BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- U.S. stocks with market values of $500 million to $2 billion, so-called small-caps, have delivered an average gain of 25% so far in 2010, placing second after mid-caps, which rose 26%. Still, the top-performing small-caps led the market, with many doubling and some even tripling or quadrupling. Here are 10 of the best small-caps of 2010.
10. Glimcher Realty Trust (GRT) more than tripled in 2010. Glimcher, based in Columbus, Ohio, owns and develops shopping malls. It is structured as a real estate investment trust, or REIT, so it is required to pay out the majority of its income to shareholders.
12-Month Sales Growth: -8.4%
12-Month Net Income Growth: -102%
Cash Flow Multiple: 9 (52% peer discount)
Quarterly Operating Profit Margin: 28%
Analyst Opinions: Of analysts covering Glimcher, two, or 29%, advise purchasing its shares, three recommend holding and two suggest selling. With mall occupancy of 93% and store sales up 4% in the third quarter, business seems more stable for Glimcher. But, it is running net losses and has a debt-to-equity ratio of 4.1. Citigroup expects its stock to rise 8% to $9. RBC foresees a 16% drop to $7.