Stocks Under $10: A Look at Biofuels Companies

Richard Suttmeier |

Biofuels StocksAt www.ValuEngine.com we show that the Oils-Energy sector is 5.2% undervalued, with the Biofuels industry 16.1% overvalued. All eight of the stocks in today’s table have complete ValuEngine data and have enough price data to have most value levels, risky levels and pivots.

Amyris, Inc. (AMRS) – has only been below $10 since February 10, 2012.
Green Plains Renewable Energy, Inc. (GPRE) – has only been below $10 since April 18, 2012.
GreenHunter Energy, Inc. (GRH) – has been below $10 since the week of November 14, 2008.
KiOR, Inc. (KIOR) – has only been below $10 since May 23, 2012.
Renewable Energy Group, Inc. (REGI) – has only been below $10 since April 16, 2012.
Rentech, Inc. (RTK) – has been below $4.10 for at least five years.
Solazyme, Inc. (SZYM) – has only been below $10 since October 18, 2012.
Verenium Corporation (VRNM) – was as high as $149.23 in February 2007 and has been below $10 since the week of July 10, 2009.

 

Biofuels Stocks Under 10

Reading the Table

OV / UN Valued – The stocks with a red number are undervalued by this percentage. Those with a black number are overvalued by that percentage according to ValuEngine. The most undervalued stock in today’s table is VRNM by 68.4%. The most overvalued stock is RTK by 83.5%.

VE Rating – A “1-Engine” rating is a Strong Sell, a “2-Engine” rating is a Sell, a “3-Engine” rating is a Hold, a “4-Engine” rating is a Buy and a “5-Engine” rating is a Strong Buy. We have one Buy rated stock (REGI), three Hold rated stocks, three Sell rated stocks and one Strong Sell rated stock (AMRS).

Last 12-Month Return (%) – Stocks with a Red number declined by that percentage over the last twelve months. Stocks with a Black number increased by that percentage over the past twelve months! The biggest gainer over the past twelve months is GRH higher by 97.8%. The biggest loser is AMRS with a loss of 73.5%.

Forecast 1-Year Return – Stocks with a Red number are projected to decline by that percentage over the next twelve months. Stocks with a Black number in the Table are projected to move higher by that percentage over the next twelve months. The best performer is expected to be REGI but only with a gain of 8.3%. The biggest loser is projected to be AMRS with a loss of 31.0%.

P/E Ratios – Only two stocks have P/E ratios with REGI having a single-digit twelve month trailing P/E ratio. RTK has an extremely elevated P/E ratio.

Value Level: is the price at which to enter a GTC Limit Order to buy on weakness. The letters mean; W-Weekly, M-Monthly, Q-Quarterly, S-Semiannual and A- Annual.

Pivot: A level between a value level and risky level that acts as a magnet during the time frame noted.

Risky Level: is the price at which to enter a GTC Limit Order to sell on strength.

Where to Buy and Where to Sell

A “Value Level” is a price at which buyers should add to positions on market price weakness. A “Risky Level” is a price at which sellers should reduce holdings on market price gains. A "Pivot" is a support or resistance (Value Level or Risky Level) that was violated in its time horizon, acting as a magnet during the remainder of that time horizon.  These levels are calculated in weekly (W), monthly (M), quarterly (Q), semiannual (S) and annual (A) time horizons, based on the past nine closes in each time horizon. My theory is that the closes over a nine-year period are the summation of all bullish and bearish events for that market or specific stock. These levels are the most important element of my Buy and Trade Strategy.

Buy and Trade Guidelines

Investors should consider entering good until cancelled (GTC) orders to buy weakness to a value level, or to sell strength to a risky level.

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Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
GRH GreenHunter Resources n/a n/a n/a n/a
REGI Renewable Energy Group Inc. 9.80 -0.10 -1.01 360,266
MRC MRC Global Inc. 20.80 0.46 2.26 1,049,509
RTK Rentech Inc. 1.50 -0.06 -3.85 289,519
SZYM Solazyme Inc. n/a n/a n/a n/a
AMRS Amyris Inc. 0.84 0.02 1.91 1,636,088
GPRE Green Plains Inc. 27.35 0.15 0.55 670,882

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