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AlphaScreens: Small is beautiful for GARP

Small-caps are still the stars of our screen that looks to find the best value growth on the UK market.
AlphaScreens: Small is beautiful for GARP

The biggest FTSE All Share companies aren’t ranking high on our growth at a reasonable price (GARP) screen. No company with a market capitalisation of more than £5bn passes more than 6/8 tests.

  • Some bigger companies that meet three quarters of the criteria include insurers Legal & General (LGEN) and Aviva (AV.), equipment rental group Ashtead (AHT) and real estate investment trust (reit) Segro (SGRO).
  • From the FTSE Small Companies index only Capital Drilling (CAPD), which contracts services to mining and oil exploration companies, ticks all our tweaked small-cap screen’s boxes.
  • The same Aim companies as last month do well against the small-cap screen, although K3 Capital Group (K3C) – which helps other smaller businesses with capital raising or sourcing private buyers -  now also gets full marks.
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