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Value Screeners Identify Cheap Company Stocks

Technology and health care sectors offer bargain investments

August 29, 2016 | About:

As discussed in a previous article, the value screeners offer helpful investing insights. Not only do the screeners list good company stocks in which to invest, they can also identify which stock markets are undervalued.

As of Aug. 29 more than 2,800 global stocks made at least one of the value screeners, as shown in the table below.

Screener name

USA

Canada

UK / Ireland

Europe

Asia

Oceania

Latin America

Africa

Ben Graham net-net (BGN)

184

73

47

245

607

21

4

6

Undervalued predictable (UVP)

56

10

17

78

46

6

19

5

Buffett-Munger (BFM)

43

4

12

60

64

3

18

4

Historical low p/s (LPS)

23

0

9

36

41

3

11

2

Historical low p/b (LPB)

24

2

10

48

61

4

10

3

Peter Lynch growth (PLG)

22

3

23

73

90

4

19

7

Walter Schloss (WTS)

18

19

64

89

471

15

11

3

Total

370

111

182

629

1380

56

92

30

Across all eight regions, the number of stocks that made the value screeners increased during August. Some screeners had high increases: for example, the Ben Graham Net-Net Screener added nearly 200 Asian companies since Aug. 3. This suggests that Asian stock markets are moderately undervalued and present good investing opportunities.

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As of Aug. 29, several Asian stock markets have high projected annual rates of return. Among the developed countries, Singapore has the highest projected annual return at 17.9%. With a total market valuation / gross national product ratio of just 20, the Russian stock market is severely undervalued.

U.S. companies trade at cheap prices, too

Even though the U.S. stock market is significantly overvalued, some sectors still trade at deeply low prices relative to their net-net working capital, one of Ben Graham

About the author:

James Li
I am an editorial researcher at GuruFocus. I have a Master's in Finance from SMU, and I enjoy writing reports on financial trends and investor portfolios. Follow me on Twitter at @JamesLiGuru!

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