplinger.com

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