“The coronavirus has spread seemingly indiscriminately, but its impact on stocks has been more focused,” notes the author of today’s article, who proceeds to identify some potential bargains among some of the stocks that have been pummeled by the virus: airlines, cruise-ship and casino operators, oil companies and more. For more, CLICK HERE.
In building his theoretical “Cheapskate Portfolio”, the author of today’s article identifies the cheapest stocks in each sector with a market value of $1 billion or more (and which don’t have debt that exceeds stockholders’ equity). For the ten stocks that make up the current iteration of the Cheapskate Portfolio (no stock in the utility sector met the criteria) – which are currently trading for three to 11 times earnings compared to the market’s average earnings multiple of 21 – CLICK HERE.
After a poor showing in the fourth quarter of 2018, the stock market was on stronger footing in the first quarter of 2019. For value investors, however, this means that, as today’s article notes, “bargains are harder to find today than they were just three months ago.” Nonetheless, there are bargains to be had – and the article highlights a plethora of undervalued stocks across sectors from Basic Materials to Utilities. For more, CLICK HERE.
Bargains may be hard to come by in the stock market right now, but they are there. The author of today’s article highlights three bargain stocks that are “shockingly cheap” based on their price-to-earnings ratios – and which may be poised to break out. For these three stocks – a global supplier of cellulose specialty products, a global supplier of telecommunications networking equipment, software and services, and a multinational media conglomerate – CLICK HERE.
What the seven otherwise diverse stocks highlighted in today’s article have in common is that they each have upside potential of at least 15% based on the target prices of Wall Street analysts. Moreover, the author notes, “even if the full upside isn’t realized, the fact that these stocks are already trading at a bargain hints that they have reached a floor and could be much safer than highfliers that have yet to come crashing back to earth.” For these seven stocks, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to low priced stocks, the author of today’s article points out that “These would be stocks that have little downside risk since they trade at low prices. These would also be the stocks that statistically have the highest probability of delivering a large gain in the next quarter.” In hunting for potential bargains, the author screened for low priced stocks that are beaten down and could be in the process of bottoming. For the specific screen employed and the three stocks that passed this screen, CLICK HERE.
Breaking out is hard to do – but the three stocks highlighted in today’s article may be positioned to do just that. Specifically, the author highlights three stocks that are cheap based on their price-to-earnings ratio, trading just below their 52-week highs, and poised for breakouts. For these three stocks – a global leader in mobile communications, a big player in everything glass (including, probably, the screen you are reading this on), and a multinational financial services company – CLICK HERE.
An engineering and construction company that could get a boost if Congress is able to pass an infrastructure bill, a supermarket chain that could be the target of an acquisition, and an insurer that could see its profits rise if the interest rate on bonds continues to creep up in the coming years. These are three of the four companies highlighted in today’s article that the author believes are bargains – with their stock trading at book value or less. For more on these four stocks, CLICK HERE.
“Finding deals is no easy task in this type of market,” acknowledges the author of today’s article. But for those willing to do a little dumpster diving in the hunt for potential deals, he proceeds to identify what are among the worst-performing asset classes (and worst-performing stocks and funds within those asset classes) of the past three years. What are these asset classes, stocks and funds – and what does the author advise is the critical question investors should ask themselves “when sorting through the bargain bin”? CLICK HERE.