BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks tumbled yesterday on signs of weak U.S. consumer confidence and an economic slowdown in China.The Russell 2000, a small-cap benchmark, fell 2.5%, less than the S&P 500's 3.1% decline. Although small-caps represent a risky segment of the stock market, there are relatively safe investments. Here are the 10 safest small-caps, according to TheStreet's stock model. Each receives a "buy" rating and a top grade for financial strength, a gauge of balance sheet and business durability. The stocks are ordered by financial-strength score, from worst to best.
10 Safest Small-Cap Stocks
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