20 Most Undervalued S&P 500 Stocks Based on Analyst Target Price

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Includes: AA, AES, AKS, APOL, BAC, DYN, FCX, GCI, GILD, GS, HAL, JBL, JPM, KBH, KG, LSI-OLD, MEE, MU, NVDA, RRD
by: Kapitall

The following is a list of companies that are undervalued, when comparing Wednesday's closing price to the average analyst target price (according to Zacks Investment Research). All of these stocks are part of the S&P 500 index.

The list was compiled by using Kapitall's screener tool (free registration required). All discount values are based on the closing values of Wednesday, June 17. Other data provided by Finviz.

A more detailed analysis follows below. Here is the output from Kapitall's screener. Note: The numbers on top of the items represent the forward P/E ratio of the stock. The colors represent various sectors.

Dynegy (NYSE:DYN): -39.03% discount to avg. analyst target price ($5.03 v $8.25 target price). Target price based on survey of 13 analysts. Insiders, who currently own 0.17%, reduced holdings by 77.3% over the last 3 months. Short float of 7.47%. Short ratio of 2.71. P/C ratio of 0.75.

Massey Energy (NYSE:MEE): -38.40% discount to avg. analyst target price ($32.21 v $52.29 target price). Target price based on survey of 18 analysts. Short float of 6.96%. Current ratio of 4.00. P/C ratio of 2.85. Debt/Equity ratio of 74%. Institutions, who currently own 85.89%, boosted holdings by 8.53% over the last 3 months as the stock declined.

RR Donnelley & Sons Co (NASDAQ:RRD): -36.52% discount to avg. analyst target price ($18.41 v $29.00 target price). Target price based on survey of 3 analysts. Quick ratio of 1.23. Dividend yield of 5.65%. EPS growth of 27.10% projected over the next year. Debt/Equity at 155%. Short ratio of 2.25.

Apollo Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL): -35.62% discount to avg. analyst target price ($49.36 v $76.67 target price). Target price based on survey of 21 analysts. Trailing P/E of 12.16, forward P/E of 8.38, PEG of 0.74. Institutional investors, who own 82.05% of the stock, reduced holdings by 9.67% over the last 3 months. Short ratio of 2.79, with short float at 6.82%. Quick ratio of 1.25.

Freeport McMoRan Copper and Gold Inc (NYSE:FCX): -35.46% discount to avg. analyst target price ($67.03 v $103.86 target price). Target price based on survey of 17 analysts. Trailing P/E of 8.67, forward P/E of 7.32. PEG ratio of 0.87. Debt/Equity of 61%. Institutional investors, who own 74.72%, boosted holdings by 2.81% over the last 3 months. Insiders have also been buying over the last 3 months.

AES Corp (NYSE:AES): -35.45% discount to avg. analyst target price ($10.65 v $16.50 target price). Target price based on survey of 6 analysts. Trailing P/E of 10.44, forward P/E of 9.34, PEG of 0.95. Quick ratio of 1.43. Debt / Equity at 330%. No dividend.

Gannett Co Inc (NYSE:GCI): -33.24% discount to avg. analyst target price ($16.47 v $24.67 target price). Target price based on survey of 6 analysts. Short ratio of 5.23. Short float of 12.65%. Quick ratio of 1.05. EPS growth of 2.61% projected over next year.

KB Home (NYSE:KBH): -31.95% discount to avg. analyst target price ($12.93 v $$19.00 target price). Target price based on survey of 15 analysts. Sales declined by 14.11% during the most recent quarter, and institutional investors, who currently own 90.48% of the company, reduced holdings in the stock by 3.86% over the last 3 months. P/C ratio is 0.95.

Halliburton Co (NYSE:HAL): -31.89% discount to avg. analyst target price ($26.25 v $38.54 target price). Target price based on survey of 28 analysts. Trailing P/E of 24.08, forward P/E of 12.62. PEG ratio of 4.30. Double top seems to have formed around $35. Quick ratio of 2.28. Dividend yield of 1.37%.

LSI Corp (NASDAQ:LSI-OLD): -31.87% discount to avg. analyst target price ($5.28 v $7.75 target price). Target price based on survey of 13 analysts. Short ratio of 3.02, short float of 5.32%. Quick ratio of 1.67. EPS expected to grow by 13.46% over the next year.

The rest of the list...

NVIDIA Corp (NASDAQ:NVDA): -31.77% discount to avg. analyst target price ($11.77 v $17.25 target price). Target price based on survey of 27 analysts.

Gilead Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:GILD): -31.63% discount to avg. analyst target price ($35.81 v $52.38 target price). Target price based on survey of 23 analysts.

Alcoa (NYSE:AA): -31.43% discount to avg. analyst target price ($11.41 v $16.64 target price). Target price based on survey of 18 analysts.

Bank of America (NYSE:BAC): -31.39% discount to avg. analyst target price ($15.87 v $23.13 target price). Target price based on survey of 23 analysts.

Micron Technology (NASDAQ:MU): -31.23% discount to avg. analyst target price ($9.91 v $14.41 target price). Target price based on survey of 20 analysts.

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE:JPM): -31.07% discount to avg. analyst target price ($38.52 v $56.56 target price). Target price based on survey of 19 analysts.

King Pharmaceuticals (KG): -30.30% discount to avg. analyst target price ($8.19 v $11.75 target price). Target price based on survey of 13 analysts.

Goldman Sachs (NYSE:GS): -30.21% discount to avg. analyst target price ($137.06 v $196.38 target price). Target price based on survey of 18 analysts.

AK Steel Holding Corp (NYSE:AKS): -30.20% discount to avg. analyst target price ($14.40 v $20.63 target price). Target price based on survey of 11 analysts.

Jabil Circuit Inc (NYSE:JBL): -30.14% discount to avg. analyst target price ($13.79 v $19.74 target price). Target price based on survey of 16 analysts.

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