Top Low Price Stocks For 2019

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My screen for possible undervalued stocks — what they sometimes describe on Wall Street as &q;cheap&q; — is finding 4 bank stocks that come in under stated book value and which trade for unusually low price/earnings ratio. There&s;s a lot more to consider when analyzing these types of situations, but those are the basic starting metrics that help to uncover value. Here&s;s what&s;s coming up on the screen:

&l;strong&g;Citigroup.&l;/strong&g; The big money center banking operation is trading at an 8% discount to book right now and the price/earnings ratio is 11. That p/e is not all that low for a financial stock, but it&s;s substantially below the p/e for the market taken as a whole, so I&s;m including it.

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Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: National Western Life Group, Inc.(NWLI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    National Western Life (NASDAQ: NWLI) and Brighthouse Financial (NASDAQ:BHF) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, risk, profitability and dividends.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Guess?, Inc.(GES)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Leo Sun]

    Several apparel retailers recently disproved the bears, who believed that sluggish mall traffic, e-tailers, and fast fashion players would bury older clothing stores. That list of winners includes Abercrombie & Fitch (NYSE:ANF), Guess (NYSE:GES), and Ralph Lauren (NYSE:RL), which rallied 81%, 116%, and 106%, respectively, over the past 12 months.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Guess (NYSE:GES) issued an update on its second quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday morning. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $0.27-0.30 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.30. The company issued revenue guidance of $654-663 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $621.68 million.Guess also updated its FY19 guidance to $0.88-0.99 EPS.

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares of Guess? Inc. (NYSE:GES) fell 19.4% on Thursday after the clothing retailer announced solid fiscal first-quarter 2019 results but followed with underwhelming forward earnings guidance.

  • [By Garrett Baldwin]

    On Tuesday, the Trump administration said it would press ahead with 25% tariffs on roughly $50 billion in Chinese goods. As U.S. Trade Secretary Wilbur Ross prepares to head to Beijing to discuss trade this week, the Trump administration is demanding that China address ongoing theft of U.S. intellectual property.
    Ahead of Friday’s jobs report, Automatic Data Processing (NYSE: ADP) reported that private jobs increased by 178,000 during May. That figure was actually 12,000 behind what the markets were anticipating. Job growth appears to be slowing down as the firm also revised its jobs figure for April downward, from 204,000 new positions to 163,000.
    Three Stocks to Watch Today: KORS, HP, KMI
    Michael Kors Holdings Ltd.(NYSE: KORS) stock was off 3.2% in pre-market hours after the company reported earnings before the bell. The luxury retailer reported earnings per share (EPS) of $0.63, a figure that topped Wall Street expectations of $0.60. The firm also beat revenue expectations and reported an increase in same-store sales. However, the firm’s earnings forecast for the year ahead came in lower than expectations, a factor that pushed its stock lower on Wednesday morning.
    Shares of HP Inc. (NYSE: HP) were up slightly after the company raised its full-year outlook and topped Wall Street earnings expectations on Tuesday. The company cited stronger demand in desktops and notebooks for its financial performance. The firm matched EPS expectations of $0.48. However, revenue came in at $14.0 billion, a figure that easily beat forecasts of $13.59.
    The Canadian government announced plans to purchase the Trans Mountain pipeline from Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd. (NYSE: KML) for $3.5 billion. The Canadian government said that the deal was the only way to ensure that the long-awaited project could proceed. The pipeline runs from the Alberta oil sands to a port all the way in British Columbia along the Pacific Ocean. The pipeline is designed to give Canadian crude grea

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Turnarounds are always difficult, because no investor wants to wait forever for a recovery. Guess? (NYSE:GES) has dealt with the normal ups and downs of its market as well as some unusual situations affecting its reputation, and that’s made some people think twice about counting on the jeans maker’s attempts to mount a full turnaround.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: ProShares UltraShort Nasdaq Biotechnology(BIS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bismuth (BIS) uses the hashing algorithm. Its genesis date was May 1st, 2017. Bismuth’s total supply is 11,579,876 coins and its circulating supply is 11,011,069 coins. The Reddit community for Bismuth is /r/cryptobismuth and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official message board for Bismuth is bismuth.cz/forum. Bismuth’s official Twitter account is @cryptobismuth and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official website for Bismuth is bismuth.cz.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Bismuth (BIS) uses the hashing algorithm. Its launch date was May 1st, 2017. Bismuth’s total supply is 10,193,595 coins and its circulating supply is 9,644,979 coins. The Reddit community for Bismuth is /r/cryptobismuth and the currency’s Github account can be viewed here. The official website for Bismuth is bismuth.cz. Bismuth’s official Twitter account is @cryptobismuth and its Facebook page is accessible here. The official message board for Bismuth is bismuth.cz/forum.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bismuth (CURRENCY:BIS) traded 8.1% lower against the US dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 21:00 PM ET on June 17th. Bismuth has a total market cap of $14.34 million and $48,199.00 worth of Bismuth was traded on exchanges in the last day. One Bismuth coin can now be purchased for $1.35 or 0.00020851 BTC on major exchanges including Cryptopia and Octaex. During the last week, Bismuth has traded down 8.5% against the US dollar.

Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: SM Energy Company(SM)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    SM Energy (NYSE:SM) – Equities research analysts at Seaport Global Securities lifted their Q2 2018 earnings per share estimates for shares of SM Energy in a research report issued on Wednesday, May 23rd. Seaport Global Securities analyst M. Kelly now anticipates that the energy company will post earnings per share of ($0.08) for the quarter, up from their prior forecast of ($0.09). Seaport Global Securities also issued estimates for SM Energy’s Q3 2018 earnings at $0.00 EPS, FY2018 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $0.00 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $0.06 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $0.35 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $0.48 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $0.89 EPS.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Shares of oil producers Laredo Petroleum (NYSE:LPI) and SM Energy (NYSE:SM), as well as units ofGolar LNG Partners LP (NASDAQ:GMLP), an MLPthat owns liquified natural gas carriers and floating storage and regasification units, all declined by double digits by Friday afternoon. Lower oil prices weighed on the first two, while an analyst downgrade was the culprit in the latter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Top Low Price Stocks For 2019: Avangrid, Inc.(AGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Northern Trust Corp increased its position in Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 1.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 360,111 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 3,961 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp owned approximately 0.12% of Avangrid worth $18,409,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Huaneng Power International (NYSE: HNP) and Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) are both large-cap utilities companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their risk, analyst recommendations, earnings, dividends, valuation, profitability and institutional ownership.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd. raised its position in shares of Avangrid Inc (NYSE:AGR) by 19.2% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 51,490 shares of the utilities provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 8,300 shares during the quarter. Nomura Asset Management Co. Ltd.’s holdings in Avangrid were worth $2,632,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Trexquant Investment LP acquired a new position in Avangrid (NYSE:AGR) during the 1st quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund acquired 5,457 shares of the utilities provider’s stock, valued at approximately $279,000.

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