Bargain Hunting: The Most Undervalued Stocks Trading Near 52-Week Lows

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 |  Includes: AMGN, ARG, BBY, CAG, CEPH, EXM, GNK, HGG, PETS, PHI, RSH, ZEP
by: Kapitall

If you're looking for stocks to rebound, the following list might offer an interesting starting point.

All of these stocks are trading 0-10% above their 52-week low. Additionally, all these names appear to be deeply undervalued when comparing the following ratios to their competitors:

- Most Recent Quarter Price to Earnings Ratio
- Price to Earnings to Growth Ratio
- Most Recent Quarter Price to Cashflow Ratio

Is this a list of falling knives, or are there some hidden gems in this list? What do you think? Full details below.

Valuation data and industry comps sourced from Fidelity, short float and performance data sourced from Finviz.



The list has been sorted alphabetically by company name.

1. Airgas Inc. (NYSE:ARG): Industrial Equipment Wholesale Industry. Market cap of $5.39B. MRQ P/E ratio at 24.65 vs. industry average at 119.05. PEG at 1.83 vs. industry average at 4.63. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 12.03 vs. industry average at 16.59. Short float at 1.94%, which implies a short ratio of 0.68 days. The stock has gained 2.28% over the last year.

2. Amgen Inc. (NASDAQ:AMGN): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $49.36B. MRQ P/E ratio at 12.09 vs. industry average at 14.67. PEG at 1.44 vs. industry average at 3.33. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 11.91 vs. industry average at 18.07. Short float at 1.46%, which implies a short ratio of 2.12 days. The stock has lost -8.51% over the last year.

3. Best Buy Co. Inc. (NYSE:BBY): Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $13.02B. MRQ P/E ratio at 15.3 vs. industry average at 21.85. PEG at 0.88 vs. industry average at 1.3. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 6.97 vs. industry average at 12.79. Short float at 4.46%, which implies a short ratio of 1.76 days. The stock has lost -8.25% over the last year.

4. Cephalon Inc. (NASDAQ:CEPH): Biotechnology Industry. Market cap of $4.44B. MRQ P/E ratio at 12.64 vs. industry average at 14.67. PEG at 1.94 vs. industry average at 3.33. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 7.74 vs. industry average at 18.07. Short float at 17.92%, which implies a short ratio of 10.15 days. The stock has lost -13.01% over the last year.

5. ConAgra Foods, Inc. (NYSE:CAG): Processed & Packaged Goods Industry. Market cap of $9.92B. MRQ P/E ratio at 12.64 vs. industry average at 19.17. PEG at 1.93 vs. industry average at 2.15. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 8.56 vs. industry average at 15.54. Short float at 1.3%, which implies a short ratio of 1.48 days. The stock has lost -4.01% over the last year.

6. Excel Maritime Carriers, Ltd. (NYSE:EXM): Shipping Industry. Market cap of $420.38M. MRQ P/E ratio at 2.31 vs. industry average at 19.42. PEG at 0.31 vs. industry average at 2.05. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 1.34 vs. industry average at 13.08. Short float at 4.72%, which implies a short ratio of 2.55 days. The stock has lost -6.07% over the last year.

7. Genco Shipping & Trading Ltd. (NYSE:GNK): Shipping Industry. Market cap of $443.41M. MRQ P/E ratio at 3.15 vs. industry average at 19.42. PEG at 0.58 vs. industry average at 2.05. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 1.67 vs. industry average at 13.08. Short float at 15.23%, which implies a short ratio of 3.36 days. The stock has lost -41.02% over the last year.

8. hhgregg, Inc. (NYSE:HGG): Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $654.02M. MRQ P/E ratio at 6.24 vs. industry average at 21.85. PEG at 0.84 vs. industry average at 1.3. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 4.83 vs. industry average at 12.79. Short float at 27.08%, which implies a short ratio of 11.86 days. The stock has lost -17.77% over the last year.

9. PetMed Express Inc. (NASDAQ:PETS): Drug Delivery Industry. Market cap of $336.45M. MRQ P/E ratio at 18.68 vs. industry average at 45.75. PEG at 1.1 vs. industry average at 2.21. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 17.44 vs. industry average at 30.66. Short float at 33.18%, which implies a short ratio of 27.4 days. The stock has lost -19.98% over the last year.

10. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (NYSE:PHI): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $9.82B. MRQ P/E ratio at 9.45 vs. industry average at 12.09. PEG at 2.65 vs. industry average at 5.59. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 5.59 vs. industry average at 6.87. Short float at 0.36%, which implies a short ratio of 3.76 days. The stock has gained 4.29% over the last year.

11. RadioShack Corp. (NYSE:RSH): Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $1.79B. MRQ P/E ratio at 10.61 vs. industry average at 21.85. PEG at 1.11 vs. industry average at 1.3. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 6.73 vs. industry average at 12.79. Short float at 10.18%, which implies a short ratio of 3.97 days. The stock has lost -22.89% over the last year.

12. Zep, Inc. (NYSE:ZEP): Cleaning Products Industry. Market cap of $376.08M. MRQ P/E ratio at 19.57 vs. industry average at 119.05. PEG at 1.01 vs. industry average at 4.63. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 10.87 vs. industry average at 16.59. Short float at 2.69%, which implies a short ratio of 7.42 days. The stock has lost -22.64% over the last year.

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