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3 Stocks Shining as Bargains

These companies may interest value investors

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May 23, 2022
Summary
  • Comcast Corp, Manulife Financial Corp and Target Corp seem cheap.
  • They have achieved robust dividend growth over the past 3 years
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When browsing the market for bargain opportunities in U.S.-listed stocks, investors may want to consider the following stocks, as they meet the criteria below:

  • A price-earnings ratio of less than 20.
  • A lower enterprise value-to-Ebitda ratio versus the historical mean of the S&P 500 over the past eight years (which is currently 10.54).
  • Robust dividend growth over the past three years.

Comcast Corp

The first stock that qualifies is Comcast Corp. (

CMCSA, Financial), a Philadelphia-based global media and telecommunications company.

The stock was trading at $42.01 per share at close on Friday for a market cap of $188.21 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 13.55 (versus the industry median of 16.93) and an enterprise value-to-Ebitda ratio of 7.27 (versus the industry median of 8.76).

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Comcast Corp.’s three-year dividend growth rate is 9.60% versus the industry median of -30.70%.

GuruFocus assigned a score of 4 out of 10 to the company's financial strength and 9 out of 10 to its profitability.

On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of overweight and an average target price of approximately $55.63 per share.

Manulife Financial Corp

The second stock that makes the cut is Manulife Financial Corp (

MFC, Financial), a Canadian insurance and asset management company serving individuals and institutional clients in North America and internationally.

The stock closed at $17.52 per share on Friday for a market cap of $33.67 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 4.81 (versus the industry median of 10.68) and an enterprise value-to-Ebitda ratio of 3.16 (versus the industry median of 7.24).

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Manulife Financial Corp.'s three-year dividend growth rate is 8.70% versus the industry median of 4.40%.

GuruFocus assigned a score of 6 out of 10 to the company's financial strength and 7 out of 10 to its profitability.

On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of hold and an average target price of $21.11 per share.

Target Corp

The third stock that meets the criteria is Target Corp. (

TGT, Financial), a Minneapolis-based operator of almost 2,000 discount stores in the U.S. where consumers can find a large assortment of consumer defensive goods, including groceries, apparel, home products, toys and electronics.

The stock closed at $155.36 per share on Friday for a market cap of $72.04 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 11.04 (versus the industry median of 15.99) and an enterprise value-to-Ebitda ratio of 6.89 (versus the industry median of 9.28).

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Target Corp.'s three-year dividend growth rate is 7.80% versus the industry median of 2.95%.

GuruFocus assigned a score of 6 out of 10 to the company's financial strength and 8 out of 10 to its profitability.

On Wall Street, the stock has a median recommendation rating of overweight and an average target price of $201.89 per share.

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