BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- The Russell 2000 Index, a small-cap barometer, gained 2% this week, four times as much as the S&P 500 Index of the largest companies. Here's a look at top small-company shares to consider buying.Top Retail Industry Bet: Denim Stocks Same-store sales reports show that there's a shopping rebound. Denim is a niche that has outperformed. Here are three stocks to play this trend. 3. Joe's Jeans ( JOEZ) 2. True Religion Apparel ( TRLG) 1. The Buckle ( BKE) Three Best Energy Equipment, Services Stocks A commodities boom is likely to keep energy-services stocks rising. These three receive top scores from TheStreet's model. 3. Atwood Oceanics ( ATW) 2. FMC Technologies ( FTI) 1. Dril-Quip ( DRQ) Six Retail Stocks Trading at 52-Week Highs Retail stocks are soaring in 2010 as consumers start to spend again. The following small-caps receive little attention from the press, but they're outpacing peers and benchmarks. 6. Dick's Sporting Goods ( DKS) 5. Jo-Ann Stores ( JAS) 4. Shoe Carnival ( SCVL) 3. Gymboree ( GYMB) 2. Big Lots ( BIG) 1. Syms Corp. ( SYMS)
EBIX) 2. EZCorp ( EZPW) 1. VistaPrint ( VPRT) -- Reported by Jake Lynch in Boston.