Our Long Idea reports aim to identify those firms that the market has overlooked and that, when analyzed beyond standard metrics, are significantly undervalued. These hidden gems provide excellent upside potential to any portfolio, with little downside risk.
In addition to individual Long Ideas, we provide Model Portfolios that provide well-screened lists of companies based on specific criteria such as return on invested capital (ROIC) or dividend yield. In 2016, we added two new Model Portfolios, Exec Comp Aligned With ROIC and Safest Dividend Yields, to go along with our longstanding Most Attractive & Most Dangerous Stocks Model Portfolio, which has a long history of outperformance.
Below presents the Long Idea highlights of 2016 and the performance of our new Model Portfolios.
Long Idea Highlights
It pays to read our Long Idea reports. In 2016, 10 out of our 15 Long Idea stock and mutual fund picks saw positive returns and 13 stocks outperformed the market (S&P 500). All told, the Long Idea stocks averaged a 9.9% return in 2016, which was slightly more than the S&P 500’s return of nearly 9.5%, thereby outperforming as a long portfolio. Some of the top picks can be seen in Figure 1 below.
Top Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: EnSync, Inc.(ESNC)
Top Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: eHealth Inc.(EHTH)
- [By Lisa Levin]
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) was down, falling around 32 percent to $9.53. eHealth reported a Q2 net loss of $0.5 million, versus a year-ago net income of $5.8 million. The company also reported weak quarterly revenue.
Top Performing Stocks To Buy Right Now: Celestica, Inc.(CLS)
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of small cap Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newsletter suggestion as the next breakout stock, andmid cap Flextronics International being bigger winners compared with the also good performance of mid cap Jabil Circuit, Inc (NYSE: JBL) and small cap Celestica Inc (NYSE: CLS):
- [By Peter Graham]
A long term performance chart shows shares of mid caps Jabil Circuit and Flextronics International Ltd (NASDAQ: FLEX) along with small capCelestica Inc (NYSE: CLS) and Sanmina Corp (NASDAQ: SANM), a previous Elite Opportunity Pro (EOP) newslettersuggestion as the next breakout stock, all performing well recently as the tech stocks they supply outperform:
Bob Doll’s 10 Predictions for 2017
FINRAs Top 5 Exam Priorities for 2017
Deborah Fox: New Credit Crisis Is Brewing
Rep. Joe Wilson, a member of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, introduced a bill Friday to delay the implementation of the Department of Labor’s fiduciary rule by two years.
Labor’s “fiduciary rule is one of the most costly, burdensome regulations to come from the Obama administration,” Wilson, R-S.C., said in a statement introducing the bill. “Rather than making retirement advice and financial stability more accessible for American families, they have disrupted the client-fiduciary relationship, increased costs and limited access.”
NAFA Executive Director Chip Anderson told NAFA members in a recent email that the annuity group “disagrees and is deeply disappointed” in the D.C. Circuit’s order denying NAFA’s request for an injunction pending appeal. “The court gave no real rationale for its decision. We are exploring all opportunities for further judicial review and look forward to a full briefing on the merits.”
stock value: BlackLine, Inc. (BL)
- [By Danny Vena]
The month-end close process is among the most time-consuming and intensive hurdles accountants face each and every month. Ensuring that transactions are recorded in the proper period, reconciliations are completed, and recurring entries are posted often requires long hours and late nights. The process can be fraught with the potential for errors, discrepancies, and inefficiency. BlackLine, Inc. (NASDAQ:BL) seeks to change all that by bringing automation to the process.
- [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]
For the details of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Silver+Lake+Group%2C+L.L.C.
These are the top 5 holdings of Silver Lake Group, L.L.C.GoDaddy Inc (GDDY) – 21,678,180 shares, 28.11% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 31.86%Sabre Corp (SABR) – 30,019,094 shares, 19.98% of the total portfolio. BlackLine Inc (BL) – 15,193,571 shares, 16.6% of the total portfolio. Shares reduced by 20.84%Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (BABA) – 3,587,218 shares, 15.45% of the total portfolio. Broadcom Ltd (AVGO) – 1,618,567 shares, 11.53% of the total portfolio.
stock value: GenMark Diagnostics, Inc.(GNMK)
stock value: Key Tronic Corporation(KTCC)
stock value: Diamond Hill Investment Group Inc.(DHIL)
stock value: Basilea Pharmaceutica Ltd. (BPMUF)
- [By SEEKINGALPHA.COM]
Leuven, Belgium-based Tigenix (OTC:TGXSF) filed to go public in the U.S. in late 2015, only to become entangled with Bavarian Nordic (OTC:BVNKF) and Basilea Pharmaceutica (OTC:BPMUF) as the European drugmakers pulled back from NASDAQ. Tigenix subsequently increased its bank account following a 23.75 million placement in Belgium, and added an additional 25 million via a relationship with Takeda, before coming back to Wall Street in October 2016 with a revamped slate of underwriters.
stock value: EnSync, Inc.(ESNC)
Apple stock is undervalued as the company is moving to a mature one. Is the Market missing something here?
Apple Inc.(NSDQ:AAPL)is the largest company in terms of market capitalization, but AAPL stock is also the cheapest among the top technology stocks in terms of price multiples. After dropping sharply during the first half of the year Apple recovered nicely during the second half, thanks to the iPhone 7 launch and a favorable response from the industry. But despite the recovery, Apple is still trading at less than 15 times earnings and 3 times sales.
Why is this, and does it present an upside to investors looking to increase their positions?
Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: Washington Federal, Inc.(WAFD)
- [By Shanthi Rexaline]
The six companies that met the criterion are:
Oshkosh Corp (NYSE: OSK). Phillips 66 (NYSE: PSX). SpartanNash Co (NASDAQ: SPTN). Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE: SU). Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ: WAFD). Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS).
Oshkosh is a manufacturer of specialty vehicles and vehicle bodies and is based in Wisconsin. The company operates under four business segments, namely access equipment, defense, fire and emergency, and commercial.
Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: EnSync, Inc.(ESNC)
Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: GlobalSCAPE, Inc.(GSB)
- [By Jim Robertson]
On Wednesday, our Under the Radar Moversnewsletter suggested going long on small cap sofware stockGlobalSCAPE, Inc (NYSEMKT: GSB):
As for Globalscape, this one’s a little more straightforward, and obvious. GSB shares pushed up and off of their 200-day moving average line last week, and are making higher highs this week. What you can’t see on the chart is how this has been a pretty reliable pattern for Globalscape for years now. The upper edge of the rising trading range is nearing $6.00, though it would take some time to get there.
Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: Plains All American Pipeline L.P.(PAA)
- [By Dustin Parrett]
We think Plains All American Pipeline L.P. (NYSE: PAA) is one of the best oil stocks to buy this year. In fact, we see a scenario where PAA stock could jump 20% in 2017.
- [By Matthew DiLallo]
One of the largest projects is the Saddlehorn Pipeline, which Magellan is building with Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE:PAA) and Anadarko Petroleum (NYSE:APC). Both Plains All American Pipeline and Magellan own 40% of the project, which puts their total investment at $230 million apiece. They expect the project to be fully operational early next year, which is noteworthy given its robust first-year economics. Magellan estimates that it will earn eight times EBITDA on the capital deployed, or roughly $28.8 million in annual EBITDA apiece for Magellan and Plains All American Pipeline on their investment.
- [By Dustin Parrett]
Plains All American Pipeline (NYSE: PAA) controls 4 million barrels of crude oil and natural gas a day.
And with higher oil prices and fewer restrictions leading to more drilling, PAA’s pipelines will be in demand in 2017.
Hot Undervalued Stocks To Buy For 2018: SPDR S&P MidCap 400 ETF (MDY)
- [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]
For the details of Cougar Global Investments Ltd’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=Cougar+Global+Investments+Ltd
These are the top 5 holdings of Cougar Global Investments LtdSPDR MidCap Trust Series I (MDY) – 134,036 shares, 37.74% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 9.81%SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) – 150,252 shares, 31.92% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 359.35%iShares Core S&P Small-Cap (IJR) – 374,523 shares, 23.35% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 283.37%iShares MBS (MBB) – 37,334 shares, 3.59% of the total portfolio. Shares added by 109.88%iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond (AGG) – 34,781 shares, 3.4% of the
- [By WWW.GURUFOCUS.COM]
For the details of REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA’s stock buys and sells, go to www.gurufocus.com/StockBuy.php?GuruName=REGENTS+OF+THE+UNIVERSITY+OF+CALIFORNIA
These are the top 5 holdings of REGENTS OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIAiShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF (EMB) – 229,390 shares, 55.6% of the total portfolio. New PositionThe Estee Lauder Companies Inc (EL) – 33,400 shares, 7.5% of the total portfolio. Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM) – 33,600 shares, 5.74% of the total portfolio. SPDR MidCap Trust Series I (MDY) – 5,600 shares, 3.8% of the total portfolio. New PositionAir Products & Chemicals Inc (APD) – 10,200 shares, 3.21% of the total portfolio. New Purch
I have a well-deserved reputation as a cheapskate. I brown bag my lunches most days, keep my thermostat at 79 degrees, and — if my wife doesn’t intervene — I’ll generally wear my clothes until they’re moth-eaten and threadbare. I’m good with that. As Benjamin Franklin said, a penny saved is a penny earned.
Perhaps not shockingly, I take the same approach in my investing. I like cheap stocks and, specifically, cheap dividend stocks. I like getting paid in cold, hard cash, after all.
Best Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2018: EnSync, Inc.(ESNC)
Best Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Emerald Health Therapeutics, Inc. (TBQBF)
- [By Javier Hasse]
Emerald Health Therapeutics Inc (OTC: TBQBF) raised C$13.8 million ($10.5 million) under a bought deal financing.
“The money will be primarily used for facility expansion."
The Green Solution received a $7.5 million loan facility from iAnthus Capital Holdings Inc (OTC: ITHUF).
Best Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Synutra International, Inc.(SYUT)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ: SYUT) shares were also up, gaining 17 percent to $5.28 after the company disclosed that it has entered into a definitive merger agreement for "going private" transaction.