Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now
Warren Buffett has never been much of a tech investor; in fact. he famously sat out of tech during the Internet bubble. But he has been willing to venture outside his normal comfort zone when a profitable opportunity arises. He has made investments in an electric-car company, a small time-share airline, wind and solar power plants, a company that rents furniture, and a company that sells party supplies — none of which are companies that have “Warren Buffett” written all over them.
So why isn’t Buffett buying Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL ) stock right now? It may be in tech, but it fits most of the criteria he has followed his whole career. It has a wide competitive moat, a strong return on investment, and a great brand. And it’s cheap, even by Buffett’s standards.
A moat as wide as the Mississippi
In every business Apple operates in, it has a competitive advantage and an ecosystem that keeps users coming back for more.
Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Wendy’s/Arby’s Group Inc.(WEN)
The Wendy’s Company operates as a quick-service hamburger company in the United States. The company, through its subsidiary, Wendy’s International, Inc., operates as a franchisor of the Wendy’s restaurant system. As of December 26, 2011, the Wendy’s system comprised approximately 6,500 franchise and company restaurants in the United States and the United States territories, as well as in 26 other countries worldwide. The company was formerly known as Wendy’s/Arby’s Group, Inc. and changed its name to The Wendy’s Company in July 2011. The Wendy’s Company was founded in 1884 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ohio.
- [By Hilary Kramer]
Fast food franchisor Wendy’s/Arby’s Group (NYSE: WEN) rallied after its most recent earnings report revealed some optimism on the hoped-for sale of Arby’s and promising new hamburger offerings, but it has since given back all of those gains and more on overall market weakness.
I continue to feel the company is getting back on the right track with its menu changes (its new fries have already been well received), which will increase customer traffic. I like the stock at current prices and expect some of these catalysts to have more of an impact in the second half of the year. There remains the possibility as well that Wendy’s will get acquired.
Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: Horace Mann Educators Corporation(HMN)
Horace Mann Educators Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a multiline insurance company in the United States. The company underwrites and markets personal lines of property and casualty insurance, retirement annuity, and life insurance products. Its products include private passenger automobile and homeowner?s insurance coverage; tax-qualified individual and group annuities in fixed account and combination contracts; and individual and joint whole and term life insurance products. The company offers its products primarily to K-12 teachers, school administrators, education support personnel, and other employees of public schools and their families. It markets its products through its sales force, as well as through independent agents. Horace Mann Educators Corporation was founded in 1945 and is based in Springfield, Illinois.
- [By Chris Stuart]
Horace Mann Educators(HMN), which provides car and homeowners insurance for teachers and other educators, recently lowered its full-year profit forecast because of a spike in tornado- and storm-related disasters during April and May. Management reduced 2011 EPS guidance to $1.10-$1.30 from a previous $1.75-$1.95.
With the shares down 10% over the past three months, investors might want to consider the recent dislocation as a buying opportunity. At the midrange of restated guidance, the shares are trading for 12.8 times fiscal 2011 estimates and, more importantly, at just 0.7 times book value. TheStreet Ratings has a $20 price target on Horace Mann.
Top 5 Gold Stocks To Buy For 2014: Kimber Resources Inc(KBX)
Kimber Resources Inc., a junior mineral resource company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral resource properties in Mexico. The company primarily explores for gold and silver deposits. Its principal property includes the Monterde Property, which consists of 35 mineral concessions totaling approximately 29,296 hectares located in the Sierra Madre mountains of southwestern Chihuahua State. Kimber Resources Inc. was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
- [By Louis Navellier]
Based in Canada, junior mineral resource company Kimber Resources Inc. (AMEX: KBX) engages in the acquisition, exploration and development of mineral resource properties, primarily gold and silver deposits in Mexico. Currently, this exploration-stage company is trading on the higher end of its 52-week range of 60 cents to $2.17. Even after pulling back over the last few days, this penny stock is up almost 17% year to date, and 59% in the past 12 months. If you’re looking to add a penny stock to your portfolio, this little mining stock has the ability to bring quick gains your way.
- [By Louis]
Exploration-stage gold and silver company Kimber Resources Inc. (KBX) has gained 26% year to date, and is up 58% in the past year. At $1.67, this penny stock is worth a close look for potential investors. The stock’s 52-week range is 60 cents to $2.17.
Top Cheap Stocks To Buy Right Now: DRDGOLD Limited(DROOY)
DRDGOLD Limited engages in the exploration, extraction, processing, and smelting of gold in South Africa. It holds interests in the Blyvoor mine; and the Crown gold surface tailings retreatment facility that reprocesses sand and slimes dumps, as well as involves in the surface retreatment operations. The company was incorporated in 1895 and is based in Roodepoort, South Africa.
- [By seekingalpha.com]
With mining assets in South Africa, the company runs operations from exploration through to smelting.
Shares are trading at $4.23 at the time of writing, toward the bottom end of their 52-week trading range of $3.96 to $6.23. At the current market price, the company is capitalized at $162.80 million. Earnings per share for the last fiscal year were $1.21, placing the shares on a price to earnings ratio of 3.49. It paid a dividend of $0.06 last year (a yield of 1.40%) which was covered over 20 times by its earnings.
It has the lowest price-to-earnings ratio of the gold mining stocks, though its share price is being held back by recent employee unrest in the region. There is room for the company to increase its well-covered dividend, and that should be attractive to income investors. With gold prices increasing, and production costs likely to remain stable, DRDGold could be a stock worth investing in for the gearing that the safe haven value of its gold reserves of fers to its potential earnings.
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