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6 Small-Caps With Yields Over 5% That Are Outperforming the Market


In order to find a collection of small-cap stocks that are outperforming the market in 2012 and also yielding in excess of 5%, I ran a simple scan. The metrics used were that the stocks have market caps between $50 million and $300 million, dividend yields of more than 5%, be up at least 20% in 2012 and that the companies be profitable. Below, Benzinga highlights the 6 names that met this criteria.

Chatham Lodging Trust (NYSE: CLDT) - This small-cap trust is a hotel investment company which invests in extended-stay, select-service and full-service hotels. Year-to-date, CLDT has added more than 21% and is trading at just above $13.00. This compares to a 52-week high in the name of $16.51. In addition to providing shareholders with gains in 2012, CLDT is also yielding above 6% at current levels. The security has tested overhead resistance in the $13.50 range several times in 2012, and if this level were to be taken out in the second half of the year, it could lead to more gains for CLDT.

Crown Crafts, Inc. (NASDAQ: CRWS) - This lightly traded stock has been a big winner in 2012, rising mroe than 66% to its current price of $5.48. At this level, CRWS has a market cap of roughly $53 million and is yielding around 6%. The company operates in the infant and toddler business segment consisting of infant and toddler bedding, bibs, disposable products, soft goods and accessories.

Diana Containerships (NASDAQ: DCIX) - This Greece-based shipping company has been a nice stock to own since the beginning of the year. Shares have risen almost 31% and the stock is currently yielding around 14%. On Wednesday, DCIX has lost 0.56% and is trading at $7.10, giving the company a market-cap of just under $164 million. The 52-week range in the name is $4.57 - $10.69.

Homeowners Choice (NASDAQ: HCII) - This small-cap name is a property and casualty insurance holding company based in Tampa Bay, Florida. At current levels, HCII has a market cap of around $92 million and the stock is yielding 5.88%. In addition, the shares have been in a sharp uptrend in 2012, rising more than 70%. HCII is trading towards the upper end of its 52-week range between $6.05 and $16.15. On Wednesday, the stock has added 0.22% to $13.63.

RRSat Global Communications Network (NASDAQ: RRST) - Unfortunately, this stock is extremely thinly traded, making it difficult to get in and out of positions, but it has been a good winner in 2012, gaining around 20%. At current levels, RRST has a market cap of just over $76 million and is yielding more than 10%. The company provides global content management and distribution services to the television and broadcasting industries. Over the last 52-weeks, RRST has traded as high as $7.70 which compares to its current price of $4.53.

Xinyuan Real Estate Co. (NYSE: XIN) - This is a Chinese ADR which trades on the New York Stock Exchange. At current levels, XIN has a market cap of $231 million and is yielding a respectable 5.11%. The ADR has rallied 72% in 2012 and is trading at just above $3.00. The company is engaged in residential real estate development and the provision of property management services in "Tier II" Chinese cities.

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