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Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now

Buying beaten down biotech stocks is a strategy I focus on, especially at the end of each year because as tax loss selling fades, it is possible to see very strong gains into the New Year. For example, last December, I wrote an article about Immunogen (IMGN) titled “Why This $1 Biotech Stock Is A Strong Buy Now” and that stock went to over $8.50 per share in 2017. Almost a year ago, I wrote about Catalyst Pharmaceutical Partners (CPRX) when it was beaten-down due to a setback, in an article titled “Why This $1 Biotech Stock Is A Strong Buy For 2017” and now it trades for nearly $4 per share. These are the kinds of gains that are possible with biotech stocks. This keeps me looking for undervalued companies in this industry that (even if there are delays or setbacks) still have strong balance sheets and a promising pipeline. With this in mind, I have found a beaten-down biotech stock pick that appears to offer similar upside.

SCYNEXIS, Inc. (SCYX) is a biotechnology company that is focused on developing treatments for serious and life-threatening fungal infections. The lead pipeline candidate, “SCY-078” is an oral and intravenous drug treatment for several fungal infections. This company has an impressive management team, a strong balance sheet, and a promising pipeline thanks to positive results for its lead candidate. Based on the cash this company has on the balance sheet, and the strong results that its lead candidate has produced so far, it appears that this biotech stock is deeply undervalued. The stock has drifted lower in the past couple of weeks (presumably because of some tax-loss selling) but that won’t last much longer and we could even see a short squeeze soon. Let’s take a closer look below.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Health Insurance Innovations, Inc.(HIIQ)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) saw unusually-high trading volume on Thursday after the company announced better than expected quarterly earnings. Approximately 2,255,517 shares were traded during mid-day trading, an increase of 457% from the previous session’s volume of 404,884 shares.The stock last traded at $28.70 and had previously closed at $27.65.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ:HIIQ) was upgraded by investment analysts at ValuEngine from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a note issued to investors on Wednesday.

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Health Insurance Innovations (NASDAQ: HIIQ) and Crawford & Company (NYSE:CRD.B) are both small-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their valuation, dividends, risk, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, earnings and profitability.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: RPX Corporation(RPXC)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Dan Caplinger]

    Patent litigation abuse is a major problem in the tech industry, and policymakers have looked for ways to fight it. RPX (NASDAQ:RPXC) came up with a unique approach to patent protection involving purchases of various intellectual property to deter would-be plaintiffs from challenging ownership. Yet the market for those services hasn’t grown the way some had anticipated, and even after diversifying into legal discovery services, RPX saw little choice but to start pursuing strategic alternatives to come up with a future direction for its business.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Wednesday afternoon, the industrial sector proved to be a source of strength for the market. Leading the sector was strength from Westport Fuel Systems Inc (NASDAQ: WPRT) and RPX Corp (NASDAQ: RPXC).

  • [By Travis Hoium]

    Shares of risk management company RPX Corp. (NASDAQ:RPXC) popped as much as 15% in trading Wednesday after buyout rumors started to swirl in the market. At 2:55 p.m. EST, shares had settled down to an 11.2% gain on the day.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Simulations Plus, Inc.(SLP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    Simulations Plus (NASDAQ:SLP) shares hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $18.55 and last traded at $18.35, with a volume of 49668 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $18.20.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, healthcare shares fell by 0.88 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ: SLP), down 7 percent, and ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. (NASDAQ: ZIOP), down 7 percent.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: NIC Inc.(EGOV)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    BidaskClub upgraded shares of NIC (NASDAQ:EGOV) from a buy rating to a strong-buy rating in a research note published on Friday morning.

    Several other research firms also recently commented on EGOV. Zacks Investment Research downgraded NIC from a hold rating to a sell rating in a report on Monday, January 8th. ValuEngine downgraded NIC from a sell rating to a strong sell rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Barrington Research restated a hold rating on shares of NIC in a report on Monday, April 30th. TheStreet downgraded NIC from a b- rating to a c rating in a report on Thursday, March 8th. Finally, Loop Capital decreased their price objective on NIC to $14.00 and set a hold rating for the company in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating, one has given a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus target price of $18.33.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Barracuda Networks, Inc.(CUDA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows Palo Alto Networks outperforming (albeit off previous highs)potential peers in the space such as large cap Cisco Systems, Inc (NASDAQ: CSCO), mid capFortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) and small cap Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA):

  • [By Peter Graham]

    A long term performance chart shows FireEye underperforming small cap Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA), mid cap Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ: FTNT) and large cap Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW):

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of Barracuda Networks Inc. (NYSE: CUDA) got a boost, shooting up 16 percent to $27.55 after the company agreed to sell itself to private equity firm Thoma Bravo for $1.6 billion.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) was down, falling around 16 percent to $19.57. Barracuda posted upbeat earnings for its fourth quarter, but issued a disappointing forecast.

  • [By Jayson Derrick]

    It is unclear which company or companies will benefit from this executive order. But that isn’t stopping investors from placing their bets as most cybersecurity stocks were trading higher during Friday’s trading session; at the same time, the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 index were trading in the red.

    Shares of Barracuda Networks Inc (NYSE: CUDA) were trading higher by 2.98 percent at $21.77. Shares of Check Point Software Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ: CHKP) were trading higher by 1.21 percent at $107.00. Shares of FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE) were trading higher by 0.70 percent at $14.55. Shares of Palo Alto Networks Inc (NYSE: PANW) were trading higher by 0.62 percent at $115.86.

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Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc.(RHP)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Ethan Ryder]

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  • [By Shane Hupp]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP)’s share price hit a new 52-week high and low during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as low as $80.07 and last traded at $79.93, with a volume of 191025 shares. The stock had previously closed at $79.56.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE:RHP) – Equities research analysts at SunTrust Banks boosted their Q2 2018 earnings per share (EPS) estimates for Ryman Hospitality Properties in a research note issued on Wednesday, May 2nd. SunTrust Banks analyst P. Scholes now expects that the real estate investment trust will earn $1.80 per share for the quarter, up from their previous estimate of $1.74. SunTrust Banks has a “Outperform” rating and a $70.00 price target on the stock. SunTrust Banks also issued estimates for Ryman Hospitality Properties’ Q3 2018 earnings at $1.18 EPS, Q1 2019 earnings at $1.44 EPS, Q2 2019 earnings at $2.10 EPS, Q3 2019 earnings at $1.42 EPS, Q4 2019 earnings at $2.13 EPS and FY2019 earnings at $7.09 EPS.