Multi-Color (LABL) is making a bad habit of posting noisy quarterly results that lead to substantial volatility in the share price. The problems are largely margin-related and have reached a level where they’re overriding surprisingly strong organic growth trends in the business, and it is getting harder to believe this issue is going to resolve as the company has the not inconsiderable job of integrating a major acquisition that has a lot of different moving parts.
I had mixed feelings about the Constantia deal when it was announced and I still do – while expanding the business in Europe makes sense, I have concerns about the greater exposure to lower-margin, more commodity-like business. I would have preferred to see Multi-Color acquire more capabilities in higher-margin businesses like healthcare, but that could still come.
The “operating inefficiencies” cited by management and the more erratic margin performance has widened my fair value range on the shares, but I do believe the shares are still undervalued. Multi-Color really needs to post a few good, boring quarters and restore confidence that this combination is a real value-creating event for shareholders.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: American States Water Company(AWR)
- [By Reuben Gregg Brewer]
American States Water Company (NYSE:AWR) has increased its dividend each and every year for 63 consecutive years. That’s a feat unmatched by its water utility rivals, and most other companies for that matter. But that incredible run of dividend hikes doesn’t mean that American States is a good investment. Here’s the background you need in order to make a better call here.
- [By Neha Chamaria]
Contrary to what many believe, it’s easier to find stocks to invest in when you’re in your 60s. That’s because your choices narrow down significantly as you filter out young, aggressive companies that typically carry higher risk. As you near retirement, you need a portfolio choc-a-block with mature, established businesses that have a visible growth path and preferably offer solid dividends to supplement your income. Three interesting stocks that fit the bill are American States Water (NYSE:AWR), A.O. Smith (NYSE:AOS), and Realty Income (NYSE:O).
- [By Stephan Byrd]
AWARE (CURRENCY:AWR) traded 3.3% lower against the U.S. dollar during the 24-hour period ending at 9:00 AM E.T. on June 5th. During the last week, AWARE has traded down 0.7% against the U.S. dollar. One AWARE token can now be bought for about $0.0294 or 0.00000396 BTC on major cryptocurrency exchanges including BigONE, Bibox and Allcoin. AWARE has a total market cap of $0.00 and $1.37 million worth of AWARE was traded on exchanges in the last 24 hours.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Student Transportation Inc(STB)
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One of the main goals of my premium newsletter High-Yield Investing is stability. I like industries that don’t go through unpredictable hot and cold cycles. Student Transportation (NYSE: STB) is a textbook example.
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That was certainly the case with Student Transportation (NYSE: STB). My former High-Yield Investing holding was trading at $6.00 per share at the closing bell on February 27. The next morning, it opened near $7.50 following a surprise takeover offer from a privately held Canadian company — giving us a nice 25% gain overnight.
- [By Logan Wallace]
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- [By Logan Wallace]
Student Transportation Inc. (NASDAQ:STB) (TSE:STB) has been given an average rating of “Hold” by the eight brokerages that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month target price among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $7.20.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: Raytheon Company(RTN)
- [By Logan Wallace]
Wesbanco Bank Inc. grew its holdings in Raytheon (NYSE:RTN) by 118.2% in the 1st quarter, HoldingsChannel.com reports. The firm owned 76,704 shares of the aerospace company’s stock after purchasing an additional 41,556 shares during the quarter. Wesbanco Bank Inc.’s holdings in Raytheon were worth $16,555,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
- [By Lisa Levin] Companies Reporting Before The Bell
General Motors Company (NYSE: GM) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.24 per share on revenue of $34.66 billion.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $5.24 billion.
United Parcel Service, Inc. (NYSE: UPS) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.55 per share on revenue of $16.44 billion.
Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.74 per share on revenue of $7.91 billion.
ConocoPhillips (NYSE: COP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $8.81 billion.
PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE: PEP) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.93 per share on revenue of $12.4 billion.
American Airlines Group Inc. (NASDAQ: AAL) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.72 per share on revenue of $10.42 billion.
Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.74 per share on revenue of $5.01 billion.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (NYSE: FCAU) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $0.8 per share on revenue of $34.52 billion.
Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $1.66 per share on revenue of $5.38 billion.
D.R. Horton, Inc. (NYSE: DHI) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $0.85 per share on revenue of $3.76 billion.
The Hershey Company (NYSE: HSY) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $1.4 per share on revenue of $1.94 billion.
Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) is expected to report quarterly earnings at $1.56 per share on revenue of $2.94 billion.
Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE: MO) is projected to report quarterly earnings at $0.92 per share on revenue of $4.63 billion.
Shire plc (NASDAQ: SHPG) is estimated to report quarterly earnings at $3.54 per share on revenue of $3.72 billion.
Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE: OSK) is projected to report quarter
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And it’s not like there aren’t plenty of catalysts in the wind that could derail the whole thing. For one, there are plenty of big earnings reports this morning that could mess things up, especially in some currently out-of-favor sectors like staples (MO, HSY) and defense (RTN).
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: First Capital Bancorp Inc.(VA)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows JetBlue Airways Corporation giving a good performance thats still not as good as that of large cap Southwest Airlines Co (NYSE: LUV) while the performance ofAlaska Air Group, Inc (NYSE: ALK), which has acquired Virgin America Inc (NASDAQ: VA), seems to have slipped recently:
- [By Logan Wallace]
News headlines about Virgin America (NASDAQ:VA) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Virgin America earned a news impact score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the transportation company an impact score of 45.3779505917989 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Top 5 Undervalued Stocks To Watch For 2019: EPAM Systems, Inc.(EPAM)
- [By Ethan Ryder]
These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
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33 Top US Companies Short-Listed in 10 categories for USA-Europe Shared Services Awards, June 20th, New York (benzinga.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges’ Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices … (globenewswire.com) Alexion SmartPanel Developed in Partnership With EPAM Wins Judges Prize in the 2018 Bio-IT World Best Practices Awards (finance.yahoo.com) Financial Review: NTT DATA Corp/ADR (NTDTY) and EPAM Systems (EPAM) (americanbankingnews.com) What is RPA? A revolution in business process automation (computerworld.com.au)
A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $132.00 price objective on the stock in a research note on Monday, April 23rd. Needham & Company LLC lifted their price objective on EPAM Systems to $130.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price objective (up from $105.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Friday, February 16th. ValuEngine raised EPAM Systems from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed an “overweight” rating and issued a $132.00 price objective (up from $123.00) on shares of EPAM Systems in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $125.25.
- [By Logan Wallace]
Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. increased its position in EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) by 4.1% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 360,326 shares of the information technology services provider’s stock after purchasing an additional 14,329 shares during the quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in EPAM Systems were worth $41,265,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission.
- [By Dan Caplinger]
Constant advances in technology require companies of all sizes to make efforts to keep up and take maximum advantage of new capabilities before competitors do. That puts companies like EPAM Systems (NYSE:EPAM) in a great position, because the resulting demand for IT services is constant and growing. EPAM did a good job of fulfilling its potential for strong growth in 2017, and the IT services specialist has high hopes that 2018 will bring even more gains.