Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018

My Top Pick for speculators for the coming year is a biotech company, explains leading growth and income stock specialist Crista Huff, editor of Cabot Undervalued Stocks Advisor.

Vertex Pharmaceuticals (VRTX) is prominent for its world-leading treatments for cystic fibrosis. Vertex is expected to outperform its peers in earnings growth through 2020.

Vertex is expected to report earnings per share of $2.27 in 2017 (December year-end), reflecting 195% earnings growth. This aggressive growth stock has a 2017 price/earnings ratio of 34.

As you know, pharmaceutical stocks got left behind in investors’ post-election race to own financial and basic industry stocks.

But the benefit of sector rotations is that we get to buy shares of healthy, growing companies while their prices are low.

In December, the company announced that it had come to a pricing and reimbursement agreement with Germany on Orkambi, a Vertex treatment for cystic fibrosis. This is bullish news.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Suncor Energy Inc.(SU)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    In Canada, for example, the company and its partners Royal Dutch Shell (NYSE:RDS-A)(NYSE:RDS-B) and Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU) came up dry in their initial exploration attempts in the Shelburne Basin offshore Nova Scotia. The first noncommercial well forced Suncor Energy to write off 105 million Canadian dollars ($78.7 million) for its 20% stake in the well. Meanwhile, ConocoPhillips recorded a total of $187 million of dry hole expenses in Canada last year after it wrote off two wells.

  • [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.

  • [By Brian Feroldi, Chuck Saletta, Tyler Crowe, Jason Hall, and Jordan Wathen]

    With that in mind, we asked a team of Fools each to highlight a stock that a billionaire investor has been selling recently. Read on to see why they chose Cheniere Energy (NYSEMKT:LNG), Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), Suncor Energy (NYSE:SU), MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG), and Extended Stay America (NYSE:STAY).

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Fossil Inc.(FOSL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shah Gilani]

    That’s amazingly close to the definition I’d give the once-trendy watch and accessories purveyor turned dinosaur crap retailer, Fossil Group Inc.(Nasdaq: FOSL).

  • [By Demitrios Kalogeropoulos]

    As for individual stocks, NVIDIA (NASDAQ:NVDA) and Fossil Group(NASDAQ:FOSL) attracted heavy investor interest following their quarterly earnings reports.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Fossil Group Inc. (NASDAQ: FOSL) dropped nearly 25% Wednesday to post a new 52-week low of $13.65 after closing at $18.15 on Tuesday. The stock’s 52-week high is $36.87. Volume was more than 5 times the daily average of around 1.9 million shares. The company missed analysts’ expectations bigly this morning.


    Fossil is in deep trouble: As mentioned earlier in the week, Fossil (FOSL) came out with more big plans for the smartwatch market at Basel World. Unfortunately, as TheStreet reported, the company is fighting an uphill battle with Apple and could be in big trouble. 

  • [By Nicholas Rossolillo]

    Wearable devices are quickly becoming mainstream technology, with smartwatches and fitness trackers leading the way. You’d never know that based on the performance of traditional watchmaker Fossil Group (NASDAQ:FOSL) as the company is struggling to adapt to the changing times.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: PetMed Express, Inc.(PETS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Monday afternoon, the non-cyclical consumer goods & services shares surged 0.22 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS), up 20 percent, and Kroger Co (NYSE: KR), up 3 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin] Gainers
    Aimmune Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ: AIMT) shares jumped 35 percent to $34.64 in response to failed DBVT peanut allergy trial.
    Exactech, Inc. (NASDAQ: EXAC) shares surged 30.9 percent to $41.88 after the company agreed to be acquired by TPG Capital for $42 per share in cash.
    Dextera Surgical Inc (NASDAQ: DXTR) shares climbed 27.6 percent to $0.238 after surging 40.48 percent on Friday.
    Petmed Express Inc (NASDAQ: PETS) jumped 21.8 percent to $44.73 as the company reported better-than-expected Q2 results.
    SenesTech Inc (NASDAQ: SNES) shares surged 21.7 percent to $1.95 after the company disclosed that Univar will be marketing and selling ContraPest.
    Yulong Eco-Materials Ltd (NASDAQ: YECO) shares gained 18.3 percent to $0.560.
    One Horizon Group Inc (NASDAQ: OHGI) shares rose 18 percent to $1.18.
    Atossa Genetics Inc (NASDAQ: ATOS) shares climbed 18 percent to $0.566. Atossa Genetics is schedule to host a conference call to announce preliminary results from Phase 1 study of oral Endoxifen on October 25, 2017.
    ReneSola Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE: SOL) shares rose 15.3 percent to $2.72
    Renren Inc (NYSE: RENN) shares gained 11.9 percent to $10.71 after gaining 2.68 percent on Friday.
    Kalvista Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ: KALV) shares rose 11.8 percent to $12.59. KalVista Pharma 13D filing from Longwood Fund showed registration for an 8.7 percent stake.
    Xunlei Ltd (NASDAQ: XNET) shares gained 9.4 percent to $7.20 after surging 25.33 percent on Friday.
    VF Corp (NYSE: VFC) shares surged 7.1 percent to $71.09 after the company reported upbeat earnings for its third quarter and raised its FY2017 guidance.
    CAI International Inc (NYSE: CAI) rose 6.6 percent to $39.70. Cowen & Co. upgraded CAI from Market Perform to Outperform.
    Agenus Inc (NASDAQ: AGEN) shares gained 5.7 percent to $4.58 as the company disclosed that GSK's shingle vaccine received FDA approval.
    Deltic Timber Corp (NYSE: DEL) shares climbed 5.6 percent to $94.11
  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Blue Buffalo Pet Products roughly back up to its IPO close for retail investors while fresh pet food peer Freshpet Inc (NASDAQ: FRPT) isstill below IPO levels and pet stocksCentral Garden & Pet Co (NASDAQ: CENT) andPetmed Express (NASDAQ: PETS) have been much stronger performers in the pet sector after PetSmart (NASDAQ: PETM) was acquired by a private equity group:

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: NETGEAR, Inc.(NTGR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Steve Symington]

    Shares ofNetgear(NASDAQ:NTGR)climbed 30% in 2016,according to data from S&P Global Market Intelligence, as the networking hardware specialist repeatedly exceeded quarterly expectations.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Allied World Assurance Company Holdings, AG(AWH)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Here is the list of stocks going ex-dividend on Friday.

    Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE: PLOW) – $0.2350 dividend, 2.9183 percent yield
    Tiffany & Co. (NYSE: TIF) – $0.4500 dividend, 2.6758 percent yield
    PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM) – $0.0900 dividend, 1.7078 percent yield
    Leidos Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: LDOS) – $0.3200 dividend, 3.0851 percent yield
    Tupperware Brands Corporation (NYSE: TUP) – $0.6800 dividend, 4.1756 percent yield
    Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE: HPP) – $0.2000 dividend, 2.36

  • [By Elizabeth Balboa]

    The insurance firms of Allied World Assurance Company Hldgs Ltd (NYSE: AWH) and Fairfax Financial extended the offering period for purchase of outstanding Allied World shares from June 30 to July 5.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: American Capital, Ltd.(ACAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACAS) shares rose 5.63 percent to $16.50 in the pre-market trading session as Ares Capital Corporation (NASDAQ: ARCC) reported the purchase of American Capital at $3.4 billion in cash and stock.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp.(SNTA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Synta Pharmaceuticals Corp. (NASDAQ: SNTA) shares were also up, gaining 61 percent to $0.393. Synta Pharmaceuticals announced plans to merge with privately-held Madrigal Pharmaceuticals.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Management is guiding FY18 SSS up low single digits (each quarter), in-line with consensus, and EPS in the range of $1.12-$1.23, including +6c from a 53rd week, below our pre-release estimate of $1.41 and consensus of $1.46. With footwear, especially basketball, and softgoods under pressure and its banners (mall-based stores and Macy’s (M) in-store shops) ostensibly feeling stepped up competition from peers Foot Locker (FL), Dick’s Sporting Goods (DKS) and brand DTC options, we view guidance as aggressive. Recall that FINL was pricing NKE cheaper than intra-quarter (Cowen Footwear Tracker). March SSS improved somewhat from Feb.’s -15.5% but did not regain all of the planned tax refund business. We are lowering our FY18 EPS to $1.13 from $1.41 and FY19 EPS to $1.25 from $1.59.


    As we’ve seen this quarter, there are retailers that are thriving in an e-commerce world, mainly TJX Stores (TJX) , Foot Locker (FL) , Ulta (ULTA) and Burlington Stores (BURL) . But for the department stores like Nordstrom and rival Macy’s (M) , there may be no way to change the tide. 

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) posted stronger-than-expected results for its third quarter.

    Foot Locker posted quarterly adjusted earnings of $0.87 per share on revenue of $1.87 billion. However, analysts were expecting earnings of $0.80 per share on revenue of $1.83 billion. Its same-store sales fell 3.7 percent during the quarter.

  • [By Chris Lange]

    The stock posting the largest daily percentage gain in the S&P 500 ahead of the close Friday was Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) which rose about 28% to $40.89. The stocks 52-week range is $28.42 to $79.43. Volume was roughly 30 million compared to its average volume of 4.8 million.


    Foot Locker (FL) is a mall retailer for athletic footwear and apparel. And shares of Foot Locker are in bull market territory, 37% above the June 27 low. The stock is also nearly in correction territory, at 9.7% below its all-time high.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) reported better-than-expected earnings for its third quarter on Friday.

    Foot Locker posted quarterly EPS of $1.13, beating analysts’ estimates by three cents per share. Its revenue of $1.89 billion was in-line with estimates.

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: Spark Networks, Inc.(LOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    Small cap dating site stock Match Group Inc (NASDAQ: MTCH), which was spun off from media and Internet stock IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ: IAC) and is a peer or remaining dating stock Spark Networks Inc (NYSEMKT: LOV), is the eight most shorted stock on theNASDAQ with short interest of 43.96% according to

Top 10 Undervalued Stocks To Own For 2018: ANSYS, Inc.(ANSS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Benzinga's newsdesk monitors options activity to notice unusual patterns. These large volume (and often out of the money) trades were initially published intraday in Benzinga Professional . These trades were placed during Wednesday's regular session.

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