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Best Performing Micro Cap Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 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 Sep 15, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Micro Cap stocks are listed below.
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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) Biocept, Inc. (BIOC) 2) Superconductor Technologies Inc. (SCON) 3) Genprex, Inc. (GNPX) 4) Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) 5) VivoPower International PLC (VVPR)
 6) Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. (MICT) 7) AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (UAVS) 8) Kirkland's, Inc. (KIRK) 9) SCYNEXIS, Inc. (SCYX) 10) Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd. (KTOV)

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

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $6.58 million to $57.59 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $0.29 per share to a price of $4.3 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, Biocept, Inc. (BIOC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1382.76 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Micro Cap stocks, the California, CA-based Biocept is categorized as the Medical Specialities 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.

Superconductor

Superconductor Technologies Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, produces, and commercializes high temperature superconductor materials and related technologies in the United States. It is involved i ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Superconductor.
The Austin, TX-based Technology sector company Superconductor Technologies Inc. (SCON) holds the number two spot among the best performing stocks of the Micro Cap sector. Classified as the Radio TV Broadcasting and Communications Equipment business, the stock price of Superconductor ended the previous year at a price of $0.18 per share while it reached the level of $2.45 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 1261.11%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $77.22 million. Few leading stock market index includes Superconductor in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

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.
The Austin, TX-headquartered company Genprex, Inc. (GNPX) is ranked number three among the best performing stocks of Micro Cap of 2020. The Health Care sector business falls under the Healthcare industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Genprex has changed by 1081.25 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.32 per share and year-to-date closing price of $3.78 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $6.16 million to $146.93 million during the same period. Along with Micro Cap, the company is also in the business of Health Care, Biotechnology, Biotech, Healthcare, Russell 2000, among other usual products and services. Genprex continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Pacific Ethanol

Pacific Ethanol, Inc. produces and markets low-carbon renewable fuels in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Production and Marketing. It produces and markets ethanol; specialty a ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Pacific Ethanol.
During the given months of the year 2020, Pacific Ethanol, Inc. (PEIX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 638.46 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 California, CA-based Pacific Ethanol closed at a price of $0.65 per share, while it traded at a price of $4.8 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $35.95 million to $273.53 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 Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Major Chemicals sector business.

VivoPower International

VivoPower International PLC, together with its subsidiaries, operates as a solar power producer and storage company in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. It operates through Solar Development and Power Services segments. The Solar Development segment engages in the development, construction, financing, and operation of solar power generating ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of VivoPower International.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by VivoPower International PLC (VVPR) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in United Kingdom, the Public Utilities sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Power Generation. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of VivoPower International has so far gained 544.23 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $1.04 per share and year-to-date price of $6.7 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $14.1 million to $90.84 million.

Micronet Enertec

Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. (Micronet Enertec), incorporated on January 31, 2002, operates through Israel-based companies, which include Enertec Systems 2001 Ltd (Enertec), its subsidiary, and Micronet Ltd (Micronet), which develops, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Micronet Enertec.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Micronet Enertec Technologies, Inc. (MICT), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $0.89 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $5.6 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of 529.21 percentage. The New Jersey, NJ-headquartered Capital Goods sector company also saw its market value change from $9.25 million to $298.51 million. The Electrical Products specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

AgEagle Aerial Systems

AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. designs, develops, produces, distributes, and supports unmanned aerial vehicles for the precision agriculture industry. Its products include the AgEagle RX 60 and RX 40 Systems for day-to-day image acquisition for precision agriculture growers and agronomists. The company is headquartered in Neodesha, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of AgEagle Aerial Systems.
AgEagle Aerial Systems, Inc. (UAVS) has moved by 497.78 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Technology sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $0.45 apiece to the price of $2.69 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the USA-based Industrials sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $6.83 million to $153.95 million over the same duration.

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.
Kirkland's (KIRK) generated percentage returns of 486.29 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $1.24 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $7.27 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $17.23 million to $103.58 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Consumer Services speciality business with further classification in the Other Specialty Stores sub-category. Based in Tennessee, TN, 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. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

SCYNEXIS

SCYNEXIS, Inc., incorporated on November 4, 1999, is a pharmaceutical company, which is engaged in the discovery, development and commercialization of anti-infectives to address unmet therapeutic needs. The Company is ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of SCYNEXIS.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Micro Cap sector is taken by SCYNEXIS, Inc. (SCYX). The company's stock price changed from $0.91 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $5.13 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 463.74 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the New Jersey, NJ-based Health Care sector company was from $88.51 million to $54.38 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.

Kitov Pharma

Kitov Pharma Ltd, through its subsidiaries, operates as a development stage biopharmaceutical company in Israel. It develops combination drugs for the simultaneous treatment of pain caused by osteoarthritis and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Kitov Pharma.
The Tel Aviv, -based Kitov Pharmaceuticals Holdings Ltd. (KTOV) belongs to the Health Care sector and is categorized as a Major Pharmaceuticals company. The stock of Kitov Pharma ended the previous year at a price of $0.77 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $4.34 apiece, which indicates a change of 463.64 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 $14.54 million. It has now changed to $74.19 million as of writing.
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