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A Trio of Potential Value Opportunities

GuruFocus.com
·3 min read

Investors seeking value opportunities may want to have a look at the following securities, as they each have a price-earnings ratios below 20. Furthermore, they have a consistent history of earnings and sales generation, having grown their top and bottom lines over the past five years without incurring net losses.

Wall Street sell-side analysts have also issued positive recommendation ratings of hold to overweight for these stocks.


DTE Energy Co

The first stock that has the above-listed criteria is DTE Energy Co (NYSE:DTE).

The Detroit, Michigan-based distributor of electricity in southeastern Michigan saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share grow by 3% and its trailing 12-month earnings per share without non-recurring items grow by 7.7% over the past five years. The price-earnings ratio (17.2 as of Tuesday) has slightly fallen over the observed years.

The stock traded at a price of $108.34 per share at close on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $20.86 billion and a dividend yield of 3.59%.

GuruFocus assigned the company a low financial strength rating of 3 out of 10 but a high profitability rating of 8 out of 10.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend an overweight rating for this stock and have set an average target price of $125.60 per share.

Capitol Federal Financial Inc

The second stock that has the above-listed criteria is Capitol Federal Financial Inc (NASDAQ:CFFN).

The Topeka, Kansas-based regional bank saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share rise by 2.7% and its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI rise by nearly 5% over the past five years. The price-earnings ratio (17.69 as of Tuesday) slightly decreased over the period in question.

The stock traded at a price of $11.85 per share at close on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $1.68 billion and a dividend yield of 2.88%.

GuruFocus assigned a low score of 2 out of 10 to the company's financial strength and a moderate score of 4 out of 10 to its profitability.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend an overweight rating for this stock and have established an average price target of $13.33 per share.

Hurco Companies Inc

The third stock that has the above-listed criteria is Hurco Companies Inc (NASDAQ:HURC).

The Indianapolis-based manufacturer and worldwide seller of computerized machine tools for the metal cutting industry saw its trailing 12-month revenue per share increase by 4.6% and its trailing 12-month EPS without NRI increase by 4.1% over the past five years. The price-earnings ratio (19.52 as of Tuesday) declined by 0.8% over the period in question.

The stock traded at a price of $28.30 per share at close on Tuesday for a market capitalization of $192.53 million and a dividend yield of 1.72%.

GuruFocus assigned the company a very high rating of 9 out of 10 for its financial strength and a rating of 7 out of 10 for its profitability.

Wall Street sell-side analysts recommend holding the stock and have established an average target price of $38 per share.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any security mentioned.

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