Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In 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 Invest In Right Now: THERMOGENESIS Corp.(KOOL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Misonix (NASDAQ:MSON) and Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) are both small-cap computer and technology companies, but which is the superior business? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, earnings, dividends, analyst recommendations, valuation, risk and profitability.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Media headlines about Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Cesca Therapeutics earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the biotechnology company an impact score of 46.0307775258496 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Cesca Therapeutics (NASDAQ:KOOL) shares reached a new 52-week high and low on Tuesday . The company traded as low as $0.76 and last traded at $0.88, with a volume of 9160 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $0.83.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

     

    Losers
    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) shares dipped 43.73 percent to close at $2.87 on Tuesday as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.
    Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) shares dropped 29.01 percent to close at $0.80 after reporting Q1 results.
    SenesTech, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNES) shares fell 22.2 percent to close at $0.340 after reporting Q1 miss.
    Vipshop Holdings Limited (NYSE: VIPS) fell 19.95 percent to close at $12.08 after the company reported weaker-than-expected earnings for its first quarter on Monday.
    Image Sensing Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ISNS) fell 19.68 percent to close at $3.775 after reporting earnings were down year over year. First quarter earnings came in flat, down from 4 cents per share in the same quarter of last year. Sales came in at $3.01 million.
    Boxlight Corporation (NASDAQ: BOXL) dropped 18.47 percent to close at $9.62 on Tuesday after surging 77.44 percent on Monday.
    ENDRA Life Sciences Inc. (NASDAQ: NDRA) declined 16.21 percent to close at $2.43. ENDRA Life Sciences is expected to release quarterly earnings today.
    ALJ Regional Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: ALJJ) shares fell 16.13 percent to close at $1.79.
    Switch Inc (NYSE: SWCH) shares dropped 14.93 percent to close at $13.16 following a first-quarter earnings miss.
    Restoration Robotics Inc (NASDAQ: HAIR) fell 14.42 percent to close at $3.68 after reporting a first-quarter earnings miss.
    iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD) declined 13.01 percent to close at $3.41 following Q1 results.
    Intersections Inc. (NASDAQ: INTX) fell 12.44 percent to close at $1.97.
    Histogenics Corporation (NASDAQ: HSGX) declined 12.24 percent to close at $2.15.
    AZZ Inc. (NYSE: AZZ) fell 12.1 percent to close at $39.60 following Q3 earnings.
    Hallador Energy Company (NASDAQ: HNRG) fell 11.1 percent to close at $6.49.
    Integrated Media Technology Limited (NASDAQ: IMTE) dropped 10.66 percent to close at $16.93 on Tuesday.
    Myomo, Inc. (NYSE: MYO) slipp

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Cesca Therapeutics Inc. (NASDAQ: KOOL) were down 21 percent to 0.88 after reporting Q1 results.

    Netshoes (Cayman) Limited (NASDAQ: NETS) was down, falling around 36 percent to $3.27 as the company posted downbeat Q1 results.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Carrols Restaurant Group Inc.(TAST)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    ProPhase Labs, Inc. (NASDAQ: PRPH) gained 50.7 percent to $4.34 after the company announced a special $1.00 per share cash dividend.
    Impinj, Inc. (NASDAQ: PI) surged 28.4 percent to $17.44 after reporting Q1 results.
    Cardlytics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CDLX) gained 22 percent to $17.945.
    Care.com, Inc. (NYSE: CRCM) shares rose 19.3 percent to $18.92 following Q1 earnings.
    Sharing Economy International Inc. (NASDAQ: SEII) jumped 19.1 percent to $4.3934 after the company disclosed that it entered into a license agreement with Ecrent Capital Holdings Limited.
    Blink Charging Co. (NASDAQ: BLNK) rose 18.6 percent to $4.79 after jumping 171.14 percent on Monday.
    IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN) climbed 17.4 percent to $29.30 after reporting Q1 results.
    Nevsun Resources Ltd. (NYSE: NSU) rose 16.2 percent to $3.45 after Lundin Mining Corporation and Euro Sun Mining Inc. proposed to acquire Nevsun Resources for around C$1.5 billion.
    Tactile Systems Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ: TCMD) gained 15.4 percent to $42.61 following Q1 results.
    eGain Corporation (NASDAQ: EGAN) gained 15.3 percent to $10.55 following Q3 earnings.
    Dean Foods Company (NYSE: DF) rose 13.8 percent to $9.48 after reporting upbeat Q1 earnings.
    Sterling Construction Company, Inc. (NASDAQ: STRL) shares surged 13.1 percent to $13.42 after reporting Q1 results.
    USA Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: USAT) climbed 11.9 percent to $10.85 following better-than-expected Q3 earnings.
    scPharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ: SCPH) gained 11.2 percent to $14.45 following Q1 results.
    Fiesta Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FRGI) rose 10.2 percent to $24.08 following Q1 results.
    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc. (NYSE: VRX) shares rose 7.9 percent to $19.60 as the company posted upbeat Q1 results and raised its outlook.
    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: TAST) rose 7.7 percent to $11.90 following upbeat Q1 results.
    Pareteum Corporation (NASDAQ: TEUM) rose 6.8 perc
  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST) VP William E. Myers sold 2,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, August 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $16.10, for a total value of $32,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 72,421 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,165,978.10. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Orion Marine Group Inc(ORN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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

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    Analysts Anticipate Orion Group Holdings Inc (ORN) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $165.45 Million (americanbankingnews.com) Factors Setting the Tone for Dycom (DY) in Q2 Earnings (finance.yahoo.com) Analysts Expect Orion Group Holdings Inc (ORN) Will Announce Earnings of $0.02 Per Share (americanbankingnews.com) Who Are The Major Shareholders Of Orion Investment SA (WSE:ORN)? (finance.yahoo.com) Arnold Van Den Berg Trims Enstar Group, Exits Orion Group (finance.yahoo.com)

    ORN has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Orion Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 7th. ValuEngine upgraded Orion Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, May 26th. Canaccord Genuity restated a “buy” rating and issued a $10.00 price objective on shares of Orion Group in a report on Thursday, August 2nd. Noble Financial set a $10.00 price objective on Orion Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, B. Riley raised their price objective on Orion Group from $10.00 to $11.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $10.13.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Platform Specialty Products Corporation(PAH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Victory Capital Management Inc. decreased its stake in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) by 0.2% during the 2nd quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The institutional investor owned 3,692,379 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock after selling 8,086 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc.’s holdings in Platform Specialty Products were worth $42,832,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Platform Specialty Products (PAH)

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  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) in the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund acquired 39,513 shares of the specialty chemicals company’s stock, valued at approximately $458,000.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Platform Specialty Products Corp (NYSE:PAH) Director Ian G. H. Ashken acquired 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 13th. The stock was acquired at an average cost of $12.08 per share, with a total value of $120,800.00. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Top 5 Low Price Stocks To Invest In Right Now: Enstar Group Limited(ESGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    BidaskClub cut shares of Enstar Group (NASDAQ:ESGR) from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report issued on Saturday morning.

    Several other analysts have also recently issued reports on ESGR. TheStreet cut Enstar Group from a b- rating to a c+ rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 29th. ValuEngine cut Enstar Group from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research note on Wednesday, May 2nd.

  • [By Andy Pai]

    Akre capital often holds positions for over ten years. As long as a company is able to keep increasing its economic value, the firm will hold a stock. Although the firm is a long-term investor, Akre doesn't attribute its success to ‘buy and hold' investing, but to the quality of the companies they buy. Some of the companies' long-term holdings have included Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL), Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ: DLTR) and Enstar Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ESGR).

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Enstar Group (NASDAQ: ESGR) and Kemper (NYSE:KMPR) are both mid-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, analyst recommendations, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, valuation and earnings.

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