Stephen Simpson, CFA
Long only, growth at reasonable price, value, research analyst

Hurco Virtually Unknown And Meaningfully Undervalued

Typically when a writer talks about a company being "under-followed" it means that there are no analysts from big name firms following the stock, or that what coverage there is from small retail-oriented shops. In the case of Hurco (NASDAQ:HURC), though, there is no coverage.

None.

While this is indeed a small company with a very small float, it doesn't deserve to be completely ignored. Hurco is a small player in the global machine tool industry, but its high-spec tools address a legitimate market opportunity. What's more, the company's margins and returns on capital stack up quite well against some of the giants of the sector. While there is a frustrating cyclicality to this industry, Hurco shares look...

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