Cheap investments are not necessarily good investments – but sometimes they can be the best investments. With the valuation gap between the most expensive stocks and the cheapest stocks currently the largest it has been in 70 years, today’s article examines when cheap investments are indeed the best investments, noting that “when valuations surge to extreme levels, the value stocks whose prices have been left behind tend to outperform in the coming six to twelve months.” For more on when cheap investments are the best investments – including a number of cheap (under $5) stocks that could see significant price appreciation – CLICK HERE.
Apple’s stock price plummeted after the company slashed revenue guidance, in large part due to slumping sales in China. So is Apple stock, which today’s article notes is now one-third cheaper than it was at its apex (when it was still regarded as a great value stock), now a screaming buy? The author advises that in order to “assess whether Apple is truly a bargain, [we need to] analyze the underlying trends that will determine its future fortunes, using a wonky but essential measure…” For more, CLICK HERE.
“Right now, after a nice bout of selling, you can identify a few stocks trading below their book value — which pay dividends and have earnings,” notes the author of today’s article – who proceeds to highlight three potential candidates. Specifically, these three stocks fit the criteria outlined by Benjamin Graham – widely viewed as the father of value investing – for uncovering value plays. For these three dividend-paying stocks currently trading at a discount to their book value – all coming from the same sector and all largely overlooked by Wall Street – CLICK HERE.
Four small-cap energy stocks – and one music streaming stock – make up the five low-priced (trading under $10) stocks with solid upside potential highlighted in today’s article. Specifically, the author sees these stocks as being particularly appealing plays for more aggressive traders “look[ing] at lower-priced stocks as a way to not only make some good money but to get a higher share count.” For these five stocks, CLICK HERE.
While the S&P 500 has had a decent year thus far, the five stocks that are the focus of today’s article – the five worst-performing S&P 500 stocks of the year thus far – have lost between 29% and 45%. Are they all stocks to be avoided – or are there some possible opportunities amongst them? The author examines what has gone wrong at each of the companies – and separates out the possible winners from the likely value traps. CLICK HERE.
When it comes to low-priced stocks, the author of today’s article suggests that sales, rather than earnings, could be the most important factor to success. As such, the author proceeded to screen for low-priced (trading under $10 a share) dividend-paying stocks, “requiring companies to have reported sales growth of at least 25% over the past five years.” For four stocks that passed this screen, and which could be worthy of further research, CLICK HERE.
When it came to identifying investment opportunities, Benjamin Graham – considered by many to be the father of value investing – sought out stocks with low price to earnings ratios and low price to book values. However, the author of today’s article notes that Graham “also explained a technique to combine these two metrics into a single number, the Graham Number.” After outlining how to calculate a stock’s Graham Number, the author highlights a number of stocks currently trading below $10 a share that have a Graham Number below 1 – which indicates value. For more, CLICK HERE.
Today’s article highlights a number of potential value stocks in the oil and gas sector – specifically those oil and gas value plays that the author finds to be the most intriguing and worthy of further research. For these four stocks – three master limited partnerships and an independent oil and gas company (the latter of which, the author notes, has seen a recent uptick in insider buying which could be a bullish indicator) – CLICK HERE.
Insiders don’t have to buy shares of their respective companies – so it can pay to follow their lead when they do. As the author of today’s article notes, when insiders “buy shares in their own company, they are showing us, with their own money, that they believe the stock of that company offers the best value in the market. If it didn’t, they would be diversifying their portfolio into other companies.” As such, the author screened for cheap stocks (trading for less than $10) where the companies in question have seen recent insider buying activity. For more, CLICK HERE.
When it comes to concerns about a bear market, the author of today’s article notes that “there are more reasons than usual to worry right now” – both in terms of fundamentals and technicals. As such, the author searched for stocks with the potential to do well even in a bear market, screening the S&P 500 for large-cap value stocks that are profitable and pay a dividend – “the type of stocks of interest to investors in a market downturn.” This screen yielded six stocks. To read about these stocks, CLICK HERE.