Q: The stock market seems to be reaching new record highs every day. Are there any stocks that still look cheap?
Corporate earnings have exhibited pretty impressive growth as a whole over the past few years, so the market’s performance is somewhat justified. However, many stocks do look to be rather expensive right now — particularly in the tech sector. Yet some bargains remain.
One of my favorite “cheap” stocks right now is AT&T (NYSE: T), even after shares popped following the company’s strong quarterly report. The telecom giant pays a dividend yielding more than 5% and is a Dividend Aristocrat, meaning that it has increased its dividend for more than 25 consecutive years.
Despite a low price-to-earnings multiple of just 13 times 2017’s expected earnings, AT&T has lots of room to grow, especially thanks to its purchase of DIRECTV and its pending acquisition of Time Warner, both of which should give it an advantage over the competition when it comes to bundling services and broadcasting content directly to smartphones and tablets.
Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Advance Auto Parts Inc(AAP)
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So here’s a disruptive move. Consider buying auto parts retailer Advance Auto Parts (AAP) , the weakest of the big three in the sector, which has 5,000-plus locations in the U.S. The other two players are O’Reilly Automotive, Inc. (ORLY) , the fastest-growing of the three, and AutoZone, Inc. (AZO) .
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The key issue to focus on is automotive group comparable sales, which can be seen in the chart below. I’ve also included the most directly applicable sales numbers for its peers,O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY), AutoZone, Inc (NYSE:AZO) and Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE:AAP). The disappointing sales performance of Advance Auto Parts is largely due to the effects of integrating a troublesome acquisition.
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3. Advance Auto Parts (NYSE: AAP)
A leader in the consumer auto parts space, Advance boasts over 5,200 stores, 100 Worldpac branches, and serves more than 1,300 independently owned CARQUEST branded shops.
Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Bank of the Ozarks(OZRK)
- [By Lisa Levin]
Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ: OZRK) reported better-than-expected earnings for its second quarter on Monday.
Bank of the Ozarks disclosed net income of $54.5 million for the second quarter compared to $44.8 million representing an increase of 21.7 percent. On a per share basis, earnings grew 17.6 percent to $0.60 from $0.51 in the year-ago quarter. This was higher by a penny from the Street analysts' expectations.
Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: Cooper Tire & Rubber Company(CTB)
- [By Matt Hogan]
Finbox.io fair value data (as of January 4) shows that there are only five US manufacturing stocks that have 25% or more margin of safety: Vera Bradley, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRA), Cooper Tire & Rubber Co (NYSE: CTB), Farmer Brothers Co. (NASDAQ: FARM), Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE: AGN) and Motorcar Parts of America, Inc. (NASDAQ: MPAA).
Top Low Price Stocks To Invest In 2018: ADTRAN Inc.(ADTN)
- [By Monica Gerson]
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 Thursday’s regular session.
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ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADTN) is projected to post its quarterly earnings at $0.08 per share on revenue of $141.07 million.
Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN) is estimated to post a quarterly loss at $0.35 per share on revenue of $156.10 million.