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Here's another "Reasonable Value" screen run against Tuesday's Trend Leaders list. For those of you who have not see one of my previous "Reasonable Value" posts, here are the criteria for the screen:

  • PE between 0 and16
  • PEG between 0 and 1.2
  • Price-to-Sales less than 2
  • Debt-to-Equity less than 1
  • EV to EBITDA less than 10

With the market showing some strength the last week or two, we actually have a Trend Leaders list that has a reasonable number of stocks on it now - over 500, as a matter of fact. This gives us a wider field in which to seek out those stocks that still have some value characteristics while exhibiting some strong price action. The table below lists this week's candidates:

Symb Name Last Price PE PEG Price To Sales Price To Book Debt To Equity Cash On Hand Div EV to EBITDA
CACI CACI Int'l, Inc. $47.62 13.12 0.98 0.47 1.27 0.4666 174.7M 0 7.4
DOV Dover Corp. $48.56 18.55 0.95 1.4 2.18 0.4383 973.5M 1.04 8.57
TSTC Telestone Tech-
nologies Corp.
$12.10 11.66 0.17 1.61 1.82 0 10.01M 0 9.12
VSEC VSE Corp. $36.22 7.54 0.79 0.19 1.77 0 2.19M 0.24 3.81
ARW Arrow Electronics, Inc. $25.40 16.3 0.43 0.19 1.01 0.4316 576.7M 0 6.93
POWL Powell Industries, Inc. $33.01 9.11 1.01 0.63 1.44 0.075 113.6M 0 3.63
GIII G-III Apparel Group, LTD. $25.48 12.45 0.64 0.58 2.1 0 17.8M 0 6.73
JACK Jack In The Box Inc. $20.89 11.6 0.81 0.49 2.14 0.6549 105M 0 5.85
CORE Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc. $30.10 13.27 0.73 0.06 0.97 0.0021 91M 0 4.62
UNH United Health Group Inc. $32.42 8.19 0.91 0.38 1.39 0.3237 11B 0.5 4.35
MFB Maidenform Brands, Inc. $24.68 13.33 1.21 1.12 3.56 0.464 22.8M 0 9.35
FDO Family Dollar Stores, Inc. $41.41 16.46 1.19 0.7 3.84 0.1758 444.8M 0.62 7.32
FCX Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold, Inc. $74.03 9.42 0.73 1.96 3.16 0.4447 3,042M 1.2 4.35
HS-OLD Health-
spring, Inc.
$19.03 7.37 0.93 0.4 1.15 0.1628 294M 0 3.42
AMP Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. $42.82 13.58 0.85 1.31 1.09 0.7601 4.4B 0.72 8.3
ALV Autoliv, Inc. $57.78 14.29 0.25 0.78 1.94 0.2708 459.4M 1.2 5.23

Valuation measures listed in the table above show all of these stocks to be at reasonable levels. Data not included in the chart above, however, shows that two companies in particular are also showing impressive growth.

Arrow Electronics (NYSE:ARW) has steadily improving financials as shown in the chart below:

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Revenue, earnings and margins are all up sequentially as well as year-over-year for this distributor of electronic components and systems.

Our other growth candidate is Ameriprise Financial (NYSE:AMP). I normally am not too fond of financial companies as the sector overall has been the worst performing in our Earnings Scorecard analysis. This company, however, has managed to perform reasonably well while staying far enough under the radar to maintain its value characteristics.

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Here, in the chart above, we can see that the most recent sequential quarterly results were quite good on both top line and bottom line.

So Why Buy on a Pullback?

All of these stocks have been on a tear lately, hence their inclusion on our Trend Leaders list. Our experience is that most stocks stay on the list for a week or two and then drop off. These pullbacks are often good buying opportunities as the best stocks show up on the Trend Leaders list again shortly after. For example, UnitedHealth and Family Dollar are both repeat members of the Trend Leaders.

So browse through the table above and pick a few of these stocks for your watch list. Their value characteristics should help limit any downside and their momentum characteristics should eventually yield some good price gains.

Disclosure: No positions

Source: 15 Undervalued Stocks to Buy on a Pullback