2015 Mid Cap 10

Meet the mid cap All-Stars!

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From the April 2015 issue of the magazine.

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Mid-cap stocks have gained more than large stocks over the long term and they’re generally able to weather economic shocks better than smaller firms. That’s why many investors like to look for bargain stocks with market capitalization between $2 billion and $10 billion. The 10 U.S. stocks listed alphabetically in the table to the right were too large to make it onto our Small Cap 100 list, but we think they offer similar potential. These mid-caps got at least one A and one B according to the value and growth tests we used for our small-cap stocks. In an effort to encourage diversification, each one is from a different industry group ranging from electronics to apparel and insurance.


Name Name Ticker Industry Group Industry Subgroup Price (Feb. 12, 2015) Price (Feb. 12, 2015) Revenue ($M) Market Capitalization ($M) Price/Book Price/TangibleBook P/E (Last 12 Months) Forward P/E Dividend Yield Leverage (Assets/Equity) Value Grade Value Grade Return 3 Yr EPS Growth 3 Yr SPS Growth 1 Yr Total Asset Growth Return on Equity Price/Sales Growth Grade Growth Grade
Air Lease Corp Air Lease Corp AL Diversified Finan Serv Finance-Leasing Compan $38.38 $38.38 $1,007.00 $3,930.00 1.46 16.0 13.0 0.4% 3.91 A A 18.4% 107.1% 46.7% 19.7% 9.5% 3.89 B B
Amdocs Ltd Amdocs Ltd DOX Computers Computer Services $50.78 $50.78 $3,606.00 $7,915.00 2.31 6.0 17.8 14.7 1.3% 1.45 B B 18.5% 12.1% 8.6% 2.4% 13.4% 2.23 A A
Columbia Sportswear Co Columbia Sportswear Co COLM Apparel Apparel Manufacturers $43.59 $43.59 $2,101.00 $3,038.00 2.26 2.3 22.1 20.6 1.4% 1.32 B B 17.8% 8.7% 6.3% 11.6% 10.6% 1.45 A A
HCC Insurance Holdings Inc HCC Insurance Holdings Inc HCC Insurance Property/Casualty Ins $55.54 $55.54 $2,653.00 $5,376.00 1.43 1.9 12.0 13.9 2.1% 2.74 A A 30.5% 25.9% 7.7% 3.6% 11.9% 2.04 A A
KapStone Paper and Packaging C KapStone Paper and Packaging C KS Packaging&Containers Containers-Paper/Plastic $32.87 $32.87 $2,301.00 $3,156.00 4.06 23.5 18.2 15.1 1.2% 3.29 B B 13.4% 10.5% 34.8% -3.6% 23.8% 1.37 A A
RPM International Inc RPM International Inc RPM Chemicals Coatings/Paint $49.90 $49.90 $4,415.00 $6,674.00 4.80 22.7 19.2 2.1% 2.64 B B 29.7% 13.1% 6.8% 3.1% 21.7% 1.47 A A
Southwest Gas Corp Southwest Gas Corp SWX Gas Gas-Distribution $58.28 $58.28 $2,032.00 $2,711.00 1.86 1.9 19.4 17.8 2.5% 3.20 B B 14.0% 10.3% 2.9% 4.0% 9.9% 1.33 A A
UniFirst Corp/MA UniFirst Corp/MA UNF Textiles Linen Supply&Rel Items $122.32 $122.32 $1,419.00 $2,459.00 2.11 3.0 19.7 19.4 0.1% 1.25 B B 16.6% 15.4% 5.9% 9.8% 11.1% 1.71 A A
Westar Energy Inc Westar Energy Inc WR Electric Electric-Integrated $40.19 $40.19 $2,565.00 $5,254.00 1.61 1.6 16.8 16.5 3.5% 3.07 B B 24.0% 9.1% 2.1% 4.9% 9.9% 2.02 A A
Woodward Inc Woodward Inc WWD Electronics Instruments-Controls $48.48 $48.48 $2,060.00 $3,152.00 2.70 8.8 17.1 16.5 0.8% 2.03 B B 15.3% 12.1% 7.1% 7.0% 16.2% 1.55 A A



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Norm Rothery, CFA, PhD, is the founder of StingyInvestor.com. He may own shares of the Small Cap 100 stocks.

 

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