In the early 1970s, the firm’s principal business activity was publication of “The Connors Report,” a research report on emerging small company growth stocks, which, at its publication peak, had over 1200 national subscribers consisting of brokerage firms and individual advisors.
Connors began managing small company portfolios in 1974. The Small Companies strategy is based upon two, long-held fundamental beliefs:
1. First, that small capitalization equites will continue to be among the highest long-term return asset classes of publicly traded securities.
2. Second, Connors Investor Services, Inc. believes in the ability to capitalize on market inefficiencies through fundamental research due to a lack of broad research coverage by the analytic and institutional community.
The Connors proprietary investment thesis has been continued over the history of the firm. Sine 2004, current portfolio manager, Brian G. McCoy, has been leading the small companies strategy.
The aim of the strategy, which has been a specialty of Connors since our founding in 1969, is to provide returns greater than those of large company stocks.
Our search begins with in-house database screening which narrows our field of focus. The results are utilized to guide our bottom-up, company level research that combines research conferences, meetings with management, third-party research and company filings. These efforts result in a proprietary return analysis and report.