NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Last week, I reviewed the
- Market caps between $500 million and $2 billion. Dividend increases in at least each of the past five years. Long-term debt-to-equity ratios below 50%. Dividend payout ratios below 50% for the trailing 12 months, and last two fiscal years.
Other additions for 2013 include Carbo Ceramics ( CRR), DeVry ( DV), RLI ( RLI), International Speedway ( ISCA), Knight Transportation ( KMX), Tennant ( TNC), American Equity Investment Life ( AEL), Badger Meter ( BMI), Epoch Holding ( EPHC), Gorman Rupp ( GRC) and National Interstate ( NATL). Some of last year's qualifiers are not included this year, simply because their market caps increased beyond the $2 billion mark. These include last year's top performer A.O. Smith ( AOS), as well as ITT ( ITT). There may be value in doing a similar search that focuses on companies with market caps greater than $2 billion. At the time of publication the author held no positions in any of the stocks mentioned. Follow @JonMHellerCFA This article is commentary by an independent contributor, separate from TheStreet's regular news coverage.