1.) Apollo Investment Corporation (NASDAQ:AINV) is currently trading at $7.47 with a 1 year price target of $10.27 (37.48% upside potential) and a current book value of $9.76. According to "MarkeWatch" AINV is highly undervalued, and a 52 week price drop of 28% solidifies this point. AINV is a solid company with a five year income growth rate of 8.43% despite the adversity of the market. ROA is 5% and ROE is 14.11%. Earnings per Share is 1.33 and a P/E ratio of 5.6x. Another reason AINV is a solid pick is because of its quaraterly dividend payment of $0.28 per share, for a 15% return. If this company were to hit its 1 yr price target, that would turn a $1,000 investment into $1,515 within a year (including dividend payments) resulting in a whopping 51.5% return.
2.) CPI Corp (NYSE:CPY) is currently trading at $6.51 with a 1 year price target of $20.20 (210.29% upside potential). CPY had a 52 week price drop of 74.98% and is floating near a bottom. At this price it's a Strong Buy. ROA is 3.16% and ROE is 15.67%, current earnings per share is .22 and a P/E ratio of 29.4x. CPY also offers a $0.25 per share quarterly dividend, for a 15.36% return. If this company were to hit its 1 yr price target, that would turn a $1,000 investment into $3,243 within a year (including dividend payments) for an astounding and unmatched 224.3% return.
3.) Prospect Capital Corporation (NASDAQ:PSEC) is currently trading at $8.47 with a 1 year price target of $9.67 (1417% upside potential) and a current book value of $10.36 (22.31% upside potential) which shows exactly how undervalued this stock is. PSEC has a 5 year net income growth rate of 55.76 with a profit margin of 69.77% to back it up. ROA is 5.87% and ROE is 12.95%, current earnings per share of 1.38 and a P/E ratio of 6.1x. PSEC is also offering a $0.10 per share monthly dividend, resulting in a 14.17% return.
4.) Fifth Street Finance Corp (NASDAQ:FSC) is currently trading at $9.28 with a 1 year price target of $12.13 (30.71% upside potential) with a current book value of $10.72. EPS is .94 and P/E ratio is 9.8x. ROA is 5.08% and ROE is 8.82%. Current monthly dividend is $0.11 per share, which is a 14.22% yield over one year. The stock has a mean analyst rating of 'buy'. Great fundamental data from this corporation makes it a solid investment choice for any portfolio.
5.) Tele Norte LesteParticipacoes (NYSE:TNE) is currently trading at $9.34 with a 1 year price target of $16.58 (77.52% upside potential) and a current book value of $16.39, this shows a highly undervalued company trading near its low, and at the brink of a recovery. Current dividend yield shows 24.23% with a beta of .89, so this is a less risky choice than the market itself. Current EPS is .85 and P/E ratio of 10.9x. The 50 day moving average is $11.31 and the 200 day moving average is $14.91. Overall a great pick.
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