To say the least, this year has been a roller coaster for companies and profits. The current economic situation has brought a very difficult task of choosing stocks in order to obtain both short and long term profits for investors. I have found four stocks that are bargains at the current price and are expected to see at least 100% growth in earning per share. With this type of growth in EPS, investors can expect to see a rise in stock price as well:
Nutrisystem, Inc.(NTRI) is a provider of a weight management system based on a low-calorie, portion controlled, prepared meal program. The current market price is $11.10 with a one-year analyst price target of $16.75. This represents a 51% upside potential. Also, NTRI offers a fantastic dividend yield of 6.11%. The company's day’s sales in inventory have been higher than its subsector average for each of the past five years. Compared to the Food Products subsector, NTRI is currently trading at a significant discount based on both Trailing P/E and Forward PEG. NTRI is currently experiencing a downward trend in sales, but this trend will soon be reversed with the launch of a new line of products. Nutrisystem is launching a new packaging, formulations, menu items and personalized solutions for continued weight management. Also, there is a new marketing campaign that will feature 2 “A-List” celebrities to promote their products. Analysts believe that EPS will jump 109% making this a great choice for substantial gains.
Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (TTWO) is a global publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software. The Company's business consists of its wholly owned labels Rockstar Games and 2K, which publishes its titles under 2K Games, 2K Sports and 2K Play. It develops, publishes, markets and sells software titles for gaming and entertainment hardware platforms and peripherals including: Sony's PlayStation and PSP, Microsoft's Xbox 360, Nintendo's Wii and DS, Personal Computers and Apple's products as well. The current market price is $14.59, with a one-year analyst price target of $17.45. This represents a 19.6% upside potential. The current EPS is .09 with a P/E of 156.72x. Take-Two Interactive had an EPS of -1.93 in March 2007 and once the new version of GTA was released, EPS jumped to 1.22. Next spring begins a new fiscal year, which is also when GTA 5 is scheduled to be released. Analysts are predicting a 1,200% rise in EPS for TTWO. TTWO's 0.7 Forward PEG is at the low end of its 5-year range (lowest 0.4 to highest 5) and trailing P/E of 15.4 represents an 11% discount to its 5-year average of 17.4. Right now is the perfect opportunity to capitalize on future gains from this company.
GrafTech International Ltd. (GTI) manufactures a range of graphite electrodes, products for the production of electric arc furnace steel and various other ferrous and nonferrous metals. The current price is $15.13 with a one-year analyst price target of $24.38. This represents a 61.14% upside potential. GrafTech has beat analyst earnings estimates the past 6 quarters, so I feel the one-year analyst price target is very conservative, and is safe to expect more. Analysts are also expecting EPS to increase from .31 to 1.57 (over 400%) in one year.
The company's gross profit margin and its days' sales in inventory have been higher than its subsector average for each of the past five years. I also like the fact that this company has recently announced the successful completion of the refinancing of its principal revolving credit facility. This shows dedication and commitment towards lowering costs while increasing growth.
GTI's forward PEG of 0.7 represents a 59% Discount to its 5-year average of 1.8. If the Forward PEG returned to historical form, the stock would trade at $36.92 (144% upside potential). The company continues to grow, yet the price is heavily discounted leaving great potential for a substantial turn around in price.
RTI International Metals, Inc. (RTI) is a producer and supplier of titanium mill products, and a manufacturer of fabricated titanium and specialty metal components for the international aerospace, defense, energy and industrial/consumer markets. The current market price is $27.30, with a one-year analyst price target of $32.80. This represents a 20.15% upside potential. Also, analysts that are optimistic say"
As we are in the early stages of a cyclical recovery, we continue to apply a 12x EV/EBITDA multiple to our revised CY12 estimates to arrive at our $42 price target.
This price target would represent an upside of 54%. RTI's day’s sales in inventory is the highest within its Nonferrous Metals subsector. Analysts also predict that with the amount of titanium used to build the new Boeing Dreamliner EPS should see an increase of 215%. This is a great stock to buy early and wait for profits to roll in.
Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours.