How Barron’s Small-Company Stock Picks Have Fared

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Barron’s brought back the Sizing Up Small-Caps column in March, featuring a small-cap stock pick or pan each week. It is still early days, but on average our calls are about four percentage points ahead of the market. The 35 companies profiled in the column have ranged from staid industrials to buzzy software start-ups to theme parks, wine makers, and beauty products firms.

Our best pick so far: Al Root’s recommendation for shares of Kinaxis (ticker: KXS.Canada) on June 11. The stock has returned 48% since then, versus a 5%…