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5 Value Stocks Soaring Over 100% in 2017

  • (0:20) - Value vs. Growth
  • (2:00) Value Stocks That Are Beating Growth
  • (3:15) - Tracey's Top Stock Picks
  • (11:50) - How Are Other Sectors Performing?
  • (14:45) - Episode Roundup:

Welcome to Episode #50 of the Value Investor Podcast

Every week, Tracey Ryniec, the editor of Zacks Value Investor portfolio service, shares some of her top value investing tips and stock picks.

In 2017, it has been all about the growth stocks. Investors have been pouring into the “sure thing” FANG stocks.

But that’s not the only game in town. Some value stocks have surprised with huge 2017 rallies of their own.

For instance, look at Newell Brands NWL. It is up about 19% year-to-date, which is outperforming big growth retailer Ulta Beauty ULTA which is up just 2%.

But what about those value stocks that are really crushing it?

Tracey did a screen of value stocks that were up over 100% in 2017 and came up with 17 stocks.

There’s more going on with value stocks then the headlines let on. You can get momentum and big returns with cheap valuations.  

5 Value Stocks Soaring Over 100% in 2017

1.      Applied Optoelectronics AAOI does business in the hot Internet data center industry. Shares are up 198% year-to-date as its largest clients are Microsoft, Amazon and Facebook. Even with the surge in the shares, it still trades with a forward P/E of just 15.8.

2.    Weight Watchers WTW was a value stock earlier this year but with the shares up 202% year-to-date, it now trades with a forward P/E of 27. Value investors will have to be patient with this one. Investors are banking on continued double digit earnings growth.

3.    CAI International CAI is seeing the utilization rates for its containers soar. It pre-announced that Q3 utilization would be over 98%. Earnings are expected to soar 352% this year.

4.    Triton International TRTN is the largest container company in the world. Like CAI, it is expected to see triple digit earnings growth in 2017. It has a forward P/E of just 13.7.

5.    KEMET Corporation KEM has been in business since 1919 making electronic components. What makes its business so special that the shares are up 122% year-to-date?

Find out the answers to this and more on this week’s podcast.

[In full disclosure, Tracey owns shares of NWL and ULTA in her personal portfolio.]

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