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Do you enjoy the hunt for undervalued stocks? If so, the following list may be interesting to you, and a great place to start your own analysis.

There are several factors you can evaluate to determine if a stock’s price is undervalued. One of these is Cash per share for the most recent quarter relative to the price (as a proxy for fair value).

Generally speaking, a price to cash ratio flow below 5 is considered undervalued.

Furthermore, all stocks on this list have low debts (less than 15% of market cap), and exhibit significant institutional buying as a percentage of share floats.

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.

We also created a price-weighted index of the stocks mentioned below, and monitored the performance of the list relative to the S&P 500 index over the last month. To access a complete analysis of this list's recent performance, click here.



Do you feel these companies are truly undervalued? Are institutions playing it smart? Use the data below to decide for yourself.

1. CA Technologies (NASDAQ:CA):
Application Software Industry. Market cap of $11.12B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 9.8M, equivalent to 2.59% of the company's 377.93M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $21.98 vs. cash per share at $6.22. Long-term debt at $12.82M. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 10.76%.

2. Electronic Arts Inc. (ERTS):
Multimedia & Graphics Software Industry. Market cap of $7.68B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 10.6M, equivalent to 3.21% of the company's 330.55M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $23.1 vs. cash per share at $6.73. Long-term debt at $0. The stock has gained 45.1% over the last year.

3. Ensco plc (NYSE:ESV): Oil & Gas Drilling & Exploration Industry. Market cap of $7.82B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 22.0M, equivalent to 15.61% of the company's 140.94M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $54.53 vs. cash per share at $23.93. Long-term debt at $240.10M. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 13.61% (equivalent to 5.73 days of average volume). The stock has gained 46.98% over the last year.

4. Foster Wheeler AG (NASDAQ:FWLT):
Heavy Construction Industry. Market cap of $4.01B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 4.5M, equivalent to 3.64% of the company's 123.67M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $32.33 vs. cash per share at $8.88. Long-term debt at $152.57M. The stock has gained 32.77% over the last year.

5. W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA): Specialty Chemicals Industry. Market cap of $3.10B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 1.4M, equivalent to 2.45% of the company's 57.25M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $42.21 vs. cash per share at $12.52. Long-term debt at $15.50M. This is a risky stock that is significantly more volatile than the overall market (beta = 2.45). It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.07% over the last week.

6. Harman International Industries Inc. (NYSE:HAR): Electronic Equipment Industry. Market cap of $3.09B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 1.5M, equivalent to 2.15% of the company's 69.68M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $44.14 vs. cash per share at $10.98. Long-term debt at $363.9M. It's been a rough couple of days for the stock, losing 7.15% over the last week.

7. IAC/InterActiveCorp. (NASDAQ:IACI): Catalog & Mail Order Houses Industry. Market cap of $3.18B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 1.5M, equivalent to 1.8% of the company's 83.33M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $35.3 vs. cash per share at $14.66. Long-term debt at $95.84M. The stock is a short squeeze candidate, with a short float at 6.06% (equivalent to 5.43 days of average volume). The stock has gained 55.16% over the last year.

8. Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (NYSE:KKR):
Asset Management Industry. Market cap of $3.37B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 6.5M, equivalent to 3.31% of the company's 196.61M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $16.09 vs. cash per share at $5.92. Long-term debt at $14.86. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.64, and P/FCF ratio at 1.59.

9. KLA-Tencor Corporation (NASDAQ:KLAC): Semiconductor Equipment & Materials Industry. Market cap of $6.86B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 3.4M, equivalent to 2.03% of the company's 167.62M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $40.87 vs. cash per share at $10.96. Long-term debt at $745M. The stock has gained 43.3% over the last year.

10. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT):
Application Software Industry. Market cap of $202.05B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 312.7M, equivalent to 4.19% of the company's 7.46B share float. Price closing (last bid) at $23.96 vs. cash per share at $5.95. Long-term debt at $4.93M. Might be undervalued at current levels, with a PEG ratio at 0.88, and P/FCF ratio at 10.51.

11. Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:MSI): Communication Equipment Industry. Market cap of $15.47B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 29.8M, equivalent to 9.95% of the company's 299.45M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $45.56 vs. cash per share at $18.32. Long-term debt at $2.19M. The stock has gained 1.15% over the last year.

12. NVR Inc. (NYSE:NVR): Residential Construction Industry. Market cap of $4.18B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 213.1K, equivalent to 3.79% of the company's 5.62M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $711.07 vs. cash per share at $207.97. Long-term debt at $92,08M. The stock has gained 6.29% over the last year.

13. Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE:SCHW):
Investment Brokerage Industry. Market cap of $19.62B. Net institutional purchases over the current quarter at 16.8M, equivalent to 1.74% of the company's 963.46M share float. Price closing (last bid) at $16.26 vs. cash per share at $4.60. Long-term debt at $2B. The stock has performed poorly over the last month, losing 11.34%.

*Institutional data sourced from Fidelity. All other data sourced from Screener.co, Reuters, and Finviz.


Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.

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