BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Small-cap stocks have outperformed blue chips this year as investors preferred riskier growth names. TheStreet's quantitative equity model, which ranks stocks based on fundamentals and performance, just upgraded these small-caps to "buy."
2. Broadpoint Gleacher Securities ( BPSG) is a full-service investment bank focusing on middle-market companies. It offers capital-raising, research and trading services. During the past three years, Broadpoint Gleacher has increased revenue 64% annually, on average.
1. Allied Nevada Gold ( ANV) explores for gold in Nevada. It operates the Hycroft mine, which is expected to produce 250,000 ounces a year by 2012 at an average cost of $425 to $450 per ounce. After suffering a net loss in 2008, Allied mounted a profitable turnaround.