Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now

A few weeks ago, we published an article that characterized Gilead (GILD) as a “Value Trap.” That article was a follow-up to an earlier article which used our work on Gilead as an example of how a solid conceptual framework could help investors make better decisions. Both of these articles were based on a 16-page valuation report on Gilead we published to our members in September, 2016.

We caught a lot of flack for the recent characterization of Gilead as a value trap, but our opinion was redeemed on February 7th, when the stock fell heavily after a disappointing earnings announcement.

In today’s article, we’ll take another look at the valuation process – the most important weapon in an investor’s arsenal – in a continuation of the Gilead example. We would invite new readers to read through each of the earlier articles as well, to get a picture of the overall process!

Investing Anecdotes are Dangerous!

What interested us in September 2016, when we made our original analysis of Gilead, was the noise among the value investing community about what a deal Gilead was because the stock was trading at such a low Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio (See our article Three Things You Should Know About Gilead).

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Diana Shipping inc.(DSX)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Pangaea Logistics Solutions (NYSE: DSX) and Diana Shipping (NYSE:DSX) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, risk, analyst recommendations and valuation.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]

    Over the past year, dry bulk vessel owner Diana Shipping Inc. (NYSE:DSX) has seen its stock fall around 3%. Meanwhile, shipping peer DryShips Inc.’s (NASDAQ:DRYS) stock has rocketed higher, more than doubling in price over the span. There are good reasons for that advance, but it doesn’t make DryShips the better investment option. Here’s why Diana Shipping is the better company if you are interested in the volatile shipping space.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Diana Shipping (NYSE: DSX) and Frontline (NYSE:FRO) are both small-cap transportation companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, risk, institutional ownership, valuation, dividends, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: CHS Inc(CHSCL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    CHS (NASDAQ:CHSCL) was upgraded by analysts at BidaskClub from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report issued on Friday.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: FS Bancorp, Inc.(FSBW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    FS Bancorp (NASDAQ:FSBW) – Research analysts at FIG Partners boosted their Q2 2018 earnings estimates for FS Bancorp in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday, May 3rd. FIG Partners analyst T. Coffey now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $1.16 for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $1.13. FIG Partners also issued estimates for FS Bancorp’s FY2018 earnings at $4.70 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.08 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $1.33 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $5.09 EPS.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Sapiens International Corporation N.V.(SPNS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Shares of Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six brokerages that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat.com reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year price objective among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $12.50.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International Co. (NASDAQ:SPNS) – William Blair boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for Sapiens International in a report issued on Tuesday, May 8th. William Blair analyst B. Suri now forecasts that the technology company will post earnings of $0.11 per share for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of $0.10. William Blair currently has a “Market Perform” rating on the stock. William Blair also issued estimates for Sapiens International’s FY2018 earnings at $0.47 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.54 EPS.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ:SPNS) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday. The technology company reported $0.13 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by $0.03, Briefing.com reports. Sapiens International had a net margin of 0.13% and a return on equity of 6.81%. The business had revenue of $71.09 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $67.68 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.02 EPS. Sapiens International’s revenue for the quarter was up 25.8% compared to the same quarter last year.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Sapiens International (NASDAQ: SPNS) and NetSol Technologies (NASDAQ:NTWK) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, institutional ownership, earnings, dividends and risk.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Buy Right Now: Nektar Therapeutics(NKTR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) rose as much as 17% today as investors poured back into the biopharma stock following a sharp sell-off earlier this week. The huge drop days ago was caused by a disappointing weekend presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting, in which the company shared preliminary data on an important ongoing program evaluating a combination of drug candidate NKTR-214 with Opdivo from Bristol-Myers Squibb to treat various solid tumor cancers.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Eqis Capital Management Inc. trimmed its stake in Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR) by 51.8% in the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 4,360 shares of the biopharmaceutical company’s stock after selling 4,679 shares during the period. Eqis Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Nektar Therapeutics were worth $213,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

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    Another interesting candidate from the list is Nektar Therapeutics (Nasdaq: NKTR). The biopharmaceutical company has a handful of drug developments in the immuno-oncology marketplace with its lead candidate being NKTR-214 — a drug that stimulates a cancer patient’s own immune system to fight cancer.

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