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6 Undervalued Peter Lynch Stocks With Rising Prices

Peter Lynch Value gives wide margin of safety

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Sep 29, 2017
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According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above the current prices. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have positive 12-month performance.

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. (AXL) is trading around $18.21 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $54.62, which undervalues it with a margin of safety of 67%. The stock started its positive upward trend three months ago; it registered a gain of 24.2% as of Friday.

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The auto parts manufacturer and designer has a market cap of $2.03 billion and enterprise value of $5.72 billion.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 6.17, which is higher than 97% of companies in the Global Auto Parts industry. The price is 14.31% below its 52-week high and 44.41% above its 52-week low. The price-book ratio is 1.57.

Barrow, Hanley, Mewhinney & Strauss with 3.38% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by

Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.85%, Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.52% and  Lee Ainslie (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.23%.

AutoNation Inc. (AN) is trading around $48.28 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $57.37, which gives it a 16% margin of safety. The stock started its positive upward trend three months ago; it has risen 17.8% as of Monday.

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The auto and truck dealer, has a market cap of $4.59 billion and enterprise value of $7.14 billion.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 12.13 which is higher than 80% of companies in the Global Auto and Truck Dealerships industry. The price is 10.16% below its 52-week high and 26.39% above its 52-week low. The price-book ratio is 1.99.

The largest guru shareholder is

Edward Lampert (Trades, Portfolio) with 5.19% followed by Bill Nygren (Trades, Portfolio) with 3.61% and Bill Gates (Trades, Portfolio) with 2%.

AMN Healthcare Services Inc. (AMN) is trading around $42.8 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $59.25, which gives it a margin of safety of 28%. The stock started its positive upward trend three months ago; it registered a gain of 13.4% of Friday.

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The medical care company has a market cap of $2.05 billion and enterprise value of $2.38 billion.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 18.17, which is higher than 78% of companies in the Global Medical Care industry. The price is 2.39% below its 52-week high and 64.62% above its 52-week low. The P/B ratio is 4.09.

Royce with 2.44% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by

Columbia Wanger (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.94% and Joel Greenblatt (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.81%

Unum Group (UNM) is trading around $51.33 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $62.5, giving it an 18% margin of safety. The stock started its positive upward trend three months ago; it now registers positive performance of 13.1%.

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The company has a market cap of $11.85 billion and enterprise value of $13.31 billion.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 12.37, which is higher than 70% of companies in the Global Insurance - Life industry. The price is 0.33% below its 52-week high and 48.57% above its 52-week low. The P/B ratio is 1.25.

Donald Smith (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.58% of outstanding shares is the largest investor among the gurus followed by

NWQ Managers (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.19%, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.32%, Simons with 0.11% and Ken Fisher (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Methanex Corp. (MEOH) is trading around $51.3 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $64.68, which gives it a 12% margin of safety. The stock started its positive upward trend three months ago; it gained 22% as of Friday.

The chemical manufacturer has a market cap of $4.48 billion and enterprise value of $5.96 billion.

The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 18.92, which is lower than 614% of companies in the Global Chemicals industry. The price is 3.84% below its 52-week high and 58.04% above its 52-week low. The P/B ratio is 18.92.

The largest shareholder among the gurus is Greenblatt with 0.6% followed by Simons with 0.44% and

Jeremy Grantham (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.02%.

Penske Automotive Group Inc. (PAG) is trading around $46.86 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $64.93, giving it a 28% margin of safety. The stock started its positive upward trend three months ago; it has risen 30.7% as of Friday.

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The company has a market cap of $4.03 billion and enterprise value of $9.72 billion.

The stock is trading with a price-earnings ratio of 11.55, which is higher than 76% of companies in the Global Auto and Truck Dealerships industry. The price is 16.40% below its 52-week high and 22.25% above its 52-week low. The P/B ratio is 2.11.

The largest guru shareholder is Keeley Asset Management Corp (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.79% followed by

Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.61%, Simons with 0.43% and Tom Gayner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.07%.

Disclosure: I do not own any shares of any stocks mentioned in this article.

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