Stocks Under $10: Are These Consumer Staples Undervalued?

Richard Suttmeier |

Stocks Under $10: Are These Consumer Staples Undervalued?At www.ValuEngine.com we show that the Consumer Staples sector is the most overvalued by 28.8%. Agricultural Operations is 64.5% overvalued, and Newspaper Publishing industry is 55.4% overvalued. All 19 stocks in today’s table have complete ValuEngine data and have enough price data to have most value levels, risky levels and pivots.

Feihe International, Inc. (ADY) – has been below $10 since the week of June 3, 2011.
A. H. Belo Corporation (AHC) – has been below $10 since the week of May 9, 2008.
Cott Corporation (COT) – has been below $10 since the week of September 28, 2007.
Chiquita Brands International Inc. (CQB) – had been below $10 since the week of March 9, 2012.
The Dolan Company (DM) – has been below $10 since the week of March 2, 2012.
The Female Health Company (FHCO) – has been below $8.50 for at least five years.
Journal Communications Inc. (JRN) – has been below $10 since the week of October 19, 2007.
Coffee Holding Co.Inc. (JVA) – has been below $10 since the week of April 13, 2012.
The McClatchy Company (MNI) – has been below $10 since the week of May 16, 2008.
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. (MSO) – has been below $10 since the week of December 28, 2007.
The New York Times Company (NYT) – has only been below $10 since October 25, 2012.
Omega Protein Corp. (OME) – has been below $10 since the week of November 18, 2011.
Pilgrim's Pride Corporation (PPC) – has been below $10 since the week of May 14, 2010.
REEDS, Inc. (REED) – had been below $10 since the week of August 10, 2007.
S&W Seed Company (SANW) – has been below $8.75 since the week of June 18, 2010.
Inventure Foods, Inc. (SNAK) – has been below $7.75 for at least five years.
Stewart Enterprises Inc. (STEI) – has been below $10 for at least five years.
SunOpta Inc. (STKL) – has been below $10 since the week of January 25, 2008.
Star Scientific, Inc. (STSI) – has been below $6 for at least five years.

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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 is DM by 57.2%. The most overvalued stock is REED by 63.9%.

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 stock rated Strong Buy (SANW), five Buy rated stocks and thirteen Hold rated stocks.

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 winner over the last twelve months is REED with a gain of 280.4%. The biggest loser was DM with a loss of 62.8%.

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. SANW is expected to be up 12.2% over the next twelve months.

P/E Ratios – Three stocks have single-digit twelve month trailing P/E ratios (ASY, JRN & MNI). REED has an extremely elevated P/E ratio at 155.2.

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
AHC A.H. Belo Corporation 7.41 -0.38 -4.88 154,007
COT Cott Corporation 14.65 -0.38 -2.53 867,787
DM Dominion Midstream Partners LP representing Limite 24.61 0.15 0.61 214,044
FHCO Female Health Company (The) 1.29 0.05 4.03 140,677
FRC.P.B First Republic Bank Depositary Shares Representing 25.76 0.01 0.04 12,749
JVA Coffee Holding Co. Inc. 5.49 -0.09 -1.63 30,164
MNI McClatchy Company (The) 15.09 -0.09 -0.59 11,864
MSO Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0
NYT New York Times Company (The) 12.34 -0.10 -0.80 500,101
OME Omega Protein Corporation 23.64 -0.47 -1.95 185,807
PPC Pilgrim\'s Pride Corporation 20.90 -0.06 -0.29 851,694
REED Reeds Inc. 3.58 -0.02 -0.56 86,610
SANW S&W Seed Company 5.07 0.10 2.01 101,578
SNAK Inventure Foods Inc. 9.41 -0.08 -0.84 57,447
STKL SunOpta Inc. 6.91 -0.05 -0.72 375,711

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