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The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Arotech, Electromed, Nobilis Health, Petrofac and TTM Technologies

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Chicago, IL – April 08, 2016 – Zacks.com announces the list of stocks featured in the Analyst Blog. Every day the Zacks Equity Research analysts discuss the latest news and events impacting stocks and the financial markets. Stocks recently featured in the blog include Arotech Corporation (ARTX), Electromed, Inc. (ELMD), Nobilis Health Corp. (HLTH), Petrofac Limited (POFCY) and TTM Technologies Inc. (TTMI).

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Here are highlights from Thursday’s Analyst Blog:

Top 5 Growth Stocks Under $10

Making big gains on a small budget may sound too good to be true. But the idea is worth pursuing, especially with the help of low-priced stocks. Of course, what may be a low price for one may not be for another. So here we’re considering stocks that are priced low enough for everyone, i.e. stocks under $10.

So how can investors be confident that the low-priced stocks they are considering would yield significant returns over the long term? Basically, there is no magic formula or set theory, but little things that make these stocks more attractive.

They could for instance have good growth prospects or have something of value that makes them potential acquisition targets. Specifically, these stocks may allow for a lower initial investment, offer greater potential for price appreciation and flaunt low P/Es.

Investor returns are significant with even a minuscule gain in stock price, as the percentage gain on such stocks is a lot higher.

Thus, for people who appreciate the power of a discount and at the same time want to make the most out of low-priced stocks, we offer a few potential picks that are still priced short of perfection.

The Strategy

Using our new style score system, we have zeroed in on five cheap stocks that flaunt excellent prospects and might prove to be a boon for growth investors. Our research shows that stocks with Growth Style Scores of ‘A’ or ‘B’ when combined with a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy) offer the best investment opportunities in the growth investing space.

All these growth bets sport a P/E below 20, have a solid Zacks Rank and an attractive Growth Style Score. Moreover, these stocks are currently trading below $10, which makes them all the more attractive.

The Picks

Arotech Corporation (ARTX) provides defense and security products worldwide. The company operates two business divisions: Training and Simulation, and Power Systems. The company was formerly known as Electric Fuel Corporation and changed its name to Arotech Corporation in Sep 2003. Arotech was founded in 1990 and is based in Ann Arbor, MI.

Zacks Rank: #1
Growth Score: A
Stock trading at: $2.69
P/E: 14.2 (versus 15.6 for the industry)

Founded in 1992, Electromed, Inc. ( ELMD) develops, manufactures, markets and sells products that provide airway clearance therapy to patients with compromised pulmonary function. The company's products are primarily used in the home health care market and in hospitals. Electromed is headquartered in New Prague, MN.

Zacks Rank: #1
Growth Score: A
Stock trading at: $4.18
P/E: 13.1 (versus 20.8 for the industry)

Nobilis Health Corp. (HLTH) owns and manages ambulatory and acute care facilities for healthcare services. In addition, it owns and manages ambulatory surgery centers, acute care hospital, imaging centers and urgent care clinic. The company operates primarily in Houston, and Dallas, TX and Scottsdale, AZ. Nobilis Health is headquartered in Houston.

Zacks Rank: #2
Growth Score: A
Stock trading at: $3.29
P/E: 4.8 (versus 15.1 for the industry)

Based in St Helier, the Channel Islands, Petrofac Limited ( POFCY) is an oilfield service company serving the oil and gas production and processing industry. It operates in four segments: Onshore Engineering & Construction, Offshore Projects & Operations, Engineering & Consulting Services and Integrated Energy Services. The company has operations primarily in the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Turkmenistan, Malaysia, Algeria, Kuwait, Qatar and other countries.

Zacks Rank: #2
Growth Score: A
Stock trading at: $6.14
P/E: 8.8 (versus 116.8 for the industry)

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Costa Mesa, CA, TTM Technologies Inc. (TTMI) provides time-critical, one-stop manufacturing services for highly complex printed circuit boards. Its printed circuit boards serve as the foundation of electronic products such as routers, switches, computer memory modules and communications infrastructure equipment. Its customers include manufacturers of these electronic products and their suppliers.

Zacks Rank: #2
Growth Score: A
Stock trading at: $6.61
P/E: 7.3 (versus 16.7 for the industry)

Last Words

We thus advise investors to look beyond stocks in the limelight, and invest instead in these hidden gems at throwaway prices, banking on the Zacks Rank and style score system, as these could yield impressive returns going forward.

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