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Best Performing Micro Cap Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 2020
Want to bet big with the potential of high risk and high reward? Micro Cap stocks segment may be the right fit for such investors. These are small valued companies which have their market capitalization range from $50 million to $300 million, and whose shares are listed on the stock exchanges for common investors and traders to take a position. While not all micro cap companies may emerge as winners in the long run, there are a few which stand out. A look at the recent past performance may indicate which small value micro cap companies are doing good, and have emerged as winners in terms of the net returns they generated.
Among the available Micro Cap stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Micro Cap stocks?
This article provides a list of Micro Cap stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2020 so far till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Micro Cap stocks between the end of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Micro Cap stocks are listed below.
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Top Micro Cap Stocks With Highest Returns

The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Micro Cap segment by market cap, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) miRagen Therapeutics Inc. (MGEN) 2) WidePoint Corporation (WYY) 3) Biocept, Inc. (BIOC) 4) Kirkland's, Inc. (KIRK) 5) Medley Capital Corporation (MCC)
 6) Genprex, Inc. (GNPX) 7) Aduro Biotech, Inc. (ADRO) 8) Precision Drilling Corporation (PDS) 9) Heat Biologics, Inc. (HTBX) 10) Civeo Corporation (CVEO)

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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

miRagen Therapeutics

Miragen Therapeutics, Inc., a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company, engages in discovering and developing proprietary RNA-targeted therapies with a specific focus on microRNAs and their role in diseases whe ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of miRagen Therapeutics.
Based on the market-cap change from $16.73 million to $64.29 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $0.48 per share to a price of $16.45 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, miRagen Therapeutics Inc. (MGEN) was successful in generating YTD returns of 3327.08 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Micro Cap stocks, the Boulder, CO-based miRagen Therapeutics is categorized as the Drug Development sub-sector business which falls under the larger Health Care sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

WidePoint

WidePoint Corporation, incorporated on May 30, 1997, is a provider of information technology (IT)-based products, services and solutions. The Company offers secure, cloud-based, enterprise-wide IT-based solutions that enable commercial markets, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of WidePoint.
The Illinois, IL-based Technology sector company WidePoint Corporation (WYY) holds the number two spot among the best performing stocks of the Micro Cap sector. Classified as the EDP Services business, the stock price of WidePoint ended the previous year at a price of $0.4 per share while it reached the level of $10.11 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 2427.5%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $85.52 million. Few leading stock market index includes WidePoint in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Biocept

Biocept, Inc., incorporated on June 28, 2013, is an early commercial-stage molecular oncology diagnostics company. The Company develops and commercializes circulating tumor cell (CTC) and circulating tumor deoxyribonucleic acid (ctDNA), ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Biocept.
The California, CA-headquartered company Biocept, Inc. (BIOC) is ranked number three among the best performing stocks of Micro Cap of 2020. The Health Care sector business falls under the Medical Specialities industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Biocept has changed by 1431.03 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.29 per share and year-to-date closing price of $4.44 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $6.58 million to $59.48 million during the same period. Along with Micro Cap, the company is also in the business of Health Care, Medical Specialities, Diagnostics & Research, Healthcare, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. Biocept continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Kirkland's

Kirkland's, Inc. operates as a specialty retailer of home décor in the United States. The company's stores provide various merchandise, including holiday décor, framed arts, furniture, ornamental wa ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Kirkland's.
During the given months of the year 2020, Kirkland's, Inc. (KIRK) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1341.94 percentage which helped it gain the number four spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Tennessee, TN-based Kirkland's closed at a price of $1.24 per share, while it traded at a price of $17.88 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $17.23 million to $254.89 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Consumer Services industry sector and further specialized as a Other Specialty Stores sector business.

Medley Capital

Medley Capital Corporation, incorporated on April 23, 2010, is a non-diversified closed-end management investment company. The Companys investment objective is to generate current income and capital appreciation by lending directly ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Medley Capital.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Medley Capital Corporation (MCC) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in New York, NY, the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Investment Funds. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Medley Capital has so far gained 1198.62 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $2.18 per share and year-to-date price of $28.31 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $123.66 million to $76.05 million.

Genprex

Genprex, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy biotechnology company, develops immunogene therapy products for treating cancer. Its lead drug candidate is Oncoprex, which is in Phase II clinical trials for the tr ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Genprex.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Genprex, Inc. (GNPX), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $0.32 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $4.15 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 1196.88 percentage. The Austin, TX-headquartered Health Care sector company also saw its market value change from $6.16 million to $178.67 million. The Healthcare specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Aduro Biotech

Aduro Biotech, Inc., incorporated on May 5, 2011, is an immunotherapy company. The Company focuses on the discovery, development and commercialization of therapies that manage the treatment of various diseases, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Aduro Biotech.
Aduro Biotech, Inc. (ADRO) has moved by 1137.29 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Health Care sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $1.18 apiece to the price of $14.6 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the California, CA-based Major Pharmaceuticals sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $95.01 million to $236.61 million over the same duration. Aduro Biotech is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Precision Drilling

Precision Drilling Corporation provides oil and natural gas drilling and related services and products. The company operates in two segments, Contract Drilling Services, and Completion and Production Services. ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Precision Drilling.
Precision Drilling (PDS) generated percentage returns of 1077.86 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $1.4 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $16.49 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $402.54 million to $224.87 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Energy speciality business with further classification in the Oil and Gas Production sub-category. Based in Calgary, AB, the YTD performance of the Micro Cap sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes.

Heat Biologics

Heat Biologics, Inc., incorporated on June 10, 2008, is a development-stage company focused on developing allogeneic, off-the-shelf cellular therapeutic vaccines to combat a range of cancers. The Company is an ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Heat Biologics.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Micro Cap sector is taken by Heat Biologics, Inc. (HTBX). The company's stock price changed from $0.48 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $5.36 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 1016.67 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the North Carolina, NC-based Health Care sector company was from $16.22 million to $122.38 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Micro Cap sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Civeo

Civeo Corporation, incorporated on December 23, 2014, is an integrated provider of workforce accommodations, logistics and facility management services to the natural resource industry. The Companys scalable modular facilities provide ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Civeo.
The Houston, TX, United States-based Civeo Corporation (CVEO) belongs to the Consumer Services sector and is categorized as a Hotels Resorts company. The stock of Civeo ended the previous year at a price of $1.29 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $13.9 apiece, which indicates a change of 977.52 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Micro Cap for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $218.72 million. It has now changed to $197.59 million as of writing.
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