5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Harris & Harris

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 140,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, nanotechnology investing specialist Harris & Harris (Nasdaq: TINY  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Harris & Harris' business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Harris & Harris facts

Headquarters (Founded)

New York City (1981)

Market Cap

$158 million


Venture capital


Chairman/CEO Douglas Jamison (since January 2009)
COO Dr. Daniel Wolfe (since January 2009)

Compound Annual Tangible Book Value Growth (Over Past 5 Years)


Other Highly Rated Asset Managers

Legg Mason (NYSE: LM  )
Brookfield Asset Management (NYSE: BAM  )

CAPS Members Bullish on TINY Also Bullish on

Exelixis (Nasdaq: EXEL  )
Apple (Nasdaq: AAPL  )

CAPS Members Bearish on TINY Also Bearish on

First Solar (Nasdaq: FSLR  )
Citigroup (NYSE: C  )

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 94.7% of the 803 members who have rated Harris & Harris believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include xnautis and All-Star TSIF, who is ranked in the top 1% of our community.

Late last month, xnautis tapped the tiny investor as a big long-term opportunity: "Their quarterly report just came out and it looks like a few of their companies may not get the capital they need this year. In the short-term, this stock may drop but I'm in for the long haul and think there is an excellent niche for nanotechnology that may not be tapped for another decade."

In an earlier pitch, TSIF also thinks dynamite returns come in super-small packages:

While funding is still tight, Harris and Harris has some nice plays in their stable. If any of them soar then Harris and Harris will gain in bounds. Harris and Harris, however, is savvy enough to keep enough cash on hand to help the better ones along and to be open to new positions. The risk here in my opinion is small, although there may be short term swings. The ability of the average investor to "get into" a company while it is still a tiny is small. Harris and Harris gives you that opportunity.

What do you think about Harris & Harris, or any other stock for that matter? Make your voice heard on Motley Fool CAPS today. The CAPS community is waiting to hear your opinions. CAPS is 100% free, so get started!

Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Harris & Harris, First Solar, and Exelixis are Motley Fool Rule Breakers recommendations. Legg Mason is an Inside Value pick, Brookfield is a Global Gains choice, and Apple is a selection of Stock Advisor. The Fool owns shares of Exelixis and Legg Mason. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.

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  • Report this Comment On September 15, 2009, at 10:59 AM, howiem2001 wrote:

    Have owned the stock for a couple of years now. I have always been a big risk taker putting a few dollars into what I consider promising new ideas and technology. One has to be willing to be kicked in the teeth much of the time, but it's the price you pay when you try to get into something with potential before the buzz is out. All it takes is one gem to ake up for all the broken teeth. Nice to see that the 'Fools' are bullish. Have always respected your opinions and analysis.

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