Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now

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Warren Buffett&s;s portfolio of stocks at Berkshire Hathaway has always contained a good number of insurance stocks. He likes them, always has.

Omaha&s;s most-famous investor started with his purchase of National Indemnity Company way back in 1967 and has continued since then with famous old names like GEICO and General Re, among many others.

If we imitate his methods, could we find success?

There&s;s no telling, but… one of the first steps in finding value is to see if the stock is trading at a low price/earnings ratio and if it can be purchased at a discount to book value.

Here are four insurance stocks that may fit as the type of value situation sought under the Buffett-like criteria he learned from Benjamin Graham:

&l;strong&g;AEGON N.V.&l;/strong&g; is a life insurance company based in the Netherlands and which trades on the New York Stock Exchange. With a price/earnings ratio of 5.4 and now priced at half its book value, it definitely looks like a value stock. The concern would be debt: There&s;s more of that than equity.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: SkyWest, Inc.(SKYW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Shares of SkyWest, Inc. (NASDAQ:SKYW) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Buy” from the nine ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, one has issued a hold rating, four have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company. The average 12-month price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $65.86.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) was downgraded by stock analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Adam Levine-Weinberg]

    Over the past five years, top regional airline SkyWest (NASDAQ:SKYW) has achieved a remarkable comeback. In 2014, the company was barely profitable, due to a combination of unfavorable weather, rising pilot costs, and the poor profitability of its ExpressJet subsidiary. SkyWest posted a full-year adjusted profit of less than $7 million — on more than $3 billion of revenue — for 2014.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Logitech International S.A.(LOGI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware raised its stake in Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 7.0% during the first quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 30,741 shares of the technology company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,017 shares during the period. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware’s holdings in Logitech were worth $1,129,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Macquarie Group Ltd. increased its holdings in Logitech International SA (NASDAQ:LOGI) by 6.5% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 505,597 shares of the technology company’s stock after purchasing an additional 30,656 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. owned 0.31% of Logitech International worth $22,273,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Logitech (NASDAQ:LOGI) insider Marcel Stolk sold 60,381 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $40.08, for a total value of $2,420,070.48. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 70,928 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,842,794.24. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Realogy Holdings Corp.(RLGY)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd. trimmed its holdings in Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY) by 11.2% in the first quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The fund owned 2,142,930 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 269,939 shares during the period. Old Mutual Global Investors UK Ltd.’s holdings in Realogy were worth $58,459,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Canada Pension Plan Investment Board decreased its position in shares of Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY) by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 7,600,000 shares of the financial services provider’s stock after selling 33,100 shares during the period. Canada Pension Plan Investment Board owned about 0.06% of Realogy worth $173,280,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY) has been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven ratings firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat.com reports. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, one has issued a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $32.29.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    Realogy Holdings Corp (NYSE:RLGY)’s share price hit a new 52-week low during trading on Friday . The stock traded as low as $20.02 and last traded at $21.29, with a volume of 184103 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $21.82.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Realogy (NYSE:RLGY) had its target price trimmed by Citigroup from $37.00 to $35.00 in a report released on Friday morning. The firm currently has a buy rating on the financial services provider’s stock.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Realogy (RLGY)

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Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: PetMed Express, Inc.(PETS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ:PETS) has received an average rating of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation, two have assigned a buy recommendation and one has issued a strong buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $39.00.

  • [By Jason Hall, George Budwell, and Daniel Miller]

    For instance, TerraForm Power Inc. (NASDAQ:TERP) is easy to miss because it operates in what’s still something of a niche: owning renewable energy projects and selling the electricity to utilities and industrial users. Then you have Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. (NYSE:SWK), the company behind a handful of relatively well-known tool brands but not one that’s widely known among investors. It can get even more obscure, like Petmed Express Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS), the online pet pharmacy that’s certainly not a household name for most people and certainly not investors. 

  • [By ]

    PetMed Express (PETS) : “No, no, no, no. When we want pet drugs, we want Idexx Laboratories (IDXX) .”

    Xerox (XRX) : “I’d sell Xerox. That’s a house of pain.”

Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: Health Insurance Innovations, Inc.(HIIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Todd Campbell, Keith Speights, and Chuck Saletta]

    As we exit August, a few of our top Motley Fool contributors think buying shares of Teva Pharmaceutical (NYSE:TEVA), Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ), and Gilead Sciences (NASDAQ:GILD) could pay off. Are these stocks right for your portfolio? Read on to learn more about the upcoming catalysts that could cause these stocks to rally.  

  • [By Max Byerly]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) insider Michael W. Kosloske sold 1,300,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, June 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $31.00, for a total value of $40,300,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 100 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,100. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) was upgraded by equities research analysts at ValuEngine from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ: HIIQ) and Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

    Hollysys Automation Technologies (NASDAQ:HOLI) was downgraded by analysts at ValuEngine from a buy rating to a hold rating.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Get a free copy of the Zacks research report on Health Insurance Innovations (HIIQ)

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Top Low Price Stocks To Own Right Now: EMCORE Corporation(EMKR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the six ratings firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat Ratings reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $6.00.

  • [By Max Byerly]

    News stories about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the semiconductor company an impact score of 45.6118508960632 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    News articles about EMCORE (NASDAQ:EMKR) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. EMCORE earned a media sentiment score of 0.07 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the semiconductor company an impact score of 46.9972095148836 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

    EMCORE Co. (NASDAQ:EMKR) traded up 8% during mid-day trading on Monday . The stock traded as high as $5.10 and last traded at $5.26. 11,341 shares changed hands during trading, a decline of 95% from the average session volume of 216,974 shares. The stock had previously closed at $4.87.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap fiber-optic networking product Applied Optoelectronics (NASDAQ: AAOI), a potential peer of EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ: EMKR), Finisar Corporation (NASDAQ: FNSR) and Oclaro Inc (NASDAQ: OCLR), is the most shorted stock on the NASDAQ with short interest of 62.65% according to Highshortnterest.com.

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