Best Undervalued Companies To Buy For 2016

It’s been more than a year since the S&P 500 closed at its record high of 2,130.82. BofA Merrill Lynch’s Stephen Suttmeier and Jue Xiong consider what could happen if the popular benchmark trades a new high after such a long pause:

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The S&P 500 has had 1,916 closing price-basis 252-day (52-week) highs going back to 1929. As of June 6, the S&P 500 has gone 382 calendar days without closing at a new 252-trading session high. Investors hate to chase a rally, but the data show that when the S&P 500 closes at a new 252-session high after not closing at a new 252-day high for 300 or more calendar days (a long pause), the implications are very bullish and new highs should not be feared.

23 new S&P 500 high after a long pause signals since 1929: The S&P 500 new high after a long pause signal has happened only 23 times going back to 1929 and generates well-above-average and median 10, 20, 30, 65, 130, 190, and 250-day returns. In fact, the 250-day average return after this signal is 15.6% (14.8% median), with the S&P 500 up 91% of the time. So, whether a new 25-session high happens now or later, the data suggest that a new high after a long pause is a bullish signal to watch for. We have passed the anniversary of the May 21, 2015, closing basis high of 2130.82 and the closing price high over the last 252 trading days is now the July 20, 2015, high of 2128.28. A close above this high would put the S&P 500 into the 2400-handle, using the 250-day average/median signal return as a guide.

Best Undervalued Companies To Buy For 2016: Arista Networks, Inc.(ANET)

 

Arista Networks, Inc. provides cloud networking solutions. The company offers extensible operating systems, a set of network applications, and Ethernet switches. It serves a range of industries, including Internet companies, service providers, financial services organizations, government agencies, media and entertainment companies, and others. Arista Networks, Inc. markets its products through direct sales force and channel partners, such as distributors, value-added resellers, systems integrators, and original equipment manufacturer partners. The company was formerly known as Arastra, Inc. and changed its name to Arista Networks, Inc. in October 2008. Arista Networks, Inc. was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Arista Networks Inc (NYSE: ANET) reported upbeat results for the first quarter and issued a strong revenue forecast for the current quarter. Arista Networks shares gained 3.84 percent to $66.02 in the after-hours trading session.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Arista Networks Inc (NYSE: ANET) shares shot up 11 percent to $64.37 after the company reported upbeat results for its fourth quarter.

    Shares of The Chefs Warehouse, Inc (NASDAQ: CHEF) got a boost, shooting up 18 percent to $18.36 on Q4 results. Chefs’ Warehouse reported Q4 modified pro forma earnings of $0.26 per share on revenue of $299.7 million.

Best Undervalued Companies To Buy For 2016: Madison Square Garden Inc.(MSG)

The Madison Square Garden Company, together with its subsidiaries, operates in the sports, entertainment, and media businesses primarily in the United States. The company operates in three segments: MSG Media, MSG Entertainment, and MSG Sports. The MSG Media segment produces and develops content for various distribution platforms, including content originating from the company?s venues. It consists of the MSG Networks and the Fuse Networks, which offer sports and musical content. This segment also manages interactive businesses that comprise a range of targeted websites; and wireless, video on demand, and digital platforms. The MSG Entertainment segment creates, produces, and/or presents various live productions, as well as presents or hosts other live entertainment events, such as concerts, family shows, special events, and theatrical productions. The MSG Sports segment owns and operates sports franchises. This segment also owns other sports properties, including the pre sentation of a range of live sporting events, such as professional boxing, college basketball, track and field, and tennis. The company owns the Madison Square Garden complex in New York City, which includes an arena and a theater; and The Chicago Theatre in Chicago. It leases Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre in New York City. The company is based in New York, New York. As of February 09, 2010, Madison Square Garden, Inc. operates independently of Cablevision Systems Corporation.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Monica Gerson]

    Madison Square Garden Co (NYSE: MSG) is estimated to report a quarterly loss at $0.34 per share on revenue of $325.53 million.

    Gogo Inc (NASDAQ: GOGO) is projected to report a quarterly loss at $0.42 per share on revenue of $137.58 million.

  • [By Ian Wyatt, Publisher & Chief Investment Strategist, Wyatt Investment Research]

    Meanwhile, Mark Boyar, of The Boyar Value Fund, recommends another household name: Madison Square Garden (MSG). He thinks the Dolan family could take the company private.

Hot European Stocks To Own Right Now: LCA-Vision Inc.(LCAV)

LCA-Vision Inc. provides fixed-site laser vision correction services through its LasikPlus vision centers. Its vision centers offer laser vision correction services for correcting nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism. As of December 31, 2011, the company operated 53 LasikPlus fixed-site laser vision correction centers located in metropolitan markets in the United States. LCA-Vision Inc. was founded in 1985 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Medical Practitioners: This industry jumped 2.82% by 10:15 am. The top performer in this industry was LCA-Vision (NASDAQ: LCAV), which rose 2.9%. LCA-Vision’s trailing-twelve-month revenue is $91.12 million.

Best Undervalued Companies To Buy For 2016: Deckers Outdoor Corporation(DECK)

 

Deckers Outdoor Corporation designs, markets, and distributes footwear, apparel, and accessories for casual lifestyle use and high performance activities. It offers luxurious comfort footwear, handbags, apparel, home, and cold weather accessories under the UGG brand name; casual sandals, shoes, and boots under the Teva brand name; and action sport footwear under the Sanuk brand name. The company also provides outdoor performance and lifestyle footwear products under the Ahnu brand name; running footwear under the Hoka One One brand name; footwear for culinary professionals under the MOZO brand name; and dress and dress casual footwear products under the TSUBO brand name. It markets its products primarily to specialty retailers, selected department stores, outdoor retailers, sporting goods retailers, shoe stores, and online retailers. The company also sells its products directly to end-user consumers through its Websites and re tail stores, as well as distributes its products through distributors and retailers in the United States, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Canada, Latin America, and internationally. As of May 28, 2015, it operated 142 company-owned and operated retail stores. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Goleta, California.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Oppenheimer put out a note yesterday called “Retail Bloodbath Continues,” which focused on the extreme drops in Abercrombie & Fitch (ANF) and Chico’s FAS (CHS) yesterday. Today, all that seems forgotten, as companies that sell and make retail products like Big Lots (BIG), Ulta Salon, Cosmetics & Fragrance (ULTA) and Deckers Outdoor (DECK) have surged today following earnings releases. Are there any conclusions that can be drawn from their outperformance?

Best Undervalued Companies To Buy For 2016: Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.(ISLE)

Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc., together with its subsidiaries, develops, owns, and operates gaming facilities and lodging and entertainment facilities in the United States. It owns and operates 14 casino gaming facilities located in Black Hawk, Colorado; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Lula, Biloxi, Natchez, and Vicksburg, Mississippi; Kansas City, Caruthersville, and Boonville, Missouri; Bettendorf, Davenport, Waterloo, and Marquette, Iowa; and Pompano Beach, Florida. The company?s properties feature approximately 15,000 slot machines; 370 table games, including 110 poker tables; 3,000 hotel rooms; and 40 restaurants. It also operates a harness racing track at its casino in Florida. Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. was formerly known as Casino America, Inc. and changed its name to Isle of Capri Casinos, Inc. in October 1998. The company was founded in 1990 and is based in St Louis, Missouri.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ: ISLE) reported better-than-expected earnings for its fourth quarter on Tuesday.

    The company posted adjusted earnings of $0.62 per share on revenue of $264.9 million. However, analysts were expecting earnings of 0.54 per share on revenue of $266.8 million.

Best Undervalued Companies To Buy For 2016: Foot Locker, Inc.(FL)

 

Foot Locker, Inc. operates as an athletic shoes and apparel retailer. The company operates in two segments, Athletic Stores and Direct-to-Customers. The Athletic Stores segment retails athletic footwear, apparel, accessories, and equipment under various formats, including Foot Locker, Lady Foot Locker, Kids Foot Locker, Champs Sports, Footaction, and SIX:02, as well as Runners Point, and Sidestep. As of January 30, 2016, it operated 3,383 primarily mall-based stores in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand. The Direct-to-Customers segment sell athletic footwear, apparel, equipment, team licensed products, and private-label merchandise through Internet Websites, mobile sites, and catalogs. This segment operates sites for eastbay.com, final-score.com, eastbayteamsales.com, and sp24.com, as well as footlocker.com, ladyfootlocker.com, six02.com, kidsfootlocker.com, champssports.com, footaction.com, footlock er.ca, footlocker.eu, runnerspoint.com, and sidestep-shoes.com. The company also provides franchise licenses to operate its Foot Locker stores in the Middle East and the Republic of Korea; and Runners Point Germany. It operates 64 franchised stores. The company was founded in 1879 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Jeroen Jongbloed]

    Foot Locker (FL) is a retailer of athletic shoes and apparel which operates 3369 stores in the US, Canada, Europe, Australia and New-Zealand. On July 10th 2013, it completed its acquisition of Runners Point Group. In today’s article, I will be looking at FL’s revenue, net income, dividend and valuation. At certain points, I will use DSW, Inc. (DSW) and Shoe Carnival, Inc. (SCVL) for comparison.

  • [By Manikandan Raman]

    Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE: FL) is expected to report its first-quarter numbers on May 20, and Susquehanna expects EPS of $1.38, a penny below the Street's view. The brokerage also noted that the retailer is the least affected by Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN) within the retail sector.