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 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2023: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)
EMCORE Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, provides compound semiconductor-based products for the broadband, fiber optics, satellite, and solar power markets. The company operates in two segments, Fiber Optics and Photovoltaics. The Fiber Optics segment offers broadband products, including cable television, fiber-to-the-premises, satellite communication, video transport, and defense and homeland security products; and digital products comprising telecom optical, enterprise, laser/photodetector component, parallel optical transceiver and cable, and fiber channel transceiver products. This segment?s products enable information that is encoded on light signals to be transmitted, routed, and received in communication systems and networks. The Photovoltaics segment provides gallium arsenide (GaAs) multi-junction solar cells, covered interconnected cells, and solar panels for satellite applications; and concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) power systems for commercial and utility scale solar applications, as well as GaAs solar cells and integrated CPV components for use in other solar power concentrator systems. The company markets its products through its direct sales force, external sales representatives and distributors, and application engineers worldwide. EMCORE Corporation was founded in 1984 and is headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) traded up 8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $5.10 and last traded at $5.26. 11,341 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 216,974 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.87.
- [By Stephan Byrd]
EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.00.
- [By Logan Wallace]
News articles about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9972095148836 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2023: Evertec, Inc.(EVTC)
EVERTEC, Inc., formerly Carib Latam Holdings, Inc., incorporated on April 13, 2012, is a full-service transaction processing company. The Company provides a range of merchant acquiring, payment processing and business process management services across approximately 20 countries. The Company operates through three segments: Merchant Acquiring, Payment Processing and Business Solutions. The Company owns and operates the ATH network, an automated teller machine (ATM) and personal identification number (PIN) debit network in Latin America. In addition, the Company provides a range of services for core bank processing, cash processing and technology outsourcing in the regions it serves. The Company serves a diversified customer base of financial institutions, merchants, corporations and government agencies with solutions that enable them to issue, process and accept transactions securely. It manages a system of electronic payment networks that process approximately two billion transactions annually. The Company’s suite of services spans the entire transaction processing value chain and includes a range of front-end customer-facing solutions, such as the electronic capture and authorization of transactions at the point-of-sale (POS), as well as back-end support services, such as the clearing and settlement of transactions and account reconciliation for card issuers.
The Company’s merchant acquiring business provides services to merchants that allow them to accept electronic methods of payment, such as debit, credit, prepaid and electronic benefit transfer (EBT) cards, carrying the ATH, Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express brands. Its suite of merchant acquiring services includes the underwriting of each merchant’s contract, the deployment and rental of POS devices and other equipment necessary to capture merchant transactions, the processing of transactions at the POS, the settlement of funds with the participating financial institution, detailed sales reports and customer support.
The Company is a card processor and network services provider in the Caribbean. It provides a suite of payment processing products and services to blue chip regional and global corporate customers, government agencies and financial institutions across Latin American and the Caribbean. These services provide the infrastructure technology necessary to facilitate the processing and routing of payments across the transaction processing value chain. At the POS, it sells transaction processing technology solutions to other merchant acquirers to enable them to service its own merchant customers. It also offers terminal driving solutions to merchants, merchant acquirers (including its merchant acquiring business) and financial institutions, which provide the technology to operate, manage and monitor POS terminals and ATMs. It also rents POS devices to financial institution customers who seek to deploy them across their own businesses.
The ATH network connects the merchant or merchant acquirer to the card issuer and enables transactions to be routed or switched across the transaction processing value chain. The ATH network offers the technology, communications standards, rules and procedures, security and encryption, funds settlement and common branding that allow consumers, merchants, merchant acquirers, ATMs, card issuer processors and card issuers to conduct commerce across a range of channels. To enable financial institutions, governments and other businesses to issue and operate a range of payment products and services, it offers a range of card processing and other payment technology services, such as Internet and mobile banking software services, bill payment systems and EBT solutions. Financial institutions and certain retailers outsource to the Company certain card processing services, such as card issuance, processing card applications, cardholder account maintenance, transaction authorization and posting, fraud and risk management services, and settlement. Its payment products include electronic check processing, automated clearing house (ACH), lockbox, online, interactive voice response and Web-based payments through personalized Websites, among others. Its EBT application allows certain agencies to deliver government benefits to participants through a magnetic card system and serves over 7,80,000 active participants.
The Company provides its financial institution, corporate and government customers with a suite of business process management solutions. These solutions include core bank processing, network hosting and management, information technology (IT) consulting services, business process outsourcing, item and cash processing, and fulfillment.
The Company competes with Vantiv, Inc., First Data Corporation, Global Payments Inc., Elavon, Inc., Sage Payment Solutions, Fidelity National Information Services, Inc., Fiserv, Inc., Total System Services, Inc., MasterCard, Visa, American Express and Discover.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
Shares of Evertec Inc (NYSE:EVTC) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the twelve analysts that are currently covering the company, MarketBeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, six have assigned a hold recommendation, three have given a buy recommendation and one has assigned a strong buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $23.20.
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3. Evertec (NYSE: EVTC)
A Puerto Rico-based payment processor that has soared by over 75% this year but maintains a forward P/E around 14, placing the shares firmly in the value category.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2023: AmTrust Financial Services, Inc.(AFSI)
AmTrust Financial Services, Inc. is a Delaware corporation that was acquired by its principal stockholders in 1998 and began trading on the NASDAQ Global Select Market on November 13, 2006. References to “AmTrust,” the “Company,” “we,” “our,” or “us” in this Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other statements and information publicly disseminated by AmTrust Financial Services, Inc., refer to the consolidated operations of the holding company.
AmTrust underwrites and provides property and casualty insurance products, including workers’ compensation, commercial automobile, general liability and extended service and warranty coverage, in the United States and internationally to niche customer groups that we believe are generally under served within the broader insurance market.
Our business model focuses on achieving superior returns and profit growth with the careful management of risk. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Stephan Byrd]
BidaskClub cut shares of AmTrust Financial Services (NASDAQ:AFSI) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report published on Thursday morning.
Several other research firms have also issued reports on AFSI. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a $14.58 rating and set a $14.75 price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services in a research report on Wednesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of AmTrust Financial Services from a strong sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Monday, June 18th. Finally, B. Riley upped their price target on shares of AmTrust Financial Services from $12.00 to $14.75 and gave the stock a neutral rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a hold rating to the company. AmTrust Financial Services has a consensus rating of Hold and an average price target of $14.92.
- [By Ethan Ryder]
AmTrust Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:AFSI) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation and seven have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $14.63.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2023: Altura Mining Limited (ALTAF)
Altura Mining Limited is an Australia-based company engaged in the supply of lithium raw materials. The Company is engaged in the exploration and development activities, including completion of a feasibility study at its Pilgangoora Lithium project in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Company’s segments include coal mining, exploration services and mineral exploration. Its coal mining segment is engaged in the sale of coal. Its exploration services segment provides a range of drilling services to its customers, primarily mining and exploration companies. Its mineral exploration segment is engaged in exploration activities. The Company also has interests in producing Delta Coal project in Indonesia, which produces medium energy thermal coal, and the Tabalong Coal project, a thermal coal deposit located in South Kalimantan, Indonesia. The Tabalong Coal project consists of approximately five mining licenses. Advisors’ Opinion:
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Altura Mining [ASX:AJM] (OTC:ALTAF)
On April 30, Altura Mining announced: “Stage 2 Definitive Feasibility Study at Pilgangoora delivers outstanding results.” Highlights include:
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In 2023: Beasley Broadcast Group Inc.(BBGI)
Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc., a radio broadcasting company, primarily engages in the operation of radio stations in the United States. The company sells commercial advertising airtime to local and national advertisers. It owns and operates 42 radio stations in various markets, including Atlanta and Augusta in Georgia; Boston, Massachusetts; Fort Myers-Naples, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, and West Palm Beach-Boca Raton in Florida; Fayetteville and Greenville-New Bern-Jacksonville in North Carolina; Las Vegas, Nevada; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Wilmington, Delaware. The company also operates one radio station in the expanded AM band in Augusta, Georgia. In addition, it provides management services to two FM stations in Las Vegas, Nevada. Beasley Broadcast Group was founded in 1961 and is based in Naples, Florida.
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Beasley Broadcast Group (NASDAQ:BBGI) Director Mark S. Fowler sold 5,505 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, May 18th. The stock was sold at an average price of $10.78, for a total value of $59,343.90. Following the sale, the director now owns 34,199 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $368,665.22. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink.