Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now

Defense stocks have been hot investments for more than five years, with many of the biggest defense contractors delivering more than double the S&P 500’s total returns. And while a substantial portion of that return has been the tremendous profit growth in the industry, investors have also been willing to steadily pay a higher premium for defense stocks, paying up front for future profits. And at some point, the defense spending cycle will turn, and the outsize returns of the past decade could turn into underperformance. 

But that doesn’t mean investors looking to add defense stocks to their portfolio should avoid the entire sector; there are opportunities to be had. These Motley Fool contributors have identified two companies with substantial military and commercial opportunities in AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) and Boeing Co. (NYSE:BA), as well as undervalued British defense giant BAE Systems PLC (ADR) (NASDAQOTH:BAESY) as defense stocks worth watching closely this month. 

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Innospec Inc.(IOSP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) insider Philip Curran sold 2,000 shares of Innospec stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 14th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.63, for a total transaction of $147,260.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 4,218 shares in the company, valued at approximately $310,571.34. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Press coverage about Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Innospec earned a daily sentiment score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the specialty chemicals company an impact score of 46.0007935851604 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Innospec (NASDAQ:IOSP) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 13th. The specialty chemicals company reported $1.47 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.13 by $0.34. Innospec had a net margin of 4.73% and a return on equity of 15.57%. The business had revenue of $353.80 million during the quarter. analysts expect that Innospec will post 4.3 earnings per share for the current year.

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    Innospec Company Profile

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Innospec (NASDAQ: IOSP) and JOHNSON MATTHEY/S (OTCMKTS:JMPLY) are both basic materials companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their risk, valuation, analyst recommendations, dividends, earnings, institutional ownership and profitability.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: CPS Technologies Corp.(CPSH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media coverage about CPS Technologies (NASDAQ:CPSH) has been trending somewhat negative recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. CPS Technologies earned a media sentiment score of -0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the electronics maker an impact score of 47.6937573591172 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Quality Systems, Inc.(QSII)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. grew its position in shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII) by 493.0% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 82,275 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 68,400 shares during the quarter. Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd. owned approximately 0.13% of Quality Systems worth $1,604,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at SunTrust Banks in a report released on Wednesday. They presently have a $20.00 target price on the stock. SunTrust Banks’ price target indicates a potential downside of 6.41% from the company’s current price.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: QSII) got a boost, shooting up 14 percent to $17.12 after the company posted better-than-expected FQ4 results.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Quality Systems (NASDAQ:QSII) shares saw unusually-strong trading volume on Friday following a stronger than expected earnings report. Approximately 2,338,700 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, an increase of 593% from the previous session’s volume of 337,438 shares.The stock last traded at $16.99 and had previously closed at $15.05.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Pacific Mercantile Bancorp(PMBC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [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.

  • [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.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Spark Therapeutics, Inc.(ONCE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guggenheim began coverage on shares of Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE) in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday, MarketBeat.com reports. The brokerage issued a buy rating and a $70.00 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Spark Therapeutics (ONCE)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Spark Therapeutics (NASDAQ:ONCE)‘s stock had its “market perform” rating reiterated by Leerink Swann in a research report issued on Monday, The Fly reports. They currently have a $74.00 price objective on the biotechnology company’s stock, up from their previous price objective of $55.00. Leerink Swann’s price objective would indicate a potential upside of 4.71% from the stock’s current price.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Nemaska Lithium Inc. (NMKEF)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By ]

    Over the past two months, Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) has steadily been updating the market on its half-billion-dollar-plus financial raise. The company has aggressively set targets to build out a vertically integrated lithium mining and processing operation ideally positioned to meet growing demand in North America and Europe.

  • [By ]

    In April 2018, Nemaska (OTCQX:NMKEF) drew nearly $100 million in investment from Japan’s SoftBank (OTCPK:SFTBY) group in exchange for a 9.9% interest in the company and access to lithium hydroxide produced by the company. In March 2018, CATL the world’s soon-to-be largest lithium battery manufacturer purchased a controlling stake in the Quebec Lithium project in consideration for $66 million. In February 2018, Korean steel giant, POSCO (PKX) announced a supply agreement and investment into Australian lithium miner Pilbara Minerals (OTCPK:PILBF). In January 2018, Toyota Tsusho (OTCPK:TYHOF), the strategic trading arm of Toyota Motors, invested approximately A$300 million in Orocobre (OTCPK:OROCF) in consideration for 15% of the company. Now, in April 2018, Swedish battery start-up NorthVolt has announced that it has signed an agreement for the supply of up to 5,000 metric tons per year of lithium hydroxide produced at Nemaska Lithium’s commercial plant in Shawinigan, Quebec. In connection with the supply of lithium chemicals, NorthVolt has agreed to deliver to Nemaska a 10 million euro promissory note that can be converted into voting shares of NorthVolt.

  • [By ]

    I recently finished putting together the Lithium subsector index of my Industrial Minefinder™ Junior Index (IMJI). To start out, the IMJI Lithium subsector will include 4 companies and comprise 8% of the overall IMJI index, which will include 50 companies in all. Here is a table that shows the holdings:

    Company Market Cap
    ($USD millions;
    as of Jan 2, 2018) Contained
    Lithium Carbonate Equivalent (LCE) in Total Resource
    (tonnes) Index
    Weighting Kidman Resources (OTCPK:KDDRF) $596 7,010,955 23% Lithium Americas (OTC:LAC) $809 39,287,234 32% Millennial Lithium (OTCQX:MLNLF) $308 3,009,000 12% Nemaska Lithium (OTCQX:NMKEF) $835 1,593,802 33% $2,548 100%

    The following 6 companies are on the bench for the index:

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: CRB Futures Index(CR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Crane (CR)

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    BlackRock Inc. grew its stake in Crane Co. (NYSE:CR) by 2.2% during the first quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 4,303,084 shares of the conglomerate’s stock after acquiring an additional 93,264 shares during the period. BlackRock Inc. owned 7.21% of Crane worth $399,069,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of Crew Energy (TSE:CR) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is C$3.37.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: TriMas Corporation(TRS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of TriMas (NASDAQ:TRS) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Thursday morning.

    TRS has been the subject of several other research reports. BMO Capital Markets started coverage on TriMas in a research note on Tuesday, April 3rd. They issued an outperform rating and a $33.00 price objective for the company. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reiterated an overweight rating and issued a $32.00 price objective (down previously from $33.00) on shares of TriMas in a research note on Tuesday, March 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut TriMas from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 20th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, three have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Buy and a consensus target price of $29.33.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on TriMas (TRS)

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Liberum Capital reissued their buy rating on shares of Tarsus Group (LON:TRS) in a research report released on Friday.

    A number of other analysts have also commented on the company. Peel Hunt reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Tarsus Group in a research report on Friday, June 29th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Tarsus Group in a report on Tuesday, June 26th. They set a buy rating and a GBX 360 ($4.69) price objective for the company. Finally, Numis Securities reissued a buy rating on shares of Tarsus Group in a report on Thursday, July 26th.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Shares of TriMas Co. (NASDAQ:TRS) hit a new 52-week high and low during trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $28.95 and last traded at $28.20, with a volume of 1202 shares trading hands. The stock had previously closed at $28.60.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Jason Industries, Inc.(JASN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Media coverage about Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Jason Industries earned a media sentiment score of 0.04 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the technology company an impact score of 47.8063168277174 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    PlayAGS (NYSE: AGS) and Jason Industries (NASDAQ:JASN) are both small-cap consumer discretionary companies, but which is the superior stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, risk, valuation, dividends, profitability, earnings and institutional ownership.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Jason Industries (JASN)

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Jason Industries Inc (NASDAQ:JASN) major shareholder Wynnefield Partners Small Cap acquired 5,751 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were bought at an average cost of $2.35 per share, for a total transaction of $13,514.85. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Large shareholders that own 10% or more of a company’s shares are required to disclose their transactions with the SEC.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Landstar System, Inc.(LSTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Landstar System (LSTR)

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  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) was downgraded by equities research analysts at BidaskClub from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note issued on Saturday.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Landstar System (NASDAQ: LSTR) and YRC Worldwide (NASDAQ:YRCW) are both transportation companies, but which is the better business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, profitability, institutional ownership and risk.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Landstar System (NASDAQ:LSTR) was downgraded by stock analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note issued on Friday.

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