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Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now

Here at Zacks, we don’t generally classify stocks as “cheap” or “expensive”, and rather than looking at the stock’s face value, we have a system that puts an emphasis on earnings estimate revisions to find stocks that will hopefully be winners for investors.

That being said, low-priced stocks can be attractive to smaller investors that can’t necessarily afford large stakes in companies with higher priced stocks.

When looking at these low-priced stocks, we can look at the same trends in growth, value, and momentum and apply the Zacks Rank to properly analyze the potential that these companies have. We are also keenly aware of the latest sector trends and make sure to cover all of the hottest industries.

Today we’ve highlighted three stocks that fall into the broad “technology” sector. Each of these three stocks is currently trading for less than $10 per share and holds a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) or better. Take a look at the strong estimate revision activity and other factors that make these tech companies stick out right now:

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Pacific Mercantile Bancorp(PMBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Pzena Investment Management (NYSE:PZN) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a hold rating to a sell rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) have been trending somewhat positive on Thursday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Pacific Mercantile Bancorp earned a daily sentiment score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the bank an impact score of 47.2552381134184 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC) and Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) are both finance companies, but which is the better investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, valuation, earnings, risk, dividends, profitability and analyst recommendations.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Pacific Mercantile Bancorp (NASDAQ:PMBC) and Hope Bancorp (NASDAQ:HOPE) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their institutional ownership, risk, dividends, valuation, analyst recommendations, profitability and earnings.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ocean Power Technologies Inc.(OPTT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Media stories about Ocean Power Technologies (NASDAQ:OPTT) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Ocean Power Technologies earned a media sentiment score of 0.02 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the energy company an impact score of 43.6315011267629 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Ocean Power Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:OPTT) traded down 5.3% during mid-day trading on Friday . The company traded as low as $0.30 and last traded at $0.30. 818,065 shares traded hands during trading, an increase of 192% from the average session volume of 280,461 shares. The stock had previously closed at $0.32.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: FormFactor, Inc.(FORM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    Semiconductor test equipment specialist FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM) trailed the market last month by shedding 11% compared to a 0.4% increase in the S&P 500, according to data provided by S&P Global Market Intelligence.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) have been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation, four have given a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $17.90.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Brian Feroldi]

    FormFactor (NASDAQ:FORM), which manufactures testing equipment for semiconductor components, reported its second-quarter results on Wednesday, and as expected, the company posted year-over-year declines in revenue and profits. However, the declines were not as bad as management had projected. Margins also held up well during the trying period. Traders bid up the stock in response to the better-than-expected quarterly results and on the hope that the bottom is in the rearview mirror.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) – Equities researchers at B. Riley dropped their FY2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for FormFactor in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday, July 30th. B. Riley analyst C. Ellis now anticipates that the semiconductor company will post earnings of $0.74 per share for the year, down from their prior forecast of $0.98. B. Riley currently has a “Buy” rating and a $18.00 target price on the stock. B. Riley also issued estimates for FormFactor’s Q3 2019 earnings at $0.27 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.31 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $1.07 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    FormFactor, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORM) Director Michael W. Zellner sold 11,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $13.49, for a total value of $148,390.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 41,875 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $564,893.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: C&F Financial Corporation(CFFI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    News stories about C&F Financial (NASDAQ:CFFI) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. C&F Financial earned a media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3252262902797 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    C&F Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CFFI) Director J P. Causey, Jr. sold 4,353 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $62.17, for a total value of $270,626.01. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 25,491 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,584,775.47. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Tetra Tech Inc.(TTEK)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK) shares hit a new 52-week high on Friday . The company traded as high as $71.15 and last traded at $70.70, with a volume of 2488 shares. The stock had previously closed at $70.20.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Strs Ohio grew its stake in shares of Tetra Tech, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTEK) by 23.7% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 4,700 shares of the industrial products company’s stock after acquiring an additional 900 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Tetra Tech were worth $274,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

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Hot Value Stocks To Buy Right Now: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated(HBAN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
    United Technologies Corporation (NYSE: UTX) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.51 per share on revenue of $14.62 billion.
    The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE: KO) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.46 per share on revenue of $7.31 billion.
    Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $2.07 per share on revenue of $11.93 billion.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE: VZ) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.11 per share on revenue of $31.22 billion.
    Lockheed Martin Corporation (NYSE: LMT) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.42 per share on revenue of $11.28 billion.
    The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $3.15 per share on revenue of $3.94 billion.
    Biogen Inc. (NASDAQ: BIIB) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $5.92 per share on revenue of $3.15 billion.
    3M Company (NYSE: MMM) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.52 per share on revenue of $8.26 billion.
    JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ: JBLU) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.2 per share on revenue of $1.75 billion.
    Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.13 per share on revenue of $5.49 billion.
    Harley-Davidson, Inc. (NYSE: HOG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.88 per share on revenue of $1.25 billion.
    Corning Incorporated (NYSE: GLW) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.3 per share on revenue of $2.50 billion.
    Centene Corporation (NYSE: CNC) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.88 per share on revenue of $13.28 billion.
    The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $2.77 per share on revenue of $6.75 billion.
    Wipro Limited (NYSE: WIT) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.07 per share on revenue of $2.16 billion.
    PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ: PCAR) is projected to
  • [By Max Byerly]

    Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

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    Active Mover: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) (alphabetastock.com) P/E Ratio under Consideration – Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ: HBAN) (stocksmarketcap.com) Stocks You Can’t Afford to Pass Up: Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN), Under Armour, Inc. (NYSE … (journalfinance.net) Is this stock is Oversold? Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) (stockquote.review) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NasdaqGS:HBAN) & Eldorado Resorts, Inc. (NasdaqGS:ERI) Valuation at a Glance (parkcitycaller.com)

    Several equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub lowered Huntington Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday. JPMorgan Chase lifted their price objective on Huntington Bancshares from $16.00 to $17.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Huntington Bancshares from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, April 5th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $16.75 price objective on shares of Huntington Bancshares in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.98.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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    Yesterday Trading Recap Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN) Stock Price trades 4.85% (nasdaqchronicle.com) Huntington Bank Reports Increased Loan Production In SBA Fiscal Q2 2018 (finance.yahoo.com) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NasdaqGS:HBAN) Boasting an ROIC Quality Score of -5.502819 (colbypost.com) Investor’s Alert (Earnings Per Share) – Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) (thestockgem.com) $1.13 Billion in Sales Expected for Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)

    Huntington Bancshares opened at $15.69 on Friday, according to MarketBeat. The firm has a market cap of $17.14 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.01, a P/E/G ratio of 1.08 and a beta of 1.32. The company has a current ratio of 0.88, a quick ratio of 0.88 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.85. Huntington Bancshares has a 52-week low of $12.14 and a 52-week high of $16.60.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Envestnet Asset Management Inc. lifted its stake in shares of Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) by 33.7% in the first quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 196,941 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 49,653 shares during the quarter. Envestnet Asset Management Inc.’s holdings in Huntington Bancshares were worth $2,972,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.