Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now


Pinterest (NYSE:PINS) stock still looks very undervalued even though it has fallen 29.5% from a recent high close of $80.29 on July 6. This is based on the company’s recent earnings and the fact that it produced significant free cash flow (FCF). At a closing price of $56.59 on Sept. 3, PINS stock is still worth at least 43.4% more at $81.15 based on my revised calculations of its FCF earnings power.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: 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.


Merchant Acquiring

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.


Payment Processing

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.


Business Solutions

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.


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [By Matthew Cochrane]

    Which individual stocks in the ETF’s portfolio have done the heaviest lifting? This year, so far, that honor belongs to First Data Corp. (NYSE:FDC), Evertec Inc. (NYSE:EVTC), and Square Inc. (NYSE:SQ). That’s after screening for companies in the fund’s portfolio that trade on a domestic stock exchange and have a market cap greater than $1 billion. Let’s take a closer look at all three to see why these companies’ stocks have appreciated so far this year.

Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Invest In Right Now: CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(CASI)


CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a biopharmaceutical company, acquires, develops, and commercializes therapeutics addressing cancer and other unmet medical needs in North America and China. The company’s lead drug candidate is ENMD-2076, an Aurora A and angiogenic kinase inhibitor for the treatment of cancer, which has completed Phase I clinical trial in various different solid tumor cancers, including ovarian, breast, liver, renal, and sarcoma, as well as in leukemia and multiple myeloma; and that has also completed a Phase II clinical trial in advanced ovarian cancer. It also develops late-stage clinical drug candidates, such as ZEVALIN injection for intravenous use; MARQIBO, a microtubule inhibitor for the treatment of adult patients with Philadelphia chromosome-negative acute lymphoblastic leukemia; and CE Melphalan, a formulation of melphalan. The company was formerly known as EntreMed, Inc. and changed its name to CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in June 2014. CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Rockville, Maryland.


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