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'Under the Radar' Picks for Oct. 19-23

Federated Investors, Peet's Coffee and Carbo Ceramics were featured in 'Under the Radar' this week.
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) -- "Under the Radar" uncovers little-known companies worthy of investors' consideration. Here are this week's picks:

Monday: Three Bank Stocks With More Reward, Less Risk

-- Federated Investors, Knight Capital and W.P. Carey lend exposure to financial services without the travails of the loan-heavy behemoths.

Tuesday: Weak Job Market Lifts Lincoln

-- Lincoln Educational Services is benefitting as unemployed workers seek additional training to compete for scarce jobs.

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Wednesday: Peet's Measured Success

-- Peet's Coffee & Tea has kept expansion under control and focused on selling high-quality brews.

Thursday: Ebix Delivers on Its Promise

-- Ebix has resisted the recession, in part, by helping companies save money with its software.

Friday: Carbo Cooks With Gas

-- Carbo Ceramics aids companies in extracting natural gas from shale. If there's a policy push for more natural gas, Carbo stands to benefit.

-- Reported by Jake Lynch in Boston.