Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now


Look no further than a market downturn when searching for the best buying opportunities. Investors looking at a historical chart of the S&P500 and pinpointing the best buying opportunities, it’s almost guaranteed that most of the best buying opportunities come during a bad market downturn or a recession. Thus, historically-speaking, now is an excellent opportunity to go shopping for oversold stocks as the downturn continues to deepen.

Recently-released inflation data was far from satisfactory, which likely means another oversized rate hike from the Federal Reserve. Of course, there is definitely some risk involved in buying stocks right now. That’s because stocks could have a lot of room to fall to the downside still. However, if you have a long-term outlook, this short-term turbulence should not scare you from taking advantage of deeply undervalued stocks.


For instance, I believe most technology stocks present a great buying opportunity. That’s because this downturn has hit this sector particularly hard. Tech stocks are highly risky during economic contractions, but they are equally rewarding when the economy expands. Therefore, I believe most of the following seven best buying opportunities right now are tech stocks.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc.(HCOM)

Hawaiian Telcom Holdco, Inc., incorporated on May 19, 2004, is a provider of communications services and products in Hawaii. The Company operates through two business segments: Telecommunications and Data Center Colocation. The Telecommunications segment provides local telephone service, including voice and data transport, custom calling features, network access, directory assistance and private lines. In addition, the segment provides Internet, long distance services, television service, Internet protocol (IP)-based network services, customer premises equipment, data solutions, managed services, billing and collection, wireless services and pay telephone services. The Data Center Colocation segment consists of data center services.


Telecommunications

The Company’s Telecommunications segment offers a range of services. The Company’s local exchange carrier business generates revenue from local network services, network access services and certain other services. The Company’s local network service enables customers to originate and receive telephone calls within a defined exchange area. It provides basic local services on a retail basis to residential and business customers, generally for a fixed monthly recurring charge. Basic local service also includes non-recurring charges to customers for the installation of new products and services. Value-added services may be purchased individually or as part of a package offering for a monthly recurring charge. It also offers other local exchange services, such as local private line and inside wire maintenance. The Company offers network access services, such as access voice and data services. The access services include IP-based private networks, as well as Synchronous Optical Network (SONET), Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) transport services, and switched and non-switched (or dedicated) services, such as point-to-point single channel circuits.


The Company provides long distance services to transmit international calls, interLATA (Local Access Transport Area) domestic calls, and regional toll calls made to points outside a customer’s local calling area but within its local service area (intraLATA toll). Its other long distance services include 800-number services and wide area telecommunication services (WATS), private line services and operator services associated with long distance calls. The Company served approximately 171,100 long distance lines, which include residential customers and business customers. The Company provides high-speed Internet (HSI) access services to its residential and business customers. The Company served approximately 93,900 retail residential HIS lines, over 18,400 retail business HSI lines and over 700 wholesale business and resale HSI lines.


The Company provides managed services as an end-to-end solution that manages, monitors and supports a business’ network, customer premise equipment (CPE) and corporate data security. Its managed services product portfolio consists of managed network and security services, colocation services, Information Technology (IT) professional services and security consulting. The Company’s advanced communications and network services include Routed Network Service, an IP virtual private networking service for business customers; Enhanced Internet Protocol Data Service, a multipoint switched Ethernet service, and Hosted private-branch exchange (PBX), a business Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) service that provides businesses with a converged communication solution in a hosted package. The Company’s television service provides digital video, broadband and voice services to new and existing customers.


The Company offers wireless services pursuant to a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) services agreement with Sprint Spectrum, L.P. (Sprint). The agreement allows the Company to resell Sprint wireless services, including access to Sprint’s nationwide personal communication service (PCS) wireless network to residential and business customers in Hawaii under the Hawaiian Telcom brand name. The Company offers other telecommunications services to customers and interexchange carriers. The Company is involved in the sales and maintenance of customer premises equipment in the business markets. For the wholesale or carrier market, the Company offers services, including operator services, billing and collection services, and space and power rents for colocation services. It also offers public pay telephone services at approximately 3,800 locations across the State of Hawaii.


Data Center Colocation

The Data Center Colocation segment provides colocation and virtual private cloud data center services. The virtual private cloud services include the use of shared virtualized computing resources and a range of customer control features and services, including back-up storage and cloud-based network security. It also provides related professional services, including planning, design, implementation and support services.

The Company competes with Time Warner Cable Inc., Skype and Magic Jack.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News coverage about Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo (NASDAQ:HCOM) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hawaiian Telcom HoldCo earned a news impact score of 0.06 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the utilities provider an impact score of 46.776618457707 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Web.com Group, Inc.(WEB)


Web.com Group, Inc. provides Internet services to small businesses in North America, South America, and the United Kingdom. The company offers a range of Web services and products that enable small businesses to establish, maintain, promote, and optimize their online presence. It provides domain name registration, such as .com and .net domains, as well as a suite of domain name services, including domain name registration, transfers, renewals, expiration protection, and privacy services. The company also offers Do-It-For-Me Web solutions, including Custom Websites with built in marketing, analytics, and hosting facilities; Ignite that enables Websites to be promoted in various directories; Facebook Boost by Web.com, which designs or updates the business profile page on Facebook and includes monthly advertising and postings; and eCommerce that designs, setups, and configures the online store and shopping cart. In addition, it provides Do-It-Yourself Web solutions, such as Website building and marketing solutions, such as hosting services; Website building tools for users to customize their design; eCommerce tool that help businesses begin to sell from their Website; and email services comprising email accounts, storage, spam and virus protection, Webmail, and document sharing. Further, the company offers online marketing services, including search engine optimization; local and national search engine marketing services; Leads by Web; lead generation services to contractors, homebuilders, and remodeling professionals; and online advertising services. Web.com Group, Inc. markets its products and services through online channels, outbound and inbound telesales, television and radio advertising campaigns, local direct sales, and branding, as well as through resellers, affiliate networks, and private label partners. The company was incorporated in 1999 and is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Bremer Trust National Association purchased a new position in shares of Cabot Corp (NYSE:CBT) in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor purchased 1,168 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $50,000.

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Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Johnson Controls Inc.(JCI)

Johnson Controls, Inc. engages in building efficiency, automotive experience, and power solutions businesses worldwide. Its building efficiency business designs, produces, markets, and installs integrated heating, ventilating, and air conditioning systems, as well as building management systems, controls, and security and mechanical equipment. This business also provides technical services, energy management consulting, and operations of real estate portfolios for the non-residential buildings market. In addition, this business offers residential air conditioning and heating systems, and industrial refrigeration products. The company?s automotive experience business designs and manufactures interior products and systems for passenger cars and light trucks, including vans, pick-up trucks, and sport/crossover utility vehicles. It offers seating systems and components; cockpit systems comprising instrument panels and clusters, information displays, and body controllers; overh ead systems, such as headliners and electronic convenience features; floor consoles; and door systems. This business also produces automotive interior systems for original equipment manufacturers. Its power solutions business produces lead-acid automotive batteries serving automotive original equipment manufacturers and the general vehicle battery aftermarket. This business produces lead-acid batteries, as well as offers absorbent glass mat and lithium-ion battery technologies to power hybrid vehicles. The company was formerly known as Johnson Electric Service Company and changed its name to Johnson Controls, Inc. in 1974. Johnson Controls, Inc. was founded in 1885 and is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Johnson Controls International (NYSE:JCI) had its price objective increased by Royal Bank of Canada from $70.00 to $76.00 in a research report sent to investors on Thursday morning, The Fly reports. Royal Bank of Canada currently has a sector perform rating on the stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Commonwealth Equity Services LLC cut its holdings in Johnson Controls International PLC (NYSE:JCI) by 32.3% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 91,206 shares of the company’s stock after selling 43,598 shares during the period. Commonwealth Equity Services LLC’s holdings in Johnson Controls International were worth $2,704,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Lou Whiteman]

    Should UTC explore this path, a merger with Johnson Controls (NYSE:JCI) appears the most likely option. In December, I estimated Carrier’s stand-alone value would be about $30 billion, which is about Johnson Controls’ market capitalization. And the two HVAC businesses have similar earnings from HVAC and building controls as well.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Modine Manufacturing Company(MOD)

Modine Manufacturing Company specializes in providing innovative thermal management solutions. We are a leading provider of engineered heat transfer systems and high-quality heat transfer components for use in on-highway and off-highway original equipment manufacturer (“OEM”) vehicular applications, and for sale into a wide array of building, industrial and refrigeration markets. Our products include radiators and radiator cores, condensers, oil coolers, charge air coolers, heat-transfer modules and assemblies, exhaust gas recirculation (“EGR”) coolers, building heating, ventilating and air conditioning (“HVAC”) equipment, and coils. Our primary customers across the globe are:
– Automobile, truck, bus, and specialty vehicle OEMs; – Agricultural, industrial and construction equipment OEMs; – Heating, ventilation and cooling OEMs; – Construction architects and contractors; and – Wholesalers of heating equipment.   Advisors’ Opinion:

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Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Towne Bank(TOWN)

TowneBank, through its subsidiaries, provides retail and commercial banking services for individuals, and small and medium-size businesses in southeastern Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The company operates in three segments: Banking, Realty, and Insurance. It accepts various deposits products, including checking accounts, negotiable order of withdrawal accounts, demand and time deposits, savings accounts, money rate savings, daily money market accounts, long-term certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts. The company also offers secured and unsecured personal loans for financing automobiles, home improvements, education, and personal investments; commercial loans for working capital, business expansion, and equipment and machinery purchases; fixed- and floating-rate mortgage loans; and real estate construction and acquisition loans. It also provides safe deposit boxes, cash management, travelersÂ’ checks, direct deposit of payroll and social security checks, and automatic drafts for various accounts, as well as Internet, mobile, and on-call banking services. In addition, the company offers documentation to accomplish tax deferral to investors; asset management and commercial mortgage brokerage services; and other financial services, such as financial, retirement, and estate planning services, as well as assistance on various investment options, such as alternative investments, annuities, margin accounts, convertible bonds, and pension and profit sharing plans. Further, it provides residential real estate, resort property management, and commercial and residential title insurance services; and originates various mortgage loans. Additionally, the company offers life, property, casualty, and vehicle insurance services; travel, medical, and baggage protection insurance for travelers; and employee benefit programs, such as medical, dental, vision, and disability insurance. TowneBank was founded in 1998 and is based in Portsmouth, Virginia.


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