Hot Value Stocks To Watch Right Now

While a pullback in the stock market uncovered some good investment opportunities last December, that steep market sell-off is now in the rearview mirror. The S&P 500 has surged 11% higher year to date, making it more difficult to find undervalued stocks.

However, there’s still value in this market if you look closely. Better yet, one particular company not only trades at a conservative valuation, it also pays out a meaningful dividend. What is this stock? Grocery giant Kroger (NYSE:KR).

Here’s why investors should consider buying Kroger stock.

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An attractive valuation

A look at Kroger’s fundamentals relative to its market capitalization reveals a compelling valuation.

Hot Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ducommun Incorporated(DCO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Motley Fool Transcribers]

    Ducommun Inc  (NYSE:DCO)Q4 2018 Earnings Conference CallFeb. 28, 2019, 5:00 p.m. ET

    Contents:
    Prepared Remarks Questions and Answers Call Participants
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    Operator

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Astronics (NASDAQ: ATRO) and Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) are both small-cap aerospace companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, risk, earnings, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Companies Reporting After The Bell
    NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ: NVDA) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.45 per share on revenue of $2.89 billion.
    News Corporation (NASDAQ: NWSA) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $1.99 billion.
    Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ: SYMC) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.39 per share on revenue of $1.19 billion.
    Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (NASDAQ: PPC) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.54 per share on revenue of $2.65 billion.
    Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE: HE) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.38 per share on revenue of $556.81 million.
    Air Lease Corporation (NYSE: AL) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $1.01 per share on revenue of $383.37 million.
    Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.27 per share on revenue of $880.89 million.
    Civitas Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: CIVI) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.12 per share on revenue of $396.25 million.
    The Trade Desk, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTD) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.1 per share on revenue of $73.23 million.
    Amdocs Limited (NYSE: DOX) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.95 per share on revenue of $980.50 million.
    Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) is estimated to post quarterly loss at $0.04 per share on revenue of $220.14 million.
    Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.43 per share on revenue of $210.01 million.
    TiVo Corporation (NASDAQ: TIVO) is projected to post quarterly earnings at $0.37 per share on revenue of $198.62 million.
    Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers Incorporated (NYSE: RBA) is expected to post quarterly earnings at $0.17 per share on revenue of $153.87 million.
    Uniti Group Inc. (NASDAQ: UNIT) is estimated to post quarterly earnings at $0.01 per share on revenue of $247.16 million.
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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Ducommun (NYSE:DCO) had its price target increased by Canaccord Genuity from $36.00 to $38.00. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

    Fortress Biotech (NASDAQ:FBIO) was given a $11.00 target price by analysts at HC Wainwright. The firm currently has a buy rating on the stock.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Shares of Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) have been assigned an average rating of “Buy” from the seven ratings firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $45.00.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Allianz Asset Management GmbH lessened its stake in Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE:DCO) by 27.9% during the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 35,623 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after selling 13,753 shares during the quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH owned approximately 0.31% of Ducommun worth $1,082,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Hot Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Applied Optoelectronics, Inc.(AAOI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Anders Bylund]

    There is no doubt in my mind that high-speed network equipment and components will be in high demand for many years to come. That’s why I’m salivating over the rock-bottom prices that some of the best names in the industry are trading for right now. So let’s have a closer look at Finisar (NASDAQ:FNSR), Applied Optoelectronics Inc. (NASDAQ:AAOI), and NeoPhotonics (NYSE:NPTN), all of which have seen share prices sliding at least 20% lower over the last 52 weeks. These are great companies in a high-growth industry with legs that are good for miles and miles, and should be snapped up at these ridiculously low prices.

  • [By Anders Bylund, Timothy Green, and Brian Feroldi]

    Read on to see why our panelists suggest picking up Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI), Oaktree Capital (NYSE:OAK), and Q2 Holdings (NYSE:QTWO) right now.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media headlines about Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ:AAOI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Applied Optoelectronics earned a news impact score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.3791565969266 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Oragenics, Inc. (NYSE: OGEN) shares surged 66.67 percent to close at $2.00 on Wednesday after the company’s AG013 for oral mucositis in head and neck cancer patients showed favorable safety profile in mid-stage OM study.
    Sigma Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SGLB) shares jumped 49.24 percent to close at $1.97 on Wednesday. Sigma Labs demonstrated proof of concept for closed loop quality control during metal additive manufacturing.
    ASLAN Pharmaceuticals Limited (NASDAQ: ASLN) rose 34.45 percent to close at $9.21. BTIG Research initiated coverage on ASLAN Pharmaceuticals with a Buy rating.
    Dick's Sporting Goods, Inc. (NYSE: DKS) shares rose 25.82 percent to close at $38.35 after the company reported upbeat Q1 earnings and raised FY18 earnings outlook.
    TapImmune, Inc. (NASDAQ: TPIV) rose 24.15 percent to close at $5.09. WBB Securities upgraded TapImmune from Speculative Buy to Buy.
    Legacy Reserves LP (NASDAQ: LGCY) jumped 23.3 percent to close at $5.98 on Wednesday.
    Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR) gained 22.92 percent to close at $1.18 after announcing commitment for $60 million credit facility from Bank of America and $17.5 million term loan from Pathlight Capital.
    Cloud Peak Energy Inc. (NYSE: CLD) rose 21.95 percent to close at $4.00.
    SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN) gained 21.4 percent to close at $22.92 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its first quarter on Tuesday.
    Motus GI Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: MOTS) rose 17.14 percent to close at $5.40.
    Movado Group, Inc. (NYSE: MOV) gained 16.59 percent to close at $49.20 after the company reported better-than-expected Q1 results and raised its guidance.
    Oramed Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: ORMP) climbed 15.61 percent to close at $8.22. Oramed Pharma disclosed that its patent has been allowed in the US for oral administration of proteins.
    Dorian LPG Ltd. (NYSE: LPG) rose 14.89 percent to close at $8.41. Dorian LPG confirmed receipt of unsolicited proposal fr

Hot Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: Nuance Communications Inc.(NUAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    ValuEngine upgraded shares of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) from a sell rating to a hold rating in a report released on Thursday.

    Several other analysts have also commented on the company. Standpoint Research lowered Nuance Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a report on Thursday. Barclays lifted their price target on Nuance Communications from $18.00 to $20.00 and gave the stock an overweight rating in a research note on Thursday. Stifel Nicolaus lifted their price target on Nuance Communications from $15.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a hold rating in a research note on Thursday. BidaskClub lowered Nuance Communications from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Nuance Communications from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 11th. Six equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Nuance Communications currently has an average rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $19.43.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    One key part of the rush toward artificial intelligence is making sure that automated systems can communicate easily and effectively with their human users. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a huge head start in voice recognition technology, and despite its successes in areas like medical transcription, the tech company knows that in order to sustain its competitive advantage, it needs to use its lead to push forward with groundbreaking technological innovations.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The technology industry is in high-growth mode, with plenty of lucrative trends in key areas like artificial intelligence giving companies the opportunity to seek to generate huge profits. Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has been an important player in the voice-recognition business for a long time, and lately, it’s been trying to use its experience to find new ways to grow in high-profile areas.

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    In order to use artificial intelligence effectively, communication is essential, and Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN) has a long history in the area of letting people use natural language to interact with technology. Yet even though the scope of its addressable market is huge, Nuance hasn’t lived up to its potential. After expending a lot of effort looking outward to try to find the most lucrative opportunities for growth, the tech company decided to refocus its efforts internally. It knows that in order to sustain its competitive advantage, it needs to use its lead to push forward with groundbreaking technological innovations.

  • [By Rich Smith]

    Shares of Nuance Communications (NASDAQ:NUAN), maker of the popular “Dragon NaturallySpeaking” speech-to-text software, jumped more than 10% in early Thursday trading after the company reported fiscal Q3 2018 earnings results  that broadly met Wall Street’s expectations.

Hot Value Stocks To Watch Right Now: SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Measured Wealth Private Client Group LLC acquired a new stake in SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund acquired 10,786 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,926,000. SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust makes up approximately 2.4% of Measured Wealth Private Client Group LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 8th biggest position.

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    In this case, you can purchase puts on the index ETF best representing the makeup of your portfolio. For instance, if your portfolio is mostly domestic large-cap stocks, buy puts or LEAPS puts on the S&P 500 SPDR (NYSE: SPY). If you own a majority of international stocks, the iShares MSCI World ETF (NYSE: URTH) can work. There is an ETF for nearly every type of portfolio that can provide the insurance you need.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Jackson Wealth Management LLC acquired a new stake in shares of SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 11,767 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,342,000.

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