Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now

Value investing and GDP growth look primed for a turnaround; out-of-favor value stocks stand to benefit.
Department store operator Kohl's is also showing signs of a turnaround; management's willingness to try new initiatives appears to be bearing fruit.
With almost 30 percent upside and a steady dividend, Kohl's looks attractive ahead of earnings.

Turnaround Stories

For over 25 years, from 1979 to 2006, value investing outperformed growth strategies by earning a total return of 1646 percent to 1248 percent respectively. Over the last 12 years, however, growth has outpaced value: the total returns for the Russell Growth and Value indices were 223 percent and 118 percent respectively.

Of course, no one can predict exactly when the trend will flip again. However, there are several promising signs for value investors, as Barron's recently highlighted:

"The setup for value is certainly improving. Historically, value does better than growth when profits are accelerating, as they are now. Deregulation and tax cuts should boost sectors heavily represented in value indexes, like financials, industrials, and energy. The gap between the cheapest and priciest stocks has also widened since last year, providing an incentive for investors to look for cheaper options…"

Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Ballard Power Systems, Inc.(BLDP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of Ballard Power Systems Inc (NASDAQ:BLDP) jumped as much as 11.9% in trading Tuesday after the company announced the sale of some noncore assets. At 12:40 p.m. EDT, shares were still up 9.1% on the day.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    That may not be surprising to investors considering the massive Chinese market has lifted diverse sectors and industries in the last two decades, but China may prove critical to the success of struggling fuel cell stocks. Can Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP) and Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) capitalize on the opportunity in the East?

  • [By Scott Levine]

    Riding the wave of enthusiasm for alternative power, Plug Power (NASDAQ:PLUG) has made great strides in bringing its hydrogen-power solutions to the materials handling equipment market. Thanks, in part, to deals with the world’s largest retailers like Walmart and Amazon, Plug Power has grown its top line at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 21% over the past 10 years. This is no small feat considering that Ballard Power Systems (NASDAQ:BLDP), which is arguably Plug Power’s greatest fuel-cell competitor, has only grown its top line by an average of 8% annually over the same period.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

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Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: BancorpSouth, Inc.(BXS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Max Byerly]

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  • [By Max Byerly]

    Shares of Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) have received a consensus recommendation of “Hold” from the nine research firms that are currently covering the stock, Marketbeat reports. Eight equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and one has assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price objective among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $35.00.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Rhumbline Advisers increased its stake in shares of Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) by 56.4% during the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 299,547 shares of the bank’s stock after buying an additional 107,999 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers owned 0.33% of Bancorpsouth Bank worth $7,830,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) – FIG Partners increased their FY2019 earnings estimates for shares of Bancorpsouth Bank in a report released on Wednesday, March 6th. FIG Partners analyst J. Rodis now anticipates that the bank will post earnings of $2.41 per share for the year, up from their previous estimate of $2.40. FIG Partners also issued estimates for Bancorpsouth Bank’s Q4 2019 earnings at $0.64 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.56 EPS.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Bancorpsouth Bank (NYSE:BXS) – Equities researchers at Piper Jaffray Companies dropped their Q1 2019 earnings estimates for shares of Bancorpsouth Bank in a note issued to investors on Monday, January 28th. Piper Jaffray Companies analyst B. Rabatin now anticipates that the bank will post earnings per share of $0.56 for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.57. Piper Jaffray Companies also issued estimates for Bancorpsouth Bank’s Q2 2020 earnings at $0.62 EPS, Q4 2020 earnings at $0.66 EPS and FY2020 earnings at $2.53 EPS.

Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Neptune Technologies & Bioresources Inc(NEPT)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ:NEPT) jumped as much as 20.4% today after the marijuana extracts specialist issued a press release reminding investors that it will change its name to Neptune Wellness Solutions on Friday. As it turns out, today was a great day to be at the top of the industry’s news cycle.

  • [By William Romov]

    …or take a chance at 207% returns in just 49 days with penny stocks like Neptune Technologies & Bioressources Inc. (Nasdaq: NEPT)…

    …these online discount brokers will allow you to do both.

  • [By Maxx Chatsko]

    Shares of Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ:NEPT) gained nearly 24% today after the company announced a new multiyear agreement with Canopy Growth (NYSE:CGC). The tiny technology company will supply cannabis extract products to complement the industry leader’s existing capabilities. Further information wasn’t disclosed. 

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    The stock market got off to a slow start to the week on Monday, with major benchmarks mostly falling. As we’ve seen repeatedly in recent months, trade concerns were at the top of the list for nervous investors, and it’s unclear to many whether the tactics that the Trump administration is using are meant to be mere negotiating levers or permanent measures with the intent of evening the playing field for international commerce. Regardless, some individual stocks had good showings despite the market’s choppiness. Bed Bath & Beyond (NASDAQ:BBBY), Frontier Communications (NASDAQ:FTR), and Neptune Technologies & Bioressources (NASDAQ:NEPT) were among the best performers on the day. Here’s why they did so well.

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