50 Small Cap Stocks That Are Actually Big Name Brands

Some people think small cap stocks are a joke.

They say, “Small caps are all risky companies with no profit.” 

While there are plenty of small cap stocks that fit that profile, there are also many that are highly successful businesses. And some have even grown to become recognizable big name brands. 

Small cap stocks are companies with a market cap between $300M – $2B.  We poured through all 1,521 small cap stocks to find 50 big name brands that you’ll recognize. 

Some of these companies are on the way up (fast growing), others are on the way down (in decline), and many are long-time steady performers. 

Here are 50 small cap stocks, ranked from largest market cap down to smallest.

Small Cap Stock: International Speedway Corporation (ISCA)

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Market Cap: $1.9B

International Speedway Corporation owns and manages NASCAR and IndyCar race tracks. ISC was founded by NASCAR founder Bill France, Sr. in 1953 for the construction of Daytona International Speedway and in 1999 they merged with Penske Motorsports to become one of the largest motorsports companies in North America. 

Small Cap Stock: Tootsie Roll Industries (TR)

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Market Cap: $1.9B

Tootsie Roll Industries manufactures and sells confectionery products primarily in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The company sells its products under the Tootsie Roll, Tootsie Pops, Child’s Play, Caramel Apple Pops, Charms, Blow-Pop, Charms Mini Pops, Cella’s, Dots, Junior Mints, Charleston Chew, Sugar Daddy, Sugar Babies, Andes, Fluffy Stuff, Dubble Bubble, Razzles, Cry Baby, Nik-L-Nip, and Tutsi Pop brands.

Small Cap Stock: Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF)

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Market Cap: $1.9B

Abercrombie & Fitch operates as a specialty retailer in two segments, Hollister and Abercrombie. It offers apparel, intimates, personal care products, and accessories for men, women, and kids under the Hollister, Abercrombie & Fitch, abercrombie kids, and Gilly Hicks brand names. As of March, 2018, it operated approximately 850 stores in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Small Cap Stock: Cars.com (CARS)

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Market Cap: $1.9B

Cars.com operates as a digital automotive marketplace that connects local car dealers to consumers in the United States. The company offers an online automotive marketplace service that connects buyers and sellers through Cars.com, Auto.com, DealerRater.com, NewCars.com, PickupTrucks.com, DealerInspire.com, and LaunchDigitalMarketing.com websites. Its platform hosts approximately 4.9 million new and used vehicle listings and serves approximately 20,000 franchise and independent car dealers.

Small Cap Stock: Guess (GES)

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Market Cap: $1.9B

Guess designs, markets, distributes, and licenses lifestyle collections of contemporary apparel and accessories for men, women, and children that reflect the American lifestyle and European fashion sensibilities. As of February 1, 2014, the company operated 494 retail stores in the United States and Canada; and 346 retail stores in Europe, Asia, and Latin America.

Small Cap Stock: Wingstop (WING)

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Market Cap: $1.9B

Wingstop franchises and operates restaurants under the Wingstop brand name. Its restaurants offer cooked-to-order, hand-sauced, and tossed chicken wings. As of February 22, 2018, the company operated approximately 1,000 restaurants the United States, Mexico, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, and Colombia.

Small Cap Stock: Office Depot (ODP)

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Market Cap: $1.9B

Office Depot operates retail stores which sell office supplies, technology products and solutions, business machines and related supplies, print, cleaning, breakroom, and facilities products, and office furniture in the United States, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its stores also provide printing, reproduction, mailing, and shipping services. As of December 31, 2017, Office Depot operated 1,378 office supply stores.

Small Cap Stock: Fresh Del Monte Produce (FDP)

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Market Cap: $1.9B

Fresh Del Monte Produce produces, markets, and distributes fresh and fresh-cut fruits and vegetables worldwide. The company offers its products under the Del Monte brand, as well as under other brands, such as UTC, Rosy, Fruit Express, Just Juice, Fruitini, and other regional brands.

Small Cap Stock: Bloomin’ Brands (BLMN)

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Market Cap: $1.8B

Bloomin’ Brands owns and operates casual, upscale casual, and fine dining restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its restaurant portfolio has four concepts, including Outback Steakhouse, a casual steakhouse restaurant; Carrabba’s Italian Grill, a casual Italian restaurant; Bonefish Grill, an upscale casual seafood restaurant; and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, a contemporary steakhouse. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated 1,075 restaurants and franchised 165 restaurants.

Small Cap Stock: Hertz Global (HTZ)

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Market Cap: $1.8B

Hertz operates as an airport general use vehicle rental company. The company provides its vehicle rental services under the Hertz, Dollar, and Thrifty brands from approximately 10,200 corporate and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Africa, Asia, Australia, the Caribbean, the Middle East, and New Zealand. As of December 31, 2017, the company operated a rental fleet of approximately 504,300 vehicles in the United States and 201,500 vehicles in international operations.

Small Cap Stock: Tupperware Brands (TUP)

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Market Cap: $1.7B

Tupperware operates as a direct-to-consumer marketer of various products across a range of brands and categories in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, the Asia Pacific, North America, and South America. The company engages in the manufacture and sale of design-centric preparation, storage, and serving solutions for the kitchen and home, as well as a line of cookware, knives, microwave products, microfiber textiles, water-filtration related items, and an array of products for on-the-go consumers under the Tupperware brand name.

Small Cap Stock: GameStop (GME)

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Market Cap: $1.6B

GameStop operates as a multichannel video game, consumer electronics, and wireless services retailer. As of March 28, 2018, the company operated approximately 7,200 stores across 14 countries. It primarily operates its stores under the GameStop, EB Games, and Micromania brands.

Small Cap Stock: Shake Shack (SHAK)

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Market Cap: $1.6B

Shake Shack owns, operates, and licenses Shake Shack restaurants in the United States and internationally. Its Shacks offers hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, crinkle cut fries, shakes, frozen custard, beer, wine, and other products. As of December 27, 2017, it had 159 Shacks, including 90 domestic company-operated Shacks, 10 domestic licensed Shacks, and 59 international licensed Shacks.

Small Cap Stock: Rite Aid (RAD)

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Market Cap: $1.5B

Rite Aid operates a chain of retail drugstores in the United States. It is the largest drugstore chain on the East Coast and the third largest in the U.S. As of April 12, 2018, the company operated approximately 2,548 stores in 19 states.

Small Cap Stock: TiVo (TIVO)

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Market Cap: $1.5B

TiVo provides media and entertainment products for the consumer entertainment industry worldwide. As of December 31, 2017, the company provided platform solutions to 22 million pay TV and consumer households.

Small Cap Stock: La-Z-Boy (LZB)

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Market Cap: $1.5B

La-Z-Boy manufactures, markets, imports, exports, distributes, and retails upholstery furniture products, accessories, and casegoods furniture products in the United States, Canada, and internationally. The company operates a network of 350 La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries stores and 535 Comfort Studio locations, as well as in-store programs with 542 outlets in Kincaid and England. 

Small Cap Stock: Redfin (RDFN)

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Market Cap: $1.5B

Redfin Corporation operates as a real estate brokerage company in the United States. The company operates an online real estate marketplace and provides real estate services, such as assisting individuals to purchase or sell their residential property.

Small Cap Stock: Fitbit (FIT)

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Market Cap: $1.5B

Fitbit provides health solutions in the United States and internationally. The company offers a line of devices, including Fitbit Surge, Fitbit Blaze, Fitbit Charge 2, Alta HR, Alta, Fitbit Flex 2, Fitbit One, and Fitbit Zip activity trackers; Fitbit Ionic smartwatches; Fitbit Aria 2 Wi-Fi smart scales; and a range of accessories, such as bands and frames for its devices, as well as Fitbit Flyer, a wireless headphone designed for fitness.

Small Cap Stock: Dine Brands Global (DIN)

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Market Cap: $1.4B

Dine Brands Global owns, franchises, operates, and rents full-service restaurants in the United States and internationally. The company owns and franchises two restaurant concepts, including Applebee’s Neighborhood Grill & Bar and International House of Pancakes (IHOP). As of December 31, 2017, the company had 1,936 Applebee’s franchised restaurants, and 1,786 IHOP franchised and area licensed restaurants.

Small Cap Stock: Papa John’s (PZZA)

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Market Cap: $1.3B

Papa John’s operates and franchises pizza delivery and carryout restaurants under the Papa John’s trademark in the United States and internationally. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 5,199 Papa John’s restaurants, which included 743 company-owned and 4,456 franchised restaurants.

Small Cap Stock: Crocs (CROX)

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Market Cap: $1.3B

Crocs designs and distributes casual lifestyle footwear and accessories for men, women, and children worldwide. It offers various footwear products, including clogs, sandals, flips and slides, shoes, and boots under the Crocs brand name. As of December 31, 2017, it had 161 retail stores; 71 kiosks and store-in-stores; 215 outlet stores; and 13 company-operated e-commerce sites.

Small Cap Stock: Hostess Brands (TWNK)

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Market Cap: $1.2B

Hostess Brands, a packaged food company, develops, manufactures, markets, sells, and distributes fresh sweet baked goods in the United States. It primarily offers coffee cakes, cinnamon rolls, honey buns, brownies, bread and buns, jumbo muffins, and eclairs under the Twinkies, CupCakes, Ding Dongs, Zingers, HoHos, Donettes, Dolly Madison, and Superior on Main brands.

Small Cap Stock: Fossil Group (FOSL)

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Market Cap: $1.2B

Fossil Group designs and distributes consumer fashion accessories. The company’s principal products include a line of men’s and women’s fashion watches and jewelry, handbags, small leather goods, belts, and sunglasses. As of December 31, 2017, it owned and operated 80 retail stores and 123 outlet stores located in the United States, as well as 208 retail stores and 133 outlet stores internationally.

Small Cap Stock: Winnebago Industries (WGO)

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Market Cap: $1.2B

Winnebago Industries manufactures and sells recreation vehicles primarily for use in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. On June 4, 2018, the company expanded into motorboat manufacturing with the acquisition of Chris-Craft.

Small Cap Stock: Sonos (SONO)

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Market Cap: $1.2B

Sonos designs and sells multi-room audio products primarily for use in private residences in the United States and internationally. It offers best-in-class wireless speakers, home theater speakers, and components.

Small Cap Stock: Movado Group (MOV)

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Market Cap: $1.2B

Movado designs and distributes fine watches in the United States and internationally. The company offers its watches under the Coach, Concord, Ebel, Olivia Burton, Rebecca Minkoff and Uri Minkoff, Scuderia Ferrari, HUGO BOSS, Juicy Couture, Lacoste, Movado, and Tommy Hilfiger brand names. As of January 31, 2018, the company operated 40 retail outlet locations.

Small Cap Stock: Tailored Brands (TLRD)

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Market Cap: $1.1B

Tailored Brands operates as a specialty apparel retailer the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. As of February 3, 2018, the company’s retail segment operated 1,477 stores under the Men’s Wearhouse, Men’s Wearhouse and Tux, Jos. A. Bank, Moores, Joseph Abboud, and K&G; and 38 retail dry cleaning, laundry, and heirlooming facilities. The Corporate Apparel segment provides corporate apparel uniforms and work wear to workforces under the Dimensions, Alexandra, Yaffy, and Twin Hill brands. 

Small Cap Stock: Denny’s (DENN)

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Market Cap: $945M

Denny’s owns and operates full-service restaurant chains under the Denny’s brand. As of December 27, 2017, it had 1,735 franchised, licensed, and company restaurants worldwide, including 128 restaurants in Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico, New Zealand, Honduras, the Philippines, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, the United Arab Emirates, Guam, Curacao, El Salvador, Guatemala, and the United Kingdom.

Small Cap Stock: 1-800-FLOWERS.COM (FLWS)

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Market Cap: $940M

1-800-Flowers provides gourmet food and floral gifts for various occasions in the United States. It also provides floral wire service through mybloomnet.net; gourmet gifts, such as fruits and other gourmet items through harryanddavid.com; popcorn and specialty treats through thepopcornfactory.com; cookies and baked gifts from cheryls.com; gift baskets and towers from 1800baskets.com; English muffins and other breakfast treats from wolfermans.com; carved fresh fruit arrangements from fruitbouquets.com; and steaks and chops from stockyards.com.

Small Cap Stock: Avon Products (AVP)

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Market Cap: $910M

Avon Products manufactures and markets beauty and related products in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, south Latin America, north Latin America, and the Asia Pacific. It is the fifth-largest beauty company and, with 6.4 million representatives, is the second largest direct-selling enterprise in the world (after Amway).

Small Cap Stock: GoPro (GPRO)

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Market Cap: $890M

GoPro develops and sells cameras, and mountable and wearable accessories in the United States and internationally. The company markets and sells its products through retailers and wholesale distributors, as well as through its website.

Small Cap Stock: Overstock.com (OSTK)

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Market Cap: $870M

Overstock.com, Inc. operates as an online retailer in the United States. In August 2018, it was reported that a “major Chinese equity firm agreed to invest in tZERO, the blockchain subsidiary vying to reshape the investment world through a SEC-regulated alternative trading system (ATS).” tZero is an Overstock.com blockchain subsidiary.

Small Cap Stock: Express (EXPR)

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Market Cap: $790M

Express operates as a specialty apparel and accessories retailer. It offers apparel and accessories for women and men between 20 and 30 years across various aspects of lifestyles, including work, casual, jeanswear, and going-out occasions. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 490 primarily mall-based retail stores in the United States and Puerto Rico, as well as 145 factory outlet stores.

Small Cap Stock: PetMed Express (PETS)

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Market Cap: $790M

PetMed Express, doing business as 1-800-PetMeds, operates as a pet pharmacy in the United States. It markets prescription and non-prescription pet medications, and other health products for dogs and cats directly to the consumers.

Small Cap Stock: Rent-A-Center (RCII)

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Market Cap: $790M

Rent-A-Center leases household durable goods to customers on a rent-to-own basis. As of December 31, 2017, the company owned and operated approximately 2,381 stores in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico.

Update: In June, 2018 Vintage Capital announced it would acquire Rent-A-Center for $15 per share — for a total of $801 million — and take it private. 

Small Cap Stock: Lands’ End (LE)

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Market Cap: $770M

Lands’ End operates as a multi-channel retailer in the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, and Japan. The company offers casual clothing, accessories, footwear, and home products. As of February 2, 2018, it operated 174 Lands’ End Shops at Sears; and 14 Lands’ End stores.

Small Cap Stock: Dean Foods (DF)

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Dean Foods Company, a food and beverage company, processes and distributes milk, and other dairy and dairy case products in the United States. It sells its products under approximately 50 national, regional, and local proprietary or licensed brands, and private labels, including DairyPure, TruMoo, Alta Dena, Berkeley Farms, Country Fresh, Dean’s, Friendly’s, Garelick Farms, LAND O LAKES, Lehigh Valley Dairy Farms, Mayfield, McArthur, Meadow Gold, Oak Farms, PET, T.G. Lee, Tuscan, and others.

Small Cap Stock: Ethan Allen Interiors (ETH)

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Market Cap: $620M

Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. operates as an interior design company, and manufacturer and retailer of home furnishings in North America, Asia, the Middle East, and Europe. As of June 30, 2018, it operated a network of approximately 301 retail design centers.

Small Cap Stock: Bojangles’ (BOJA)

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Market Cap: $540M

Bojangles’ operates and franchises limited service restaurants in the United States. Its restaurants offer made-from-scratch biscuit breakfast sandwiches, hand-breaded bone-in chicken, fixin’s, and iced tea. As of July 1, 2018, the company operated 766 system-wide restaurants, including 325 company-operated and 441 franchised restaurants primarily located in the Southeastern United States. 

Small Cap Stock: J.C. Penney (JCP)

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Market Cap: $530M

J. C. Penney sells merchandise through department stores. The company primarily sells family apparel and footwear, accessories, fine and fashion jewelry, beauty products, home furnishings, and large appliances. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 872 department stores in 49 states of the United States and Puerto Rico. 

Small Cap Stock: Vera Bradley (VRA)

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Market Cap: $530M

Vera Bradley designs, manufactures, and sells women’s handbags, luggage and travel items, fashion and home accessories, and gifts. As of February 3, 2018, it operated 109 full-line stores and 51 factory outlet stores. The company also sells its Vera Bradley branded products to approximately 2,400 specialty retail locations located in the United States.

Small Cap Stock: Red Robin Gourmet Burgers (RRGB)

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Market Cap: $520M

Red Robin Gourmet Burgers operates and franchises full-service and casual-dining restaurants in the United States and Canada. As of December 31, 2017, it operated 480 company-owned restaurants located in 39 states and 2 Canadian provinces; and had 86 casual-dining restaurants operated by franchisees in 15 states.

Small Cap Stock: Perry Ellis (PERY)

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Market Cap: $440M

Perry Ellis International, Inc. designs, sources, markets, and licenses apparel products, accessories, and fragrances. The company offers its products under various brands comprising Perry Ellis, An Original Penguin by Munsingwear, Ben Hogan, Cubavera, Farah, Grand Slam, Jantzen, Laundry by Shelli Segal, Rafaella, Savane, John Henry, Manhattan, and Axist. As of March 1, 2018, it operated 36 Perry Ellis, 15 Original Penguin, and 2 multi-brand retail outlet stores located primarily in upscale retail outlet malls in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Puerto Rico.

Small Cap Stock: Barnes & Noble (BKS)

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Market Cap: $430M

Barnes & Noble operates as a bookseller in the United States. As of April 28, 2018, it operated 630 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, as well as BN.com and barnesandnoble.com websites.

Small Cap Stock: Blue Apron (APRN)

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Market Cap: $430M

Blue Apron Holdings operates an e-commerce marketplace that delivers original recipes and fresh ingredients for making home cooking accessible. It provides original recipes with the pre-portioned ingredients to complement tastes and lifestyles of college graduates, young couples, families, singles, and empty nesters.

Small Cap Stock: MoneyGram International (MGI)

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Market Cap: $410M

MoneyGram provides money transfer services in the United States and internationally. MoneyGram is the second largest provider of money transfers in the world. The company operates in more than 200 countries with a global network of about 347,000 agent offices.

Small Cap Stock: Nathan’s Famous (NATH)

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Market Cap: $375M

Nathan’s Famous operates in the foodservice industry. The company owns and franchises restaurants under the Nathan’s Famous brand name, as well as sells products bearing the Nathan’s Famous trademarks through various channels of distribution. As of March 25, 2018, its restaurant system consisted of 5 company-owned units in the New York City metropolitan area; and 276 franchised units located in 20 states and 12 foreign countries. 

Small Cap Stock: Potbelly (PBPB)

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Market Cap: $350M

Potbelly owns, operates, and franchises Potbelly Sandwich Works sandwich shops in the United States. It offers toasty warm sandwiches, salads, and other items. As of February 23, 2018, the company operated approximately 400 shops in the United States; and approximately 50 franchisees operated shops in the United States, the Middle East, the United Kingdom, Canada, and India. 

Small Cap Stock: J.Jill (JILL)

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Market Cap: $330M

J.Jill operates as an omnichannel retailer women’s apparel under the J.Jill brand name in the United States. Its customers comprise women in 40-65 age range. As of March 15, 2018, it operated approximately 270 stores.

Small Cap Stock: Vitamin Shoppe (VSI)

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Market Cap: $310M

Vitamin Shoppe operates as a specialty retailer and contract manufacturer of nutritional products in the United States and internationally. As of December 30, 2017, it operated through 785 Vitamin Shoppe and Super Supplements retail stores in U.S. and 18 stores internationally.

For the 12 best small cap stocks to invest in today, check out our small cap stock newsletter, The Active Stock Investor

For the full list of 1,521 small cap stocks (including a report and sortable spreadsheet with company data), check out the Complete List of Small Cap Stocks Trading in the U.S.


 Data as of 8/21/18. 


Todd Lincoln


Passionate stock market investor with deep experience trading small cap, dividend, and growth stocks.

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