Stocks Under $10: Oil & Gas Drilling Companies

Richard Suttmeier |

Crude Oil, USOAt www.ValuEngine.com we show that the Oils-Energy sector is 1.6% undervalued, with the Oil & Gas – Drilling industry 1.2% undervalued. All six 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.

AAV – has been below $10 since the week of October 3, 2008.
HERO – has been below $10 since the week of October 17, 2008.
PACD – has only been below $10 since November 27, 2012.
PDS – has only been below $10 since April 3, 2012.
PKD – has been below $10 since the week of July 18, 2008.
VTG – has only been below $10 for at least five years.

Reading the Table

UV / 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 AAV by 41.6%. The only overvalued stock is PACD by 5.8%.

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 (PDS) and five 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 VTG with a gain of 62.4%. The biggest loser is PKD with a loss of 37.3%.

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 PDS but only with a gain of 5.8%. The biggest loser is projected to be AAV but with a loss of only 4.1%.

P/E Ratios – Two stocks (PDS & PKD) have single-digit twelve month trailing P/E ratios, and PACD 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.

DISCLOSURE: The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors, and do not represent the views of equities.com. Readers should not consider statements made by the author as formal recommendations and should consult their financial advisor before making any investment decisions. To read our full disclosure, please go to: http://www.equities.com/disclaimer

Companies

Symbol Name Price Change % Volume
PACD Pacific Drilling Ltd 4.33 -0.10 -2.26 295,482
MGT:CA Mines Management Inc. n/a n/a n/a 0
PDS Precision Drilling Corporation 5.52 -0.04 -0.72 4,488,242
PKD Parker Drilling Company 2.40 -0.05 -2.04 803,047
AAV Advantage Oil & Gas Ltd 7.20 -0.15 -2.04 98,839

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