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Some stocks are expensive but work out well anyway due to exciting earnings growth. Other times the best way to make money is to simply buy shares which are temporarily undervalued due to unimpressive current results.
Israeli-based Teva Pharmaceutical (NASDAQ:TEVA) falls into the second category. Profits from continuing operations have been flattish over the past half-decade. EPS weighed in at $4.98 in 2011 and are expected to finish this year at around $5.16.
A large cash and stock purchase of Allergan’s (NYSE:AGN) generic drug business was completed in August. We think the greater than $40 billion price tag might prove to be a long-term bargain. AGN’s generic business should start bumping up TEVA’s earnings as early as next year, with an eventual annual cost savings of around $1.4 billion per year.
Consensus views for 2017 now center on $5.74 which would be an all-time record. At TEVA’s current quote around $38.95, the shares appear quite cheap, at less than 6.8x next year’s projection. At $38.95 the firm’s 34-cent quarterly dividend provides 3.6% in current yield.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: Zions Bancorporation(ZION)
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This Utah-based bank is out with its results on April 23. And ahead of this all-important date, top Vining Sparks analyst Marty Mosby has upgraded Zions (ZION) from ‘Buy’ to ‘Strong Buy.’ He writes” “We believe that Zions should be able to generate stronger revenue per share growth than the market currently anticipates, as it should benefit from both rising interest rates and their respective strategic initiatives.”
Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC)
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The S&P 500 stock posting the largest daily percentage loss ahead of the close Friday was The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE: PNC) which traded down about 4% at $145.63. The stocks 52-week range is $115.45 to $163.59. Volume was over 4 million compared to the daily average volume of 2.3 million.
- [By Garrett Baldwin]
Earnings season will kick into high gear today with the release of multiple reports from three of the nation’s top financial institutions. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), Wells Fargo & Co.(NYSE: WFC), and Citigroup Inc. (NYSE: C) will all be in the spotlight today. U.S. President Donald Trump could be shaking up trade policy. However, it isn’t NAFTA or tariffs with China that are headlining the story. According to reports, Trump has requested his advisors explore American reentry into the Transpacific Partnership (TPP). President Trump pulled the United States out of TPP shortly following his inauguration. The recommendation comes after lawmakers from ag-producing states discussed the impact of leaving the deal with the administration. The decision to reenter the TPP would be very valuable to states that produce the bulk of U.S. wheat given that it would allow exporters to avoid tariffs of $65 per tonne to Japan, which is the largest export market for American wheat. Leading nations of the pact, such as Japan and Australia, reacted coolly to the president’s pivot but did not rule out the possibility of American reentry. Facebook Inc. (Nasdaq: FB) is still in focus across the financial world. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before Congress two times this week to address his firm’s ongoing data scandal involving consulting firm Cambridge Analytica. Congress’ failure to understand how the Internet works and Facebook’s business model was on full display, but Zuckerberg was able to maintain his composure as he answered questions over the two-day period.
Stocks to Watch Today: JPM, WFC, C
Shares of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM) are in focus as the bank prepares to report Q1 earnings before the bell. JPM stock added 1.1% despite falling short of profit expectations. Wall Street anticipated that the firm would report earnings per share (EPS) of $2.28 on top of $27.53 billion in revenue. The firm reported EPS of $2.26; however, it reported
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PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE: PNC) also is set to release its most recent quarterly results Friday morning. The consensus forecast calls for $2.28 in EPS on $4.18 billion in revenue. Shares ended last week at $144.78. The consensus price target is $150.00, and the 52-week range is $113.66 to $147.28.
Top Undervalued Stocks To Own Right Now: PRA Group, Inc.(PRAA)
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PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) was upgraded by equities researchers at BidaskClub from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report released on Monday.
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Like many businesses, debt collection is a cyclical industry, and as a major player in that industry, PRA Group (NASDAQ:PRAA) is subject to the ups and downs of the economy. During good times, there aren’t as many nonperforming loans for PRA Group to collect on. Only when times get tough do default rates move higher, spurring many creditors to turn their collections over to PRA.