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Undervalued Stocks With Positive Performances

- By Tiziano Frateschi

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above the current price. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have a positive performance over the past 12 months


Manhattan Bridge Capital Inc. (LOAN) is trading around $6.3 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $9.50 so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 33%. Twelve weeks back the stock started its positive upward trend, and it now registers a positive performance of 5.8%.

Manhattan Bridge Capital offers short-term, secured, nonbanking loans to real estate investors (also known as hard money) to fund their acquisition and construction of properties located in the New York metropolitan area.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings (P/E) ratio of 16.58, which is lower than 54% of companies in the Global Credit Services industry. The price is currently 17.65% below its 52-week high and 60.71% above its 52-week low. The price-sales (P/S) ratio is 9.93.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 1.28% of outstanding shares.

Goldfield Corp. (GV) is trading around $6.35 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $10.61 so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 40%. Twelve weeks back the stock started its positive upward trend, and it now records a positive performance of 139.6%. It has a Piotroski F-Score of 8, indicating a healthy situation.

Goldfield through subsidiaries is engaged in the construction and maintenance of electric utility facilities and the installation of fiber optic cable for fiber optic cable manufacturers, telecommunication companies and electric utilities.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 12.70, which is higher than 58% of companies in the Global Engineering & Construction industry. The price is currently 14.19% below its 52-week high and 461.95% above its 52-week low. The P/S ratio is 1.21.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 4.2% of outstanding shares.

MagicJack VocalTec Ltd. (CALL) is trading around $7.25 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $12.22 so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 42%. Twelve weeks back the stock started its positive upward trend, and it now records a positive performance of 16%. It has a Piotroski F-Score of 7, indicating a healthy situation with no debt.

MagicJack VocalTec provides cloud based communication services. The company's service include VoIP services including magicJack, magicJack Go and magicJack Plus.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 10.72, which is higher than 75% of companies in the Global Telecom Services industry. The price is currently 16.95% below its 52-week high and 37.57% above its 52-week low. The P/S ratio is 1.19.

Jana Partners (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 4.9% of outstanding shares followed by Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.13% and Charles Brandes (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Star Gas Partners LP (SGU) is trading around $11 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $12.88 so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 17%. Twelve weeks back the stock started its positive upward trend, and it now records a positive performance of 16% with two positive signals, the Piotroski F-Score of 8 indicating a healthy situation and an expanding operating margin.

Star Gas Partners is a home heating oil and propane distributor and services provider. It provides services to residential and commercial customers to heat its homes and buildings.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 16.36, which is higher than 77% of companies in the Global Oil & Gas Midstream industry. The price is currently 3.78% below its 52-week high and 50.76% above its 52-week low. The P/S ratio is 0.54.

Simons is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 0.12% of outstanding shares.

Trecora Resources (TREC) is trading around $12.25 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $14.99 so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 14%. Twelve weeks back the stock started its positive upward trend, and it now records a positive performance of 20.2%. It has one positive signal, the expanding operating margin.

Trecora Resources is engaged in the manufacturing of various specialty petrochemical products.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 14.59, which is higher than 64% of companies in the Global Chemicals industry. The price is currently 17.23% below its 52-week high and 49.94% above its 52-week low. The P/S ratio is 1.41.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 2.28% of outstanding shares followed by Simons with 0.9%.

Evolution Petroleum Corp. (EPM) is trading around $8.5 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $16.50 so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 50%. Twelve weeks back the stock started its positive upward trend, and it now records a positive performance of 13%. Even for Evolution Petroleum the operating margin is expanding.

It is a petroleum company engaged in the acquisition, exploitation and development of properties for the production of crude oil and natural gas in U.S.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 12.87, which is lower than 58% of companies in the Global Oil & Gas E&P industry. The price is currently 16.67% below its 52-week high and 118.51% above its 52-week low. The P/S ratio is 10.54.

Simons is the company's largest shareholder among the gurus with 2.28% of outstanding shares.

First Commonwealth Financial Corp. (FCF) is trading around $14 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $16.75 so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 13%. Twelve weeks back the stock started its positive upward trend, and it now records a positive performance of 39.7%. It has two positive signals with the Piotroski F-Score of 7, indicating a healthy situation, and operating margin that is expanding.

First Commonwealth Financial is a financial holding company. It provides consumer and commercial banking services through its bank subsidiary, First Commonwealth Bank. The company also provides trust and wealth management services.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 20.96, which is lower than 77% of companies in the Global Banks - Regional - US industry. The price is currently 3.90% below its 52-week high and 77.95% above its 52-week low. The P/S ratio is 4.71.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Simons with 0.9% of outstanding shares followed by Richard Snow (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.8%.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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