NEW YORK (Real Money) -- Following up on my previous column, here are updates from my meetings with CEOs at the Marcum Microcap conference in New York. As a bonus, I added quick previews for a few of the companies with whom I will have private meetings at the LD Micro Conference this week in Los Angeles.
Acme (ACU) continues to drive growth (sales rose 19% in the first quarter 2015) with innovative niche products. CEO Walter Johnsen always has a hot product to discuss when we meet, and this time it was Cuda fishing knives and tools. With products using German stainless steel, retail availability at places like Bass Pro Shops, Cabela's (CAB) and Wal-Mart (WMT), and a host of celebrity (in the fishing world, anyway) endorsers, Cuda is likely to be a hot product for the fishing season.
Editor's Note: This article was originally published at 12 p.m. on Real Money on June 1, 2015.