Stocks Under $10: Finance Stocks Rated Buy – Investment Bankers, Investment Managers and Foreign Banks

Richard Suttmeier |

At www.ValuEngine.com we show that the Finance sector is 12.9% overvalued, with the Investment Bankers industry 8.8% overvalued, Investment Management industry 22.5% overvalued and Banks-Foreign industry 6.3% overvalued. All eleven stocks in today’s table have complete ValuEngine data and have enough price data to have most value levels, risky levels and pivots.

FBRC – has been below $10 since the week of January 4, 2008.
JNS – has been below $10 since the week of July 15, 2011.
LYG – has been below $10 since the week of December 12, 2008.
MFG – has been below $10 since the week of September 26, 2008.
MTU – has been below $10 since the week of June 27, 2008.
NMR – has been below $10 since the week of November 14, 2008.
OZM – has only been below $10 since November 7, 2012.
PZN – has been below $10 since the week of October 3, 2008.
SAN – has been below $10 since the week of December 19, 2008.
SMFG – has been below $10 since the week of August 12, 2011.
WETF – has been below $10 for at least five years with a low of 52 cents in March 2009.

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 OZM by 32.7%. The most overvalued stock is MFG by 17.3%.
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 eleven Buy 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 LYG with a gain of 94.9%. There were no losers.
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. There is not a single stock expected to be lower over the next twelve months. The projected biggest gainer is LYG with a gain of 12.2%.
P/E Ratios – Four stocks have single-digit twelve month trailing P/E ratios. NMR & WETF have extremely elevated P/E ratios at 51.6 and 80.9.
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
FBRC FBR & Co
JNS Janus Capital Group Inc
LYG Lloyds Banking Group Plc American Depositary Share
MFG Mizuho Financial Group Inc. Sponosred ADR (Japan)
MTU Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc.
NMR Nomura Holdings Inc ADR American Depositary Shares
OZM Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC Class A Shar
PZN Pzena Investment Management Inc Class A
SAN Banco Santander SA ADR
SMFG Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc Unsponsored Am
Sun Life Fin 9QR Sun Life Financial Inc. Class A Non-Cumulative Floating Rate Preferred Shares Series 9QR
SLF.PR.J:CA Sun Life Financial Inc. Class A Non-Cumulative Flo
SLF.PR.J:AP Sun Life Financial Inc. Class A Non-Cumulative Flo
SLF.PR.J:PU Sun Life Financial Inc. Class A Non-Cumulative Flo
SLF.PR.J:CH Sun Life Financial Inc. Class A Non-Cumulative Flo
SLF.PR.J:CX Sun Life Financial Inc. Class A Non-Cumulative Flo
WETF WisdomTree Investments Inc.

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