Great Expectations for Small Caps

Andrew Fisher
Friday, 20 Jun 2008 | 11:49 AM ET

Dan Veru expects big things from small caps. The executive vice president and co-chief investment officer of Palisade Capital Management says that as the market begins to rebuild confidence, investors will be looking to take on more risk in their portfolios, with small-cap stocks leading the way.

"A frequent mistake people make in periods like this is to focus on large-cap stocks," he told CNBC.


So what stocks is Veru naming?

"While we're avoiding financials generally, I like...Raymond James Financial, because they don't take the kind of risk that the other banks and brokers have taken," he said. "They are a transaction-oriented company; they don't use their balance sheet to take principal risk in anything."

He also likes Baldor Electric, a manufacturer of electric motors.

"They acquired...the electric-motors business...from Rockwell International, and it's a very exciting growth opportunity for them," he said.

Veru's third choice is Genesee & Wyoming , which operates short-line and regional railroads in the United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands.

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Disclosure information for Dan Veru was not immediately available.


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