NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The Russell 2000 Index of small companies is hitting new highs, heightening awareness of Capella Education (CPLA - Get Report), Sturm, Ruger (RGR - Get Report), Service Corp. (SCI) and other stocks, says Jonathan Moody, manager of the Touchstone Small-Cap Core Fund (TSFAX).The $199 million mutual fund has returned 10.4% this year, putting it in Morningstar's (MORN) 34th percentile for small-blend funds. Over the past year, the fund has risen 22%, also better than two-thirds of its rivals.
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