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Best-Performing Stocks Under $5 in 2011

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9. BioLase Technology (BLTI)

Company Profile: BioLase Technology is a medical-technology company that makes lasers, related products and services focused on technologies for improved applications and procedures in dentistry and medicine.

Shares of BioLase hit a 52-week high of $6.78 in April, with the rally being sparked in January after the company issued annual revenue guidance for 2011 in the range of $55 million to $60 million, representing growth of 120% to 140% over 2010. Since then, however, shares have steadily retreated back below $4.

Current Share Price: $3.42 (Sept. 28)

2011 Total Return: 103.1%

Analyst Ratings: BioLase is rated "buy" by three research firms, which have an average price target of $6.93, according to Bloomberg. One other firm has a "sell" rating on the stock but no price target.

TheStreet Ratings has a "sell" ranking on BioLase, saying the company's biggest weakness has been "feeble growth in its earnings per share."






8. Saratoga Resources (SARA)

Company Profile: Saratoga Resources is an independent exploration and production company, with acreage along the transitional coastline of Louisiana.

Last year, Saratoga Resources emerged from bankruptcy protection with debt obligations restructured to reduce the interest burden on the company. The company was successful in preserving 100% of the interests of shareholders. It paid creditors 100 cents on the dollar and extended the maturity on then existing credit facilities to April 2012.

The stock, which was added to the NYSE Amex in July, after Saratoga refinanced prior debt facilities, reduced total debt, raised over $35 million in new equity, and increased cash by 400%.

Current Share Price: $4.60 (Sept. 28)

2011 Total Return: 104.4%

Analyst Ratings: No research analyst has coverage of Saratoga Resources. TheStreet Ratings also does not follow the stock.

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