BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Small-cap stocks, measured by the Russell 2000 Index, were little changed in April, trailing the broader market during a busy month of earnings releases from companies ranging from Apple ( AAPL) to Ford ( F) to Citigroup ( C).The underperformance of small-cap stocks is worrisome, given they inherently carry higher risks than their larger peers do. One of those is the inability to remain compliant with listing standards of the Nasdaq, spurring delisting warnings from the exchange.
First Community Bank Corp. of America ( FCFL) Company Profile: First Community Bank provides banking services to small- and middle-market businesses and individuals in Florida. Current Share Price: 28 cents (April 26) Listing Violation: Market value of publicly held shares. The Nasdaq requires that First Community Bank maintain a minimum $1 million market value of publicly held shares for continued listing. In March, First Community Bank also received a delisting notice from the Nasdaq as the company's stock is below the minimum bid price requirement. Received Nasdaq Notice: April 1 Management's Expected Action: First Community Bank has until Sept. 28 to regain compliance with this listing standard. The company noted that Community Bank, also based in Florida, offered to buy First Community Bank in February for $10 million. The deal is expected to close in May. If the deal does not close, First Community Bank said it will take any action relating to either of the foregoing matters.