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How To Research For Small-Cap Stocks

One of the challenges of investing in small and micro-cap companies has always been access to information—or lack thereof. 

· 10/08/2020 09:35

One of the challenges of investing in small and micro-cap companies has always been access to information—or lack thereof. 

“There tends not to be a lot of information about these companies publicly available,” said Scott Powell, president, and CEO of Skyline Corporate Communications Group, an investor relations firm. “It’s not like household names like Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) or Tesla Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA), which have so much information so readily available. Investors have to work harder to find information about these small public companies.”

Though Powell said reaching out to investor relations firms like his can be helpful, he also advised that the best way to learn about a smaller publicly traded company is to hear directly from the company via earnings reports and conference calls. 

Technology has helped in this regard. Resources like arnings presentations, transcripts, and press releases for small-cap companies are available on most company websites and platforms like OTC Markets. But Powell said investors don’t always make use of this information. 

“Sometimes investors aren’t using the resources available to them, like press releases, like earnings conference calls. A lot of times I’ll get calls about XYZ company and the information is clearly there in the most recent earnings press release.”

Another valuable tool for investors is virtual conferences, which have also increased public access to executives—particularly during COVID-19. 

This week’s Growth Opportunities Investor Conference is one such example. Representatives from 15 small-cap growth companies will provide investors with updates on operations and future plans, as well as take questions from investors and analysts. 

The conference will also feature a keynote presentation from Powell and Doug Gerlach, editor-in-chief of SmallCap Informer, which will cover how to research for small-cap stocks. 

Below is the schedule for the conference. Each presentation is also available on demand.

To register for the free conference, click here.

9:15 AM ET Keynote Presentation: Top Tips and Resources for Researching Small-Cap Stocks
Speakers: Scott Powell, President & CEO, Skyline Corporate Communications Group; Doug Gerlach, Editor-in-Chief, SmallCap Informer

10:00 AM ET Novonix Ltd. (OTCQX:NVNXF, ASX: NVX))
Industry: Technology
Speaker: Chris Burns, CEO

10:30 AM ET Avicanna Inc. (OTCQX:AVCNF, TSX:AVCN)
Industry: Biopharma
Speakers: Aras Azadian, Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder; Dr. Justin Grant, Executive Vice President, Scientific Affairs

11:00 AM ET Mirriad Advertising plc (OTCQB:MMDDF, LON: MIRI))
Industry: Advertising Technology
Speaker: Stephan Beringer, CEO, David Dorans, CFO

11:30 AM ET VERB Technology Company, Inc. (NASDAQ:VERB)
Industry: Technology
Speaker: Rory J. Cutaia, Founder - President & Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Board

12:00 PM ET Ynvisible Interactive Inc. (OTCQB:YNVYF, TSXV:YNV)
Industry: Technology
Speaker: Michael Robinson, COO & Director

12:30 PM ET First Responder Technologies Inc. (OTCQB:WPNNF, CSE:WPN)
Industry: Technology
Speaker: Robert F. Delamar, Chief Executive Officer

1:00 PM ET Nuvo Pharmaceuticals Inc. (OTCQX:NRIFF, TSX:NRI)
Industry: Biopharma
Speaker: Jesse Ledger, President & Chief Executive Officer

1:30 PM ET HealthSpace Data System Ltd. (OTCQB:HDSLF, CSE:HS)
Industry: Technology
Speaker: Silas Garrison, CEO/Director

2:00 PM ET Mace Security International, Inc. (OTCQX:MACE)
Industry: Personal Safety and Security
Speaker: Gary Medved, President & Chief Executive Officer

2:30 PM ET Imagin Medical Inc. (OTCQB:IMEXF, CSE:IME)
Industry: Technology
Speaker: E. James Hutchens, Chief Executive Officer

3:00 PM ET SenSen Networks Limited (OTCQB:SNNSF, ASX: SNS))
Industry: Technology
Speaker: Subhash Challa, Executive Chairman & CEO

3:30 PM ET HealthLynked Corp. (OTCQB:HLYK)
Industry: Technology
Speaker: Michael Dent, CEO

4:00 PM ET Else Nutrition Holdings Inc. (OTCQX:BABYF, TSXV:BABY, FSE: 0YL))
Industry: Food and Nutrition
Speaker: Hamutal Yitzhak, Founder CEO & Director

4:30 PM ET Hydro66 Holdings Corp. (OTCQB:HYHDF, CSE:SIX)
Industry: Technology
Speaker: David Rowe, Founder and CEO

5:00 PM ET Flyht Aerospace Solutions, Ltd. (OTCQX:FLYLF, TSXV:FLY)
Industry: Aviation Technology
Speaker: Bill Tempany, Interim CEO