Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018

Alliance Data Systems (ADS) was the worst performer in the S&P 500 Tuesday.

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ADS shares fell $9.32, or 3.8%, to $238.32, compared to the S&P 500, which fell 3.38 points, or 0.14%, to 2353.78.

The shares were hurt by a bearish note from Oppenheimer: Analysts Ben Chittenden and Dominick Gabriele initiated coverage of the stock with an Underperform rating and a $185 price target.

Details from the note:

Long investors seem generally to believe that the profitability of ADS’s capital-light/data-driven/tech-based businesses (Epsilon/LoyaltyOne) will turn relatively soon and that EPS will be driven by more than just the card business. The logical conclusion is the multiple should be FinTech-based. We think it’s just as easy to make the case that, while ADS had a first-mover advantage on data-driven, SKU-level analytics, competitive advantage is diminishing and the profitability of these businesses will likely take longer to turn (and likely not return to historical levels). Thus, earnings will continue to be driven by the balance sheet-intensive card business (our ’18E EPS is 6% below consensus) and should be valued as such, we think.

Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: CNB Financial Corporation(CCNE)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

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Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: AU Optronics Corp(AUO)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a largely steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) skyrocketed last yearand LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have not done much:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows shares of Corning Incorporated in a steady uptrend since we recommended the stock while Universal Display Corporation (NASDAQ: OLED) has taken off even higher and LG Display Co Ltd (NYSE: LPL) and AU Optronics Corp (NYSE: AUO) have given a similar performance:

Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Limited(TEVA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Chris Lange]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) shares turned south on Wednesday after the company said that it would be announcing its restructuring plan on Thursday. Previously, investors had responded positively to restructuring news, almost as if anything could pull this company out of the tailspin it has been in for this year.

  • [By Paul Ausick]

    Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. (NYSE: TEVA) posted a new 52-week low of $31.90 on Wednesday, down about 0.7% compared with Tuesday’s closing price of $32.14. The stock’s 52-week high is $58.16. Volume was about 65% below the daily average of around 9.7 million shares. The company had no specific news.

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Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Manitowoc Company, Inc. (MTW)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    Heavy machinery makers such as Manitowoc (NYSE: MTW) and Caterpillar (NYSE: CAT) are also nervous. And Boeing (NYSE: BA), too, could see a negative impact, not just from higher costs to assemble a 737, but from potential retaliation should foreign customers start placing more orders with European rival Airbus.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    With a neutral sector rating, we are working on evaluating risks to negative calls, and identifying potential value opportunities. Last week we noted more work might be worthwhile on Wabco Holdings (WBC), Terex, Manitowoc (MTW), and Caterpillar, two of those names have rallied for other reasons but the attractive price made the upside/downside skew up. We remain positive (OW) on Allison Transmission Holdings (ALSN) & United Rentals. Our and consensus 2017Allison Transmission Holdings estimates have fallen by 2% vs. ~15% for the group, while the shares are down 10% since launch. We continue to see United Rentals as the best value in our group…

Best Value Stocks To Own For 2018: Starz(STRZA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Starz (STRZA) has jumped 14% to$32.16 after agreeing to be purchased by Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) in a deal that values Starz at about $4.4 billion. Lions Gate has climbed 9.4% to $22.90.

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    Here we think names trading in the mid-single digit multiple range such as AMC Networks (AMCX) should benefit the most as should Lions Gate Entertainment (LGF) / Starz (STRZA), Viacom (VIAB), Viacom (VIA) and Scripps Networks Interactive (SNI).