If you’re on the hunt for value stocks to buy, you’ve come to the right place.
In an ode to Ben Graham, arguably the father of investing, I’m going to pull together a list of 10 stocks trading below book value that I believe will appreciate over the next 12 to 24 months.
However, it’s not going to be easy.
I came across an online Barron’s article that discussed the difficulty of buying stocks below book value, as Graham did back in his prime.
Michael Green, portfolio manager at Moody Aldrich Partners “notes that just 6% of New York Stock Exchange companies now trade under book value, versus 25% in March 2000, when the major averages peaked (Green excludes closed-end and bond funds in making this calculation.),” Andrew Bary wrote in 2004.
“Cheap stocks actually were more plentiful during the market bubble than they are now, due to the narrow breadth of the technology-led market advance in 1999 and early 2000. Over the past 75 years, low price-book stocks on the Big Board were most abundant at the historic market bottoms of 1932 and 1975.”
Top Low Price Stocks For 2023: Costco Wholesale Corporation(COST)
Costco Wholesale Corporation operates membership warehouses that offer a selection of branded and private label products in a range of merchandise categories in no-frills, self-service warehouse facilities. The company’s product categories include candy, snack foods, tobacco, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, and cleaning and institutional supplies; appliances, electronics, health and beauty aids, hardware, office supplies, garden and patio, sporting goods, toys, seasonal items, and automotive supplies; dry and institutionally packaged foods; apparel, domestics, jewelry, house wares, media, home furnishings, cameras, and small appliances; meat, bakery, deli, and produce; and gas stations, pharmacy, food court, optical, one-hour photo, hearing aid, and travel. It also provides business and gold star (individual) membership services. As of April 26, 2011, the company operated 581 warehouses, including 425 in the United States and Puerto Rico, 80 in Canada, 22 in the Uni ted Kingdom, 7 in Korea, 6 in Taiwan, 8 in Japan, 1 in Australia, and 32 in Mexico. It also has Costco Online, an electronic commerce Web site, at costco.com in the United States and at costco.ca in Canada. The company was formerly known as Costco Companies, Inc. and changed its name to Costco Wholesale Corporation in August 1999. Costco Wholesale Corporation was founded in 1976 and is based in Issaquah, Washington.
- [By Dana Blankenhorn]
One of the biggest mistakes I made after joining InvestorPlace was to give up on Costco Wholesale (NASDAQ:COST) stock.
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I had a nice profit. I could have stayed in. But, fearing the process of demographic change – young people moving into small apartments – I bailed.
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Finally, Cramer called out Costco (COST) – Get Report for giving customers an incredible amount of value and service that Amazon will never be able to match.
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The California Public Employees’ Retirement System bought more Moderna (ticker: MRNA), Costco Wholesale (COST), and Carnival (CCL) stock, and cut its investment in Coca-Cola (KO) in the second quarter.
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Other Cramer favs that have pricing power include Costco (COST) – Get Report, the retailer with a yearly membership that no one can live without. Then there's Netflix (NFLX) – Get Report, which has seen several price increases over the years, all of which were panned initially, but none of which affected the company's bottom line.
Top Low Price Stocks For 2023: W.R. Grace & Co.(GRA)
W. R. Grace & Co. is engaged in the production and sale of specialty chemicals and specialty materials on a global basis through three operating segments: Grace Catalysts Technologies, which includes catalysts and related products and technologies used in refining, petrochemical and other chemical manufacturing applications; Grace Materials Technologies, which includes packaging technologies and engineered materials used in consumer, industrial, and pharmaceutical applications; and Grace Construction Products, which includes specialty construction chemicals and specialty building materials used in commercial, infrastructure and residential construction. We entered the specialty chemicals industry in 1954, when we acquired both the Dewey and Almy Chemical Company and the Davison Chemical Company. Grace is the successor to a company that began in 1854 and originally became a public company in 1953. Advisors’ Opinion:
- [By Joseph Griffin]
Tyers Asset Management LLC bought a new stake in W. R. Grace & Co (NYSE:GRA) during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor bought 2,464 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $181,000.
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These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
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W.R. Grace & Co.: Grace Announces Release Date for Second Quarter 2018 Results (twst.com) W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) Expected to Earn Q2 2018 Earnings of $0.90 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) W. R. Grace & Co (GRA) to Post Q3 2018 Earnings of $0.96 Per Share, Jefferies Financial Group Forecasts (americanbankingnews.com) Venator Materials and Three Additional Specialty Chemicals Stocks on Our Research Desk’s Radar (finance.yahoo.com)
W. R. Grace & Co traded up $0.71, reaching $74.39, on Friday, according to Marketbeat. The stock had a trading volume of 378,610 shares, compared to its average volume of 720,257. W. R. Grace & Co has a fifty-two week low of $58.48 and a fifty-two week high of $77.37. The company has a quick ratio of 1.01, a current ratio of 1.56 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 6.23. The stock has a market cap of $4.96 billion, a PE ratio of 21.88, a PEG ratio of 1.58 and a beta of 1.19.
Top Low Price Stocks For 2023: Tree.com Inc.(TREE)
Tree.Com, Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in lending business in the United States. It owns various brands and businesses that provide information, tools, advice, products, and services for consumers looking to comparison shop for loans, real estate, and other services from businesses and professionals. The company?s LendingTree Loans segment originates, processes, approves, and funds various types of residential real estate loans primarily under the LendingTree Loans brand name. It offers a range of adjustable and fixed rate mortgage loans, including conforming and prime loans, as well as non-conforming and FHA loans. This segment sources its leads through online and telephone services, as well as through various non-LendingTree channels, such as third-party online lead aggregators and direct mail marketing campaigns. Its Exchanges segment consists of online lead generation networks under the LendingTree.com, GetSmart.com, DegreeTree.com, HealthTree.com, LendingT reeAutos.com, DoneRight.com, and InsuranceTree.com brands; and call centers that connect consumers and service providers, principally in the lending, higher education, home services, insurance, and automobile marketplaces. This segment also provides unsecured loans, automobile loans, credit cards, and various consumer insurance products, as well as opportunities for students seeking institutions of higher education, and home improvement professional services with contractors. The company is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Stocks to Watch Today: TSLA, ETSY, CAT
This morning, Swiss investment bank UBS Group AG (NYSE: UBS) announced a surprise downgrade for industrial machinery giant Caterpillar. Shares of CAT fell 3.5% after UBS flagged slowing construction demand around the world as a reason for the downgrade. The firm slashed its price target from $154 to $125. The new figure represents 8.3% downside from Tuesday morning’s price. UBS expects that its EPS will fall by a whopping 8% year over year due to limited development in new construction and oil-and-gas projects. Shares of Tesla Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) slumped more than 3.5% after the SEC asked a judge to hold CEO Elon Musk in contempt of court. The SEC says that Musk violated his recent deal after promoting an inaccurate tweet about the company’s production. The CEO said in a tweet that Tesla would produce “around” a half-million vehicles in 2019. However, four hours later, Musk clarified by saying that he “meant to say” that Tesla’s annualized production rate by the end of the year could reach 500,000. The SEC says that Musk failed to seek or receive pre-approval for this tweet. The agency says that the inaccurate tweet reached more than 24 million people. Shares of Etsy Inc. (NASDAQ: ETSY) rallied more than 10% after the company topped Wall Street earnings expectations after the bell Monday. The e-commerce firm rang in EPS of $0.32 on top of $200 million in revenue. Both figures topped Wall Street expectations, which included EPS of $0.21 on top of $195 million in revenue. The firm reported a big jump in active buyers – 18.2% year over year – and a 9.4% jump in active sellers during the same period. Look for earnings reports from Cheniere Energy Inc. (NYSE: LNG), Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Inc.
Top Low Price Stocks For 2023: PAREXEL International Corporation(PRXL)
PAREXEL International Corporation, a biopharmaceutical services company, provides a range of clinical research, medical communications, consulting, commercialization, and technology products and services to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Clinical Research Services (CRS), PAREXEL Consulting and Medical Communications Services (PCMS), and Perceptive Informatics (Perceptive). The CRS segment offers clinical trials management, observational studies, patient/disease registries and post-marketing surveillance, data management and biostatistics, epidemiology and health economics/outcomes research, clinical logistics, and clinical pharmacology, as well as related medical advisory, patient recruitment, and investigator site services. This segment also manages various aspects of clinical trials, including study and protocol design; case report form design; paper or electronic questionnaires designed for use in clinical research; site and investigator recruitment; patient enrollment; study monitoring and data collection; data analysis; report writing; and medical services. The PCMS segment provides technical expertise and advice in various areas comprising drug development, regulatory affairs, product pricing and reimbursement, and GMP compliance; market development, product development, and targeted communications services in support of product launch. In addition, its consultants identify alternatives and propose solutions to address clients? product development, registration, and commercialization issues. The Perceptive segment provides information technology solutions comprising medical imaging and systems integration services; ClinPhone RTSM, CTMS, and EDC products; Web-based portals; systems integration; and patient diary applications. PAREXEL International Corporation was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.
- [By Logan Wallace]
News headlines about PAREXEL International (NASDAQ:PRXL) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. PAREXEL International earned a news impact score of 0.18 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the medical research company an impact score of 49.4978250148766 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
Top Low Price Stocks For 2023: Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc.(RYAM)
Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. manufactures and sells cellulose specialty products in the United States, China, Japan, Canada, Europe, Latin America, other Asian countries, and internationally. Its products include cellulose specialties, such as cellulose acetate and cellulose ethers, which are natural polymers that are used as raw materials to manufacture a range of consumer-oriented products, such as cigarette filters, liquid crystal displays, impact-resistant plastics, thickeners for food products, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, high-tenacity rayon yarn for tires and industrial hoses, food casings, paints, and lacquers. The company also offers commodity products, including commodity viscose used in the manufacture of textiles for clothing and other fabrics, and in non-woven applications, such as baby wipes, cosmetic and personal wipes, industrial wipes, and mattress ticking; and absorbent materials comprising fluff fibers that are used as an absorbent medium in products, such as disposable baby diapers, feminine hygiene products, incontinence pads, convalescent bed pads, industrial towels and wipes, and non-woven fabrics. Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc. is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.