The stock markets of late are in an uptrend and the stocks with compelling valuations are being picked up by investors. Our algorithms detected the securities that are following the broader market trend but have diminishing volume support. The S&P 500 has gained 1.6% during the last 30 trading days but these securities gained 3-13% in the same time period.
HNI Corp (NYSE:HNI): HNI Corporation and its subsidiaries engage in designing, manufacturing and marketing office furniture and hearth products. The company’s office furniture product offering is sold to dealers, wholesalers, national office product distributors, end-user customers and federal, state and local governments. The firm has a Return on Assets (ROA) of 2.7% and a Return on Equity (ROE) of 6.51%. The company pays a dividend of $0.905, yielding 4.25%. The stock is expected to earn $0.44 per share next quarter and $0.94 per share this year. The stock is trading at 31.51 times current earnings multiple. HNI is currently trading at $21.89, falling $9.85 or 31% this year.
Asbury Automotive Group (NYSE:ABG): Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. is an automotive retailer in the United States. Asbury offers a range of automotive products and services, including new and used vehicles; vehicle maintenance, replacement parts and collision repair services; and financing, insurance and service contracts. The firm has a ROA of 3.63% and a ROE of 18.06%. The stock is expected to earn $0.44 per share next quarter and $1.75 per share this year. The stock is trading at 12.26 times current earnings multiple. ABG is currently trading at $19.30, raising $0.54 or 2.88% this year.
Landauer Inc (NYSE:LDR): Landauer, Inc. and its subsidiaries provide technical and analytical services to determine occupational and environmental radiation exposure. The company is a domestic provider of outsourced medical physics services. The Stock has a ROA of 16.6% and a ROE of 31.68%. LDR pays a dividend of $2.20, yielding 4.31%. The stock is expected to earn $0.64 per share next quarter and $2.64 per share this year. The company is trading at 20.17 times current earnings multiple. LDR is currently trading at $52.03, falling $7.93 or 13.2% this year.
Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR): Worthington Industries, Inc. operates as a diversified metals processing company, focused on steel value-added steel processing and manufactured metal products in the United States, Canada and Europe. The company has a ROA of 6.42% and a ROE of 13.82%. The stock pays a dividend of $0.42, yielding 2.64%. WOR is expected to earn $0.36 per share next quarter and $1.62 per share this year. The firm is trading at 9.96 times current earnings multiple. WOR is currently trading at $16.30, falling $2.72 or 14.3% this year.
RPM International (NYSE:RPM): RPM International Inc. and its subsidiaries manufacture, market and sell various specialty chemical product lines, including specialty paints, protective coatings, roofing systems, sealants and adhesives. The company has a ROA of 5.53% and a ROE of 14.83%. The stock pays a dividend of $0.84, yielding 4.02%. The stock is expected to earn $0.01 per share next quarter and $1.58 per share this year. RPM is trading at 13.86 times current earnings multiple. RPM is currently trading at $21.25, falling $1.05 or 4.71% this year.
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