Contrarian Ideas: 19 Deeply Undervalued, Beaten Up Stocks

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 |  Includes: CBRL, FCN, HGG, HPQ, ITUB, LTM, NLC, NOK, NUVA, PFCB, PHI, RSG, SJW, SPLS, STRI, TRH, VCI, WMT, WX
by: Kapitall

The following is a list of stocks in a downtrend, i.e. trading below the 20-day, 50-day and 200-day moving averages. In addition, these stocks are 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 Free Cashflow

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.

Interactive Chart: Press Play to compare changes in analyst ratings over the last two years for the top six stocks mentioned below. Analyst ratings sourced from Zacks Investment Research. Note: The numbers on top of items represent the forward P/E ratio, if available.


The list has been sorted alphabetically by company name.

1. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store, Inc. (NASDAQ:CBRL): Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $1.15B. The stock is currently -5.62% below its 20-day MA, -8.4% below its 50-day MA, and -3.45% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 10.25 vs. industry average at 31.41. PEG at 1.18 vs. industry average at 1.67. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 6.45 vs. industry average at 18.61. Short float at 9.13%, which implies a short ratio of 8.29 days. The stock has gained 14.77% over the last year.

2. FTI Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:FCN): Management Services Industry. Market cap of $1.66B. The stock is currently -8.17% below its 20-day MA, -7.5% below its 50-day MA, and -7.46% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 19.01 vs. industry average at 24.13. PEG at 1.57 vs. industry average at 2.02. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 11.2 vs. industry average at 15.2. Short float at 7%, which implies a short ratio of 8.83 days. The stock has lost -14.79% over the last year.

3. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ):
Diversified Computer Systems Industry. Market cap of $94.79B. The stock is currently -10.38% below its 20-day MA, -6.08% below its 50-day MA, and -2.85% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 9.31 vs. industry average at 13.21. PEG at 1.12 vs. industry average at 1.18. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 6.22 vs. industry average at 10.93. Short float at 1.01%, which implies a short ratio of 1.23 days. The stock has lost -13.56% over the last year.

4. hhgregg, Inc. (NYSE:HGG): Electronics Stores Industry. Market cap of $594.06M. The stock is currently -14.55% below its 20-day MA, -23.07% below its 50-day MA, and -34.1% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 5.67 vs. industry average at 22.93. PEG at 0.76 vs. industry average at 1.17. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 4.39 vs. industry average at 13.67. Short float at 27.08%, which implies a short ratio of 10.99 days. The stock has lost -27.87% over the last year.

5. Banco Itau Holding Financeira (NYSE:ITUB): Foreign Money Center Banks Industry. Market cap of $101.52B. The stock is currently -0.32% below its 20-day MA, -3.96% below its 50-day MA, and -1.17% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 6.24 vs. industry average at 13.13. PEG at 0.51 vs. industry average at 0.94. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 5.56 vs. industry average at 11.41. Short float at 0.3%, which implies a short ratio of 0.67 days. The stock has gained 14.96% over the last year.

6. Life Time Fitness Inc. (NYSE:LTM): Sporting Activities Industry. Market cap of $1.61B. The stock is currently -8.67% below its 20-day MA, -7.73% below its 50-day MA, and -0.27% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 22.37 vs. industry average at 31.43. PEG at 1.32 vs. industry average at 2.03. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 9.97 vs. industry average at 18.66. Short float at 16.14%, which implies a short ratio of 17.55 days. The stock has gained 49.21% over the last year.

7. Nalco Holding Co. (NYSE:NLC): Synthetics Industry. Market cap of $3.51B. The stock is currently -10.19% below its 20-day MA, -15.88% below its 50-day MA, and -4.57% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 15.88 vs. industry average at 118.9. PEG at 0.95 vs. industry average at 4.34. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 9.01 vs. industry average at 16.1. Short float at 1.46%, which implies a short ratio of 1.57 days. The stock has gained 11.11% over the last year.

8. Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $32.6B. The stock is currently -15.75% below its 20-day MA, -16.64% below its 50-day MA, and -12.75% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 8.58 vs. industry average at 16.72. PEG at 1.99 vs. industry average at 2.49. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 5.38 vs. industry average at 22.03. Short float at 1.69%, which implies a short ratio of 2.37 days. The stock has lost -32.23% over the last year.

9. NuVasive, Inc. (NASDAQ:NUVA): Medical Instruments & Supplies Industry. Market cap of $1.13B. The stock is currently -7.21% below its 20-day MA, -1.29% below its 50-day MA, and -14.33% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 5.14 vs. industry average at 22.91. PEG at 0.69 vs. industry average at 1.48. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 3.95 vs. industry average at 15.75. Short float at 19.59%, which implies a short ratio of 9.2 days. The stock has lost -2.62% over the last year.

10. P.F. Chang's China Bistro, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFCB):
Restaurants Industry. Market cap of $1.07B. The stock is currently -5.41% below its 20-day MA, -6.7% below its 50-day MA, and -1.52% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 18.14 vs. industry average at 31.43. PEG at 1.54 vs. industry average at 2.03. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 7.69 vs. industry average at 18.66. Short float at 25.81%, which implies a short ratio of 12.88 days. The stock has gained 11.34% over the last year.

11. Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (NYSE:PHI): Telecom Services Industry. Market cap of $9.59B. The stock is currently -6.93% below its 20-day MA, -9.36% below its 50-day MA, and -7.83% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 9.23 vs. industry average at 11.84. PEG at 2.59 vs. industry average at 5.5. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 5.46 vs. industry average at 6.7. Short float at 0.36%, which implies a short ratio of 3.71 days. The stock has gained 1.38% over the last year.

12. Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE:RSG): Waste Management Industry. Market cap of $11.09B. The stock is currently -3.98% below its 20-day MA, -3.3% below its 50-day MA, and -2.54% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 18.99 vs. industry average at 19.03. PEG at 1.48 vs. industry average at 1.91. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 7.42 vs. industry average at 10.41. Short float at 0.56%, which implies a short ratio of 0.78 days. The stock has gained 5.56% over the last year.

13. SJW Corp. (NYSE:SJW): Water Utilities Industry. Market cap of $443.66M. The stock is currently -2.41% below its 20-day MA, -5.87% below its 50-day MA, and -1.93% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 13.91 vs. industry average at 16.09. PEG at 1.31 vs. industry average at 1.9. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 7.3 vs. industry average at 15.27. Short float at 2.97%, which implies a short ratio of 12 days. The stock has gained 8.62% over the last year.

14. Staples, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPLS): Specialty Retail Industry. Market cap of $15.13B. The stock is currently -6.57% below its 20-day MA, -8.58% below its 50-day MA, and -1.02% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 13.08 vs. industry average at 21.46. PEG at 1.19 vs. industry average at 1.27. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 9.18 vs. industry average at 12.57. Short float at 2.16%, which implies a short ratio of 1.89 days. The stock has lost -17.21% over the last year.

15. STR Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:STRI):
Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $728.53M. The stock is currently -6.46% below its 20-day MA, -7.83% below its 50-day MA, and -15.91% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 14.2 vs. industry average at 118.9. PEG at 0.79 vs. industry average at 4.34. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 9.12 vs. industry average at 16.1. Short float at 23.24%, which implies a short ratio of 14.27 days. The stock has gained 5.45% over the last year.

16. Transatlantic Holdings Inc. (NYSE:TRH): Property & Casualty Insurance Industry. Market cap of $3.17B. The stock is currently -4.14% below its 20-day MA, -4.28% below its 50-day MA, and -0.1% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 5.65 vs. industry average at 19.77. PEG at 1.15 vs. industry average at 1.36. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 5.51 vs. industry average at 9.69. Short float at 2.11%, which implies a short ratio of 3.25 days. The stock has gained 1.48% over the last year.

17. Valassis Communications Inc. (NYSE:VCI): Marketing Services Industry. Market cap of $1.44B. The stock is currently -10.33% below its 20-day MA, -11.16% below its 50-day MA, and -14.57% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 15.41 vs. industry average at 23.77. PEG at 0.23 vs. industry average at 1.4. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 8.91 vs. industry average at 10.02. Short float at 11.05%, which implies a short ratio of 7.81 days. The stock has gained 15.23% over the last year.

18. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (NYSE:WMT):
Discount, Variety Stores Industry. Market cap of $188.89B. The stock is currently -6.59% below its 20-day MA, -5.4% below its 50-day MA, and -1.15% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 9.4 vs. industry average at 18.92. PEG at 1.22 vs. industry average at 1.38. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 6.76 vs. industry average at 11.95. Short float at 1.61%, which implies a short ratio of 2.43 days. The stock has gained 0.61% over the last year.

19. WuXi PharmaTech Inc. (NYSE:WX):
Drug Manufacturer. Market cap of $1.11B. The stock is currently -4.83% below its 20-day MA, -6.24% below its 50-day MA, and -4.57% below its 200-day MA. MRQ P/E ratio at 6.75 vs. industry average at 25. PEG at 0.68 vs. industry average at 1.89. MRQ Price/Cashflow ratio at 5.36 vs. industry average at 18.5. Short float at 0.54%, which implies a short ratio of 1.02 days. The stock has gained 0.57% over the last year.

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