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.
Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc.(ASX)
Advanced Semiconductor Engineering, Inc., incorporated on March 23, 1984, is a provider of semiconductor packaging and testing services. The Company offers a range of semiconductors packaging, testing and electronic manufacturing services (EMS). The Company’s segments include Packaging, Testing, EMS and Others. The Company provides services in packaging bare semiconductors into finished semiconductors with a range of electrical and thermal characteristics, as well as testing services, including front-end engineering testing, wafer probing and final testing services. It also sells goods from EMS. The Company engages in other activities, such as substrate production and real estate business.
The Company offers a range of package types to meet the requirements of its customers, including flip-chip ball grid array (BGA), flip-chip chip scale package (CSP), advanced chip scale packages (aCSP), quad flat packages (QFP), thin quad flat packages (TQFP), bump chip carrier (BCC), quad flat no-lead (QFN) packages, advanced QFN (aQFN) and Plastic BGA. In addition, the Company provides three dimensional (3D) chip packages, such as MAP package on package (POP) and aMAP POP (advanced, laser ablation type). It also offers other forms of stacked die solutions in various package types, such as stacked die QFN and hybrid BGAs containing stacked wire bond. It also provides automotive product development and production using copper wire in its services to customers. In addition, the Company offers the fan-out wafer-level packaging (FOWLP) solution for radar products. The Company provides integrated circuit (IC) wirebonding, including leadframe-based packages and substrate-based packages. It assembles system-in-package (SiP) products, which involve the integration of a one chip into the same package. Its end-use applications for modules include cellular phones, wireless local area network (LAN) applications, Bluetooth applications, camera modules, automotive applications, toys, networking, storage and power management. The Company produces substrates for use in its packaging operations.
The Company provides front-end engineering testing services, including customized software development, electrical design validation, and reliability and failure analysis. The Company conducts final tests of a range of logic/mixed-signal/radio frequency (RF)/(2.5D/3D) module and SiP/micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS)/discrete semiconductors. The Company provides a range of additional test-related services, such as electric interface board and mechanical test tool design, program conversion, program efficiency improvement, burn-in testing, module and SiP testing, and tape and reel. It offers drop shipment services for shipment of semiconductors directly to end users designated by its customers.
Electronic Manufacturing Services
The Company provides integrated solutions for electronic manufacturing services in relation to computers, peripherals, communications, industrial, automotive, and storage and server applications. The Company’s products and services in this category include computers, such as motherboards for server and desktop personal computer (PC), peripheral, port replicator, network attached storage and technical services; communications, such as wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) and SiP; consumer products, such as control boards for flat panel devices and SiP; automotive electronics, such as automotive electronic manufacturing services, car light emitting diode (LED) lighting, regulator/rectifier, and industrial products, such as point-of-sale systems and smart handheld devices.
The Company competes with Hon Hai Precision Ind. Co., Ltd.
- [By Money Morning News Team]
ASE Technology Holding Co. Ltd. (NYSE: ASX), a semiconductor firm, has outstanding earnings and growth potential that should propel the shares upward.
- [By Logan Wallace]
ASE Technology (NYSE:ASX) and Magnachip Semiconductor (NYSE:MX) are both computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, profitability, risk, analyst recommendations, dividends, institutional ownership and valuation.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
LDK Solar (OTCMKTS:LDKYQ) and ASE Technology (NYSE:ASX) are both oils/energy companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, profitability, risk and valuation.
Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Buffalo Wild Wings Inc.(BWLD)
Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. engages in the ownership, operation, and franchise of restaurants in the United States. The company provides quick casual and casual dining services, as well as serves bottled beers, wines, and liquor. As of July 26, 2011, it had 773 Buffalo Wild Wings locations in 45 states in the United States, as well as in Canada. The company was founded in 1982 and is headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
- [By Steve Symington]
That’s not to say it was a quiet day for every stock on the market. With earnings season ramping up, brewing giant Anheuser-Busch InBev (NYSE:BUD) and restaurant chain Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ:BWLD) served as an exercise in contrast as investors reacted to their respective quarterly reports.
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows Dave & Busters Entertainment tripling in value before falling back while small cap upscale gentlemen’s clubs and restaurant owner RCI Hospitality Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ: RICK) began taking off in 2016 and small cap Buffalo Wild Wings (NASDAQ: BWLD) is being acquired by Arby’s Restaurant Group:
Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ampio Pharmaceutical(AMPE)
Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a development stage pharmaceutical company, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the discovery and development of pharmaceutical drugs and diagnostic products to identify, treat, and prevent metabolic disorders, eye diseases, kidney diseases, acute and chronic inflammation diseases, and male sexual dysfunction. Its products include Optina that is in Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, diabetic macular edema, and neovascular age-related macular degeneration or wet AMD; Vasaloc for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy; and Zertane that treats male sexual dysfunction for premature ejaculation. The company is also developing Ampion, a non-steroidal biologic, aspartyl-alanyl diketopiperazine to treat chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases; and various types of metal-binding compounds comprising d-DAHK that inhibits the formation of pro-angiogenic cytokines and chemokines, reduces ROS formation, and inhibit s the earliest stages of inflammation initiated by ischemia-reperfusion events. Ampio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colorado.
- [By Maxx Chatsko]
Shares of Ampio Pharmaceuticals (NYSEMKT:AMPE) were devastated today, dropping 71% in the first hour of trading, after the company delivered a regulatory update in a Securities and Exchange Commission filing concerning its lead drug candidate Ampion. The drug, which is being developed as a treatment for severe osteoarthritis of the knee, appeared to report positive results in a phase 3 trial at the end of 2017. But investors just learned that the data collected will not be sufficient to support regulatory approval.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Ampio Pharmaceuticals Inc (NYSEAMERICAN:AMPE) saw a significant increase in short interest in the month of June. As of June 29th, there was short interest totalling 14,752,101 shares, an increase of 39.8% from the June 15th total of 10,555,723 shares. Currently, 19.0% of the company’s stock are short sold. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,744,324 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 8.5 days.
Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Carpenter Technology Corporation(CRS)
Carpenter Technology Corporation manufactures, fabricates, and distributes specialty metals worldwide. It operates through two segments: Specialty Alloys Operations and Performance Engineered Products. The company offers special alloys, such as heat resistant, and nickel and cobalt base alloys for use in components, such as rings, discs, and fasteners; and alloys for electronic, magnetic, and electrical applications. It also provides stainless products comprising a range of corrosion resistant alloys, including conventional stainless steel and proprietary grades for special applications; and titanium products for use in aircraft fasteners, medical devices, sporting equipment, and chemical and petroleum processing. In addition, the company offers powder metals, such as spherical gas atomized powders; and alloy and tools steels in long forms, as well as rounds, plates, and sheets. Further, it distributes corrosion resistant steels, tool steels, and powder metals for various industries, as well as manufactures and rents down hole drilling tools and components for the oil and gas industry. The company distributes its products directly through its distribution network, as well as through independent distributors. It serves aerospace and defense, energy, transportation, medical, and industrial and consumer industries. Carpenter Technology Corporation was founded in 1889 and is based in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania.
- [By Max Byerly]
Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. lifted its stake in WEC Energy Group Inc (NYSE:WEC) by 240.8% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 172,642 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after buying an additional 121,985 shares during the period. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. owned approximately 0.05% of WEC Energy Group worth $10,460,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Motley Fool Transcribers]
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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: Murphy Oil Corporation(MUR)
Murphy Oil Corporation is a worldwide oil and gas exploration and production company. As used in this report, the terms Murphy, Murphy Oil, we, our, its and Company may refer to Murphy Oil Corporation or any one or more of its consolidated subsidiaries.
The Company was originally incorporated in Louisiana in 1950 as Murphy Corporation. It was reincorporated in Delaware in 1964, at which time it adopted the name Murphy Oil Corporation, and was reorganized in 1983 to operate primarily as a holding company of its various businesses. For reporting purposes, Murphy’s exploration and production activities are subdivided into four geographic segments, including the United States, Canada, Malaysia and all other countries. Additionally, “Corporate” activities include interest income, interest expense, foreign exchange effects and administrative costs not allocated to the segments. The Company’s corporate headquarters are located in El Dorado, Arkansas. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
Shares of Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR) took off on Thursday, rising more than 12% by 10:30 a.m. EDT after the company agreed to form a strategic joint venture (JV) with Petrobras (NYSE:PBR) in the Gulf of Mexico.
- [By Max Byerly]
Shares of Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the thirteen ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $33.11.
- [By Shane Hupp]
Murphy Oil Co. (NYSE:MUR) saw some unusual options trading activity on Wednesday. Stock investors purchased 1,420 put options on the company. This is an increase of 1,929% compared to the average volume of 70 put options.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
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Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Buy Right Now: EverBank Financial Corp.(EVER)
EverBank Financial Corp, a savings and loan holding company, provides various financial products and services to individuals and small and mid-size businesses in the United States. The company operates in three segments: Consumer Banking, Commercial Banking, and Corporate Services. Its deposit products include noninterest-bearing and interest-bearing demand deposits, savings and money market accounts, and time deposits. The companys loan products portfolio comprises residential mortgage loans, mortgage warehouse financing, lender financing, owner-occupied and non-owner occupied commercial real estate, and other commercial and industrial loans; equipment financing receivables; home equity lines; and personal loans, credit card loans and lines of credit, and automobile and other loans. It also provides financial advisory, planning, brokerage, and other wealth management services. The company offers its products and services through integrated online and mobile financial portal, and financial centers. EverBank Financial Corp is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.
- [By Money Morning Staff Reports]
But before we show you our pick, here are the top 10 penny stocks to watch this week…
Penny Stocks Current Share Price (as of Jan. 5) Jan. 2-5 Gain (as of Jan. 5)
My Size Inc. (Nasdaq: MYSZ) $1.66 152.28%
Cytori Therapeutics Inc. (Nasdaq: CYTX) $0.47 89.52%
DelMar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (Nasdaq: DMPI) $1.675 58.02%
CAS Medical Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CASM) $1.09 55.71%
China HGS Real Estate Inc. (Nasdaq: HGSH) $1.83 47.58%
Aethlon Medical Inc. (Nasdaq: AEMD) $1.56 43.12%
Midatech Pharma Plc. (Nasdaq: MTP) $1.23 43.01%
Comstock Holding Cos. Inc. (Nasdaq: CHCI) $1.87 36.5%
Cenveo Inc. (Nasdaq: CVO) $1.20 31.82%
EV Energy Partners LP (Nasdaq: EVEP) $0.6844 31.62%
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