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When I say the word cheap, I am talking about cheap relative to the market as a whole, as indicated by the price/earnings ratio.&a;nbsp; This is not about low-priced stocks as such. With the p/e of the Standard and Poor&s;s 500 now sitting at above 30,&a;nbsp; I&s;m interested in poking around for stocks with multiples of less than 20.&a;nbsp; That&s;s the idea. We&s;ve had a decent sell-off from the January highs, so is there anything out there that might be considered attractive among this group of potential investments? Here are 4 stocks where digging deeper into their backgrounds might be worth it:
&l;strong&g;Aflac.&l;/strong&g; The company with the adorable quacking duck in the funny television commercials is going for a price/earnings ratio of only 8, substantially below the p/e&s;s of most other similar stocks. They sell accident and health insurance but you would already know that if you watch the tube. Aflac is paying a dividend yield of 2.35%, not quite competitive with the U.S Treasury 10-year note, but close. Earnings per share have steadily and happily increased over the last 5 years. Debt is only 24% of equity — that&s;s low. The price to earnings growth ratio — the PEG ratio — is .60, that&s;s less than 1.0, a further indication of value.
Top Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: Mechel OAO(MTL)
- [By Javier Hasse]
Steel stocks are spiking on Monday afternoon, with AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) up almost 7.5 percent, United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) up about 6.4 percent, Cliffs Natural Resources Inc (NYSE: CLF) up more than 1 percent and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL) up 16.8 percent. The stocks are not being helped by a few analyst upgrades (although, surely not hurt by them), but seem to be mostly rallying on the back of Donald Trump’s election as president of the United States.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Tuesday morning, the basic materials shares climbed by 0.95 percent. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (NYSE: ATI), up 5 percent, and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL), up 5 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Thursday, basic materials shares fell by 1.10 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL), down 8 percent, and Eagle Materials, Inc. (NYSE: EXP), down 6 percent.
- [By Lisa Levin]
Basic materials shares gained around 1.89 percent in trading on Tuesday. Meanwhile, top gainers in the sector included Olympic Steel, Inc. (NASDAQ: ZEUS), and Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL).
- [By Shanthi Rexaline]
Mechel PAO (ADR) (NYSE: MTL) is rallying strongly, rising to a three-year high on roughly 1.7 times its average volume.
The stock has been on a tear in recent months. After dipping below the $2 level in late April and languishing in the sub-$2 range until August, the stock has nearly tripled in the run up to Monday’s session.
Top Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: Realogy Holdings Corp.(RLGY)
- [By Lisa Abramowicz]
Drugstore chain Rite Aid Corp. (RAD) and residential property firm Realogy Corp. (RLGY) are two of the 283 junk-rated borrowers identified in March 2009 by Moodys Investors Service as being at the highest risk of default that have since sold bonds.
- [By Chad Tracy]
Investments in Claire's retail stores, Realogy Holdings (NYSE: RLGY), and Harrah's Entertainment all came under pressure as the global credit crisis hit. Apollo was forced to shut off cash interest payments to investors and to issue more debt.
- [By Monica Wolfe]
Realogy Holdings (RLGY)
Paulsons third largest holding goes to Realogy Holdings. The guru holds on to 12,957,700 shares, representing 4.4% of his total portfolio and 8.87% of the companys shares outstanding.
Top Dividend Stocks To Watch For 2019: Mitek Systems, Inc.(MITK)
- [By Lisa Levin]
In trading on Monday, technology shares fell 0.65 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UCTT), down 4 percent, and Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 7 percent.
- [By U.S. News]
In at least one Texas bank and one Ohio credit union, 3D video banking is currently undergoing testing, according to TheFinancialBrand.com, a website for bank and credit union marketing executives. Three-dimensional video banking is similar to a consumer video conference with a bank representative –- only in this case, the executive looks like a living, breathing person sitting across from you. Thanks to theater surround sound, the representative also sounds as if they’re in the same room. And since the consumer is interacting with a real person and not an automated hologram, the experience apparently isn’t much different than the real thing.
Banking and managing money isn’t what it used to be. The 1970s and 1980s brought us the rise of the ATM. Consumers became acquainted with online banking during the 1990s and the first decade of the 2000s. The 2010s are shaping up as the era of mobile banking.
That was underscored Sept. 10-11 in New York City when Mitek Systems Inc. (MITK), a San Diego-based technology company, debuted its Mobile Photo Account Opening product at Finovate, a trade show where banking tech products are often unveiled. The product allows consumers to open a bank account within 60 seconds. If you have your bank’s app, you can use your smartphone’s camera to take a photo of the front and back of your driver’s license, and presto, your new checking, savings or credit card account is open.
Here’s a look at other financial products and services personal financial experts think we’ll be using in the future.
Within 10 years. “The economic payments system will begin to ‘know us,’ either through biometrics, optical sensor or facial recognition,” says Joshua Siegel, managing principal of StoneCastle Partners, a New York-based asset management firm that invests in banks.
That’s already happening to some extent with smartphones –- the new Apple (AAPL) iPhone 5S, for example, uses fingerprint scanning to unlock the phone. Meanwhile, some fi
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Mitek Systems (MITK) : “This one is too speculative for me. I’d buy NVIDIA (NVDA) .”
AK Steel Holding (AKS) : “They’re not the lo- cost producer. That’s Nucor (NUE) and that’s the way you want to go.”