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Best Performing Small Cap Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 2020
Small cap stocks are those whose market capitalization value starts from the lower range of $300 million, and may reach the upper limit of $2 billion. Investors exploring investments and trading options in this market segment aim to look for promising businesses available at lower value at present, and may give high returns in future.
Consider the case of a small-sized technology company which is started by two young engineers, who develop a great app or software on their own, list their company on stock market, and in a few months their software product becomes a hit with mass adoption (for example, the surge of online Zoom meetings during the Covid-19 pandemic). Similarly, a small team of scientists working on finding cure for a disease may tomorrow become a big value company.
However, not all small cap companies turn successful, and hence investing in this space can be a high risk high reward game.
Among the available Small Cap stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Small Cap stocks?
This article provides a list of Small 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 Small Cap stocks between the end of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Small Cap stocks are listed below.
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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Small Cap segment by market cap, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) Vaxart, Inc. (VXRT) 2) Polymet Mining Corp. (PLM) 3) Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (TRIL) 4) Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (CODX) 5) Waitr Holdings Inc. (WTRH)
 6) Nautilus Group, Inc. (NLS) 7) Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (ADAP) 8) iBio, Inc. (IBIO) 9) Altimmune, Inc. (ALT) 10) Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (CLDX)

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

Vaxart

Vaxart, Inc., a clinical-stage company, engages in the discovery and development of oral recombinant protein vaccines based on its proprietary oral vaccine platform. The company's product pipeline includes tablet vaccines that are designed to protect against norovirus, seasonal influenza, and respiratory syncytial virus. It is also developing therapeutic immune-oncology vaccines ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Vaxart.
The USA-headquartered company Vaxart, Inc. (VXRT) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Small 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 Vaxart has changed by 1757.14 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $0.35 per share and year-to-date closing price of $6.5 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $17.09 million to $753.49 million during the same period. Along with Small Cap, the company is also in the business of Health Care, Biotechnology, Biotech, Healthcare, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, among other usual products and services. Vaxart continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Polymet Mining

PolyMet Mining Corp. explores for and develops natural resource properties. Its primary mineral property is the NorthMet project that includes NorthMet copper-nickel-precious metals ore body covering an area of ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Polymet Mining.
During the given months of the year 2020, Polymet Mining Corp. (PLM) was successful in generating YTD returns of 1336 percentage which helped it gain the number two 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 Toronto, ON-based Polymet Mining closed at a price of $0.25 per share, while it traded at a price of $3.59 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $255.88 million to $363.86 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Basic Industries industry sector and further specialized as a Precious Metals sector business.

Trillium Therapeutics

Trillium Therapeutics Inc., a clinical-stage immuno-oncology company, develops therapies for the treatment of cancer. The company's lead program is TTI-621, a SIRPaFc fusion protein that acts a soluble decoy receptor preventing CD47 from delivering its inhibitory signal, which is in Phase I clinical trial for advanced hematologic malignancies, and solid ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Trillium Therapeutics.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Trillium Therapeutics Inc. (TRIL) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Canada, the Health Care sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Pharmaceuticals. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Trillium Therapeutics has so far gained 1324.27 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $1.03 per share and year-to-date price of $14.67 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $28.62 million to $1.27 billion.

Co-Diagnostics

Co-Diagnostics, Inc., a molecular diagnostics company, intends to manufacture and sell reagents used for diagnostic tests that function via the detection and or analysis of nucleic acid molecules. It also ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Co-Diagnostics.
The Salt Lake City, UT-based Health Care sector company Co-Diagnostics, Inc. (CODX) holds the number four spot among the best performing stocks of the Small Cap sector. Classified as the Healthcare business, the stock price of Co-Diagnostics ended the previous year at a price of $0.9 per share while it reached the level of $12.49 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 1287.78%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $368.86 million. Few leading stock market index includes Co-Diagnostics in their constituent list. They include Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Waitr

Waitr Holdings Inc. operates as an on-demand food ordering and delivery company in the United States. Its platform connects local restaurants to diners in the Southeast United States. As of September 30, 2018, the company had approximately 7,700 restaurant partners in 235 cities. Waitr Holdings Inc. was founded in 2013 ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Waitr.
Based on the market-cap change from $24.64 million to $374.26 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $0.32 per share to a price of $3.4 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, Waitr Holdings Inc. (WTRH) was successful in generating YTD returns of 962.5 percentage. Standing at the number five rank in the top performing list of Small Cap stocks, the USA-based Waitr is categorized as the Consumer Cyclical sub-sector business which falls under the larger Consumer Cyclical 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Nautilus

Nautilus, Inc., incorporated on September 22, 1992, is a consumer fitness products company. The Company operates through two segments: Direct and Retail. The Companys principal business activities include designing, developing, ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Nautilus.
At number six in the list of top stocks stands Nautilus Group, Inc. (NLS), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $1.75 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $16.51 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of 843.43 percentage. The Washington, WA-headquartered Consumer Non-Durables sector company also saw its market value change from $52.03 million to $494.76 million. The Recreational Products and Toys 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, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Adaptimmune Therapeutics

Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc, incorporated on December 03, 2014, is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on cancer immunotherapy products based on its Specific Peptide Enhanced Affinity Receptor (SPEAR) ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Adaptimmune Therapeutics.
Adaptimmune Therapeutics plc (ADAP) has moved by 740 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 $1.2 apiece to the price of $10.08 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the United Kingdom-based Biotech Biological Products sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $126.2 million to $1.56 billion over the same duration.

iBio

iBio, Inc., incorporated on April 17, 2008, is a biotechnology company. The Company is focused on commercializing its technologies and product candidates and providing product development and manufacturing services to ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of iBio.
iBio (IBIO) generated percentage returns of 704 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $0.25 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $2.01 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $7.95 million to $350.57 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 Delaware, DE, the YTD performance of the Small 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Altimmune

Altimmune, Inc., a clinical stage immunotherapeutic biotechnology company, focuses on discovering and developing immunotherapies and vaccines to address the unmet medical needs. The company develops NasoVAX, an ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Altimmune.
The number nine spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Small Cap sector is taken by Altimmune, Inc. (ALT). The company's stock price changed from $1.89 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $12.45 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 558.73 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Gaithersburg, MD-based Health Care sector company was from $28.99 million to $409.75 million. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Small 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.

Celldex Therapeutics

Celldex Therapeutics, Inc., incorporated on December 9, 1983, is a biopharmaceutical company. The Company is focused on the development and commercialization of several immunotherapy technologies for the treatment of cancer ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Celldex Therapeutics.
The Massachusetts, MA-based Celldex Therapeutics, Inc. (CLDX) belongs to the Health Care sector and is categorized as a Biotech In Vitro In Vivo Diagnostics company. The stock of Celldex Therapeutics ended the previous year at a price of $2.23 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $11.73 apiece, which indicates a change of 426.01 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Small Cap for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $37.27 million. It has now changed to $503.36 million as of writing. Celldex Therapeutics 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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