BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Numerologists say today is a lucky day, given the "11/11/11" date. Superstitious investors who have come to believe that traditional fundamental analysis methods are haywire in the seesawing marketplace may want to consider promising stocks with beaten-down prices of under $11.Small-cap stocks, which typically include those trading for less than $11, are down 5.2% this year, compared with the large-cap bellwether S&P 500's 0.6% decline. But the small-cappers show signs of having bottomed as they are up 9.7% in the past month and 5.4% over 13 weeks, according to Morningstar. To celebrate the number "11," what follows is a synopsis of 11 stocks trading for under $11 that boast trailing 12-month revenue growth of 50% to 100% or projected earnings per share growth of at least 15%. Many are smaller companies. If there's a rebound in the economy over the next few months, they stand to benefit even more than they have this year. So count your lucky stars. Or wait till Dec. 12 of next year for "12/12/12," or 12 stocks that trade for less than $12. Vonage Holdings ( VG) is a provider of broadband-telephone services based on the Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) communications standard. Its shares are trading at $2.73, having risen 20% this year, resulting in a market value of $607 million. Vonage has a three-year average annual return of 42%. Last week, Vonage reported that third-quarter earnings tripled to $24 million.
Interpublic Group ( IPG) is one of the world's largest advertising and marketing companies. It owns hundreds of individual agencies worldwide that focus on specific functions such as ad creation, brand strategy, media planning and public relations. Now trading at $9.40, its shares have a market value of $4.3 billion and a projected dividend yield of 2.58%. The shares have lost 11% this year, but have a three-year average annual return of 25%. Interpublic Group recently reported that third-quarter profit rose sharply to $208 million from $42.4 million.
Dean Foods ( DF) is the nation's largest processor and distributor of milk and other dairy products. The company's results can gyrate due to fluctuating commodities costs. Its shares, trading at $9.87, are up 15% this year, resulting in a market value of $1.8 billion. The 10-year average annual return is 7%.
AuRico Gold ( AUQ) is a Canadian company that explores and mines for silver and gold, primarily in Mexico, but it has recently made some major acquisitions in North America. Its shares are up 27% this year to $10.42, resulting in a market value of $3 billion. Their three-year average annual return is 37%. As with other gold miners, the company's success is tied to volatile gold prices.
NetSpend ( NTSP) is a provider of reloadable pre-paid debit cards and other alternative financial services, which allow consumers to spend money without a bank account or credit history so they can use debit cards in lieu of cash. Now trading at $6.33, NetSpend's shares are down 53% this year, but up 35% in the past three months, resulting in a $502 million market value.
Wendy's ( WEN) shares are trading at $5.20, with a market value of $2 billion. Wendy's/Arby's ranks a distant third in the United States quick-service restaurant space, which is led by McDonald's ( MCD). It is gradually overhauling its menu and, in September, the company introduced a redesigned version of its 42-year-old flagship hamburger. The result is an 810-calorie sandwich that has been met by only middling reaction from its customers. Wendy's shares are up 15% this year and they have a three-year average annual return of 11%.