Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2018

Stocks in several Asia-Pacific markets came back from early declines Thursday as interest in cheap buying opportunities started to push back concerns over trade protectionism.

Stocks in Japan and Hong Kong initially dropped by more than 1% following falls in major U.S. benchmarks overnight, but as investors perceived overselling they stepped in and pushed the Nikkei and the Hang Seng back into positive territory. Hong Kongs recovery was helped by southbound flows from mainland China.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2018: FMC Technologies, Inc.(FTI)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Stephan Byrd]

    TechnipFMC (NYSE:FTI) is scheduled to release its earnings data after the market closes on Wednesday, May 9th. Analysts expect TechnipFMC to post earnings of $0.33 per share for the quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Following a series of M&A announcements in the oilfield-services sector since the onset of the oil market downturn, French oil-field service company Technip and U.S. oilfield equipment company FMC Technologies (NYSE:FTI) hooked up in an all-stock deal valuing the combined company at $13 billion. Shareholders of each company will own 50% of the combined entity, to be named TechnipFMC, which implies a roughly $6.5 billion acquisition valuation for each entity. The transaction, which should close early next year, will “combine Technip’s innovative systems and solutions, state-of-the-art assets, engineering strengths, and project management capabilities with FMC Technologies’ leading technology, manufacturing, and service capabilities.” Further, it should save $400 million in annual costs by 2019. Moreover, it will enable the combined company to compete better against larger oil-field service rivals Baker Hughes (NYSE:BHI), Halliburton (NYSE:HAL), and Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB), which have all gained strength during the downturn either through M&A activities or cost savings initiatives.

  • [By Logan Wallace]

    TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI) is one of 14 public companies in the “Oil & gas field machinery” industry, but how does it compare to its peers? We will compare TechnipFMC to related companies based on the strength of its dividends, risk, profitability, institutional ownership, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2018: Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation(WAB)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lee Samaha]

    On a more positive note, Flannery appears to be making ground on some key long-term objectives.

    Management feels “good” about the ability of the healthcare segment to outperform, according to Miller. Flannery claimed GE was in “active discussions” on some aviation platforms, current & lighting and distributed power, while an announcement on the divestment of transportation (rumored to be a target of Wabtec (NYSE:WAB)) is expected by the end of the second quarter. Structural cost reductions are now expected to be above the $2 billion target outlined on the investor day presentation in November 2017. Flannery outlined that he would lead the creation of a new operating system for GE based on “lean, six sigma ad agile” involving “continuous improvement and customer experience.”

    As a reminder, GE has promised $20 billion of asset sales, and the commentary on the earnings call was reassuring, particularly as the first deal (healthcare IT assets) was underwhelming.


    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies Corporation (WAB) scores highly based on my Warren Buffett-based model, which is based on the book Buffettology, and also the Peter Lynch-inspired approach that uses the method outlined by Lynch in One Up on Wall Street.

  • [By Joseph Griffin]

    Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID cut its holdings in Wabtec Co. (NYSE:WAB) by 1.2% during the first quarter, reports. The firm owned 226,515 shares of the transportation company’s stock after selling 2,800 shares during the period. Wabtec comprises 1.9% of Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th biggest position. Mountain Pacific Investment Advisers Inc. ID’s holdings in Wabtec were worth $18,438,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

  • [By Matthew DiLallo]

    Westinghouse Air Brake Technologies(NYSE:WAB), or Wabtec, is off to a solid start in 2018. The rail products company reported double-digit gains in revenue and earnings thanks to a combination of factors. As a result, the company remains on pace to hit its full-year guidance.

Top Cheap Stocks To Watch For 2018: CA Inc.(CA)

Advisors’ Opinion:

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    CA, Inc. (Nasdaq: CA)
    Known in a former life as Computer Associates, CA is the biggest software company you’ve never heard of. With a market cap of $13.8 billion and annual revenues in excess of $4 billion, CA provides enterprise software solutions focusing on mainframe platforms, enterprise environments, database security operations, and cloud applications.

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    We rate CA INC as a Hold with a ratings score of C+. The primary factors that have impacted our rating are mixed – some indicating strength, some showing weaknesses, with little evidence to justify the expectation of either a positive or negative performance for this stock relative to most other stocks. The company’s strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its attractive valuation levels, expanding profit margins and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. 

  • [By Laurie Kulikowski]

    The company, on the basis of change in net income from the same quarter one year ago, has underperformed when compared to that of the S&P 500 and greatly underperformed compared to the Software industry average. The net income has significantly decreased by 32.0% when compared to the same quarter one year ago, falling from $256.00 million to $174.00 million.