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Best Performing Micro Cap Stocks of 2021

Updated Apr 1, 2021
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 2021 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 Apr 1, 2021, 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) Lonestar Resources US Inc. (LONE) 2) Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) 3) KemPharm, Inc. (KMPH) 4) Koss Corporation (KOSS) 5) Yayyo, Inc. (YAYO)
 6) Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. (GHSI) 7) Exela Technologies, Inc. (XELA) 8) Moleculin Biotech, Inc. (MBRX) 9) Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE) 10) CPS Technologies Corp. (CPSH)

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

Lonestar Resources US

Lonestar Resources US Inc., an independent oil and gas company, engages in the acquisition, development, and production of unconventional oil, natural gas liquids, and natural gas properties in the Un ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Lonestar Resources US.
Based on the market-cap change from $6.37 million to $152.88 million during the given months of the year 2021 and the share price change from $0.25 per share to a price of $6 per share as of Apr 1, 2021, Lonestar Resources US Inc. (LONE) was successful in generating YTD returns of 2300 percentage. Standing at the number one rank in the top performing list of Micro Cap stocks, the Texas, TX-based Lonestar Resources US is categorized as the Oil & Gas E&P sub-sector business which falls under the larger Energy 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.

Lee Enterprises

Lee Enterprises, Incorporated, incorporated on September 22, 1950, is a provider of local news and information, and a platform for print and digital advertising. The Companys products included 46 daily ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Lee Enterprises.
The Iowa, IA-based Consumer Services sector company Lee Enterprises, Incorporated (LEE) holds the number two spot among the best performing stocks of the Micro Cap sector. Classified as the Newspapers Magazines business, the stock price of Lee Enterprises ended the previous year at a price of $1.26 per share while it reached the level of $26.02 apiece as of Apr 1, 2021 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 1965.08%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $152.91 million. Few leading stock market index includes Lee Enterprises in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

KemPharm

KemPharm, Inc., incorporated on May 28, 2014, is a clinical-stage specialty pharmaceutical company. The Company is engaged in the discovery and development of prodrugs. The Company uses its Ligand Activated ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of KemPharm.
The Iowa, IA-headquartered company KemPharm, Inc. (KMPH) is ranked number three among the best performing stocks of Micro Cap of 2021. The Health Care sector business falls under the Major Pharmaceuticals industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2021, the stock price of KemPharm has changed by 1219.44 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.72 per share and year-to-date closing price of $9.5 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $3.27 million to $269.58 million during the same period. Along with Micro Cap, the company is also in the business of Health Care, Major Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology, Biotech, Healthcare, Wilshire 5000, among other usual products and services. KemPharm 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.

Koss

Koss Corporation, incorporated on October 12, 1971, is engaged in the design, manufacture and sale of stereo headphones and related accessory products. The Company operates in the audio/video industry segment ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Koss.
During the given months of the year 2021, Koss Corporation (KOSS) was successful in generating YTD returns of 574.42 percentage which helped it gain the number four spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2021 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Wisconsin, WI-based Koss closed at a price of $3.44 per share, while it traded at a price of $23.2 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's market cap changed from $25.47 million to $197.59 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Consumer Non-Durables industry sector and further specialized as a Consumer Electronics and Appliances sector business.

Yayyo

YayYo, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in developing vehicle rental platform in the United States. It operates Rideshare Platform, an online peer-to-peer booking platform that rents standard passenger vehicles to self-employed ridesharing drivers; and manages a fleet of standard passenger vehicles to be rented directly to drivers in the ridesharing economy through the Rideshare Platform. The co ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Yayyo.
Rank number five in the coveted list is held by Yayyo, Inc. (YAYO) for being among the top performing stocks of 2021. Headquartered in Beverly Hills, CA, the Technology sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Computer Software-Prepackaged Software. Since the start of the year 2021, stock of Yayyo has so far gained 511.29 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $0.64 per share and year-to-date price of $3.9 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $20.4 million to $124.73 million.

Guardion Health Sciences

Guardion Health Sciences, Inc., a specialty health sciences company, develops, formulates, and distributes condition-specific medical foods in the United States and internationally. It operates in two segments, Medical Foods and Vision Testing Diagnostics. The Medical Foods segment offers Lumega-Z, a medical food that replenishes and restores the macular protective pigment; MapcatSF, a medical device t ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Guardion Health Sciences.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Guardion Health Sciences, Inc. (GHSI), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $0.42 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $2.47 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. It translates to a change of 495.18 percentage. The San Diego, CA-headquartered Healthcare sector company also saw its market value change from $36.66 million to $60.34 million.

Exela Technologies

Exela Technologies, Inc. operates as a location-agnostic business process automation (BPA) company that combines industry-specific and multi-industry enterprise software and solutions worldwide. Its BPA suite of solutions are deployed in banking, healthcare, insurance, and other industries. The company's Information and Transaction Processing Solutions segment provides lending solutions for mortgages a ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Exela Technologies.
Exela Technologies, Inc. (XELA) has moved by 432.15 percentage over the given period of 2021-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 $0.42 apiece to the price of $2.21 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 1, 2021. The smart run of the USA-based Technology sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $61.26 million to $130.32 million over the same duration. Exela Technologies is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Moleculin Biotech

Moleculin Biotech, Inc., incorporated on July 28, 2015, is a preclinical and clinical-stage pharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development of anti-cancer drug candidates. The Companys lead drug ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Moleculin Biotech.
Moleculin Biotech (MBRX) generated percentage returns of 409.35 percent during the 2021 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $0.8 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $4.06 per share as of Apr 1, 2021. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $49.79 million to $115.48 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Health Care speciality business with further classification in the Major Pharmaceuticals sub-category. Based in Texas, TX, 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.

Comstock Mining

Comstock Mining Inc. engages in the exploration, development, and production of gold and silver in Nevada. The company operates through Mining and Real Estate segments. The Mining segment owns and con ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Comstock Mining.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Micro Cap sector is taken by Comstock Mining, Inc. (LODE). The company's stock price changed from $1.04 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $4.96 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 376.92 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Nevada, NV-based Basic Industries sector company was from $35.82 million to $210.58 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.

CPS

CPS Technologies Corporation (CPS), incorporated on April 13, 1987, provides material solutions to the transportation, automotive, energy, computing/Internet, telecommunications, aerospace, defense, and oil and gas end markets. The Companys primary ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of CPS.
The Massachusetts, MA-based CPS Technologies Corp. (CPSH) belongs to the Capital Goods sector and is categorized as a Building Materials company. The stock of CPS ended the previous year at a price of $2.78 per share. As of Apr 1, 2021, the stock price has reached $12.65 apiece, which indicates a change of 355.04 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Micro Cap for the year 2021 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $36.96 million. It has now changed to $181.56 million as of writing. CPS continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.
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