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The stock of Manulife Financial (NYSE:MFC, 30-year Financials) is believed to be modestly undervalued, according to GuruFocus Value calculation. GuruFocus Value is GuruFocus' estimate of the fair value at which the stock should be traded. It is calculated based on the historical multiples that the stock has traded at, the past business growth and analyst estimates of future business performance. If the price of a stock is significantly above the GF Value Line, it is overvalued and its future return is likely to be poor. On the other hand, if it is significantly below the GF Value Line,

0 Views    GF Value    2021-04-16 03:12
These could be bargain opportunities

If you are in search of bargain opportunities, then you may want to consider the three securities listed, below as they seem underestimated by the market. Their trailing 12-month and forward price-earnings to growth (PEG) ratios trade below 1.5, which, as of March 25, approximately corresponds to the S&P 500's historical mean value.

The PEG ratio is calculated as the price-earnings ratio without non-recurring items (NRI) divided by the five-year Ebitda growth rate. The forward PEG ratio is calculated as the price-earnings ratio without NRI divided by the predicted future five-year earnings per share growth rate.

Wall Street sell-side analysts

114 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2021-03-26 16:10
The Travelers Companies makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, the following guru-owned insurance stocks have outperformed the S&P 500 Index over the past 12 months through March 24.

Prudential

Prudential PLC (PUK) has a market cap of $56.39 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 97.35% over the past year.

As of Wednesday, the share price was 167.79% above the 52-week low and 3.87% below the 52-week high.

The company has a GuruFocus profitability rating of 5 out of 10. While the return on equity of 10.54% is outperforming the industry, the return on assets of 0.44%

99 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2021-03-24 15:58
Intel makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, as of March 8, the following companies are trading below their Peter Lynch fair values with wide margins of safety and have had positive performances over the past 12 months.

Intel

Intel Corp. (INTC) was trading around $59.23 per share as of March 8. The Peter Lynch fair value is $84.62, which suggests the stock is undervalued with a 30% margin of safety. The stock has registered a 52-week increase of 1.68%.

The chipmaker has a market cap of $239 billion and an enterprise value of $251 billion.

899 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2021-03-08 15:59
These businesses could represent bargain opportunities

When looking for bargain opportunities, one method is to search for stocks whose share prices are trading near or below the intrinsic value estimated by the GuruFocus Value Line. This unique intrinsic value calculation from GuruFocus considers the following three components:

  • The stock's historical multiples such as the price-earnings (PE) ratio, the price-sales (PS) ratio, the price-book (PB) ratio and the price-to-free-cash-flow (PFCF) ratio.
  • A GuruFocus adjustment factor based on past returns and growth of the company.
  • Estimations of future business performance.

Thus, value investors may want to consider the following three securities, as they are undervalued according

146 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-12-31 17:14
These stocks are trading at compelling valuations

As of Nov. 20, three stocks appear to be undervalued by the market as their price-earnings ratios without non-recurring items trade below 20 while their price-earnings to growth (PEG) ratios are less than 1.

Furthermore, these stocks have received positive recommendation ratings from sell-side analysts on Wall Street.

Manulife Financial

The first company that makes the cut is Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC), a Canadian insurance and asset management company, serving individuals and institutional clients in North America and internationally.

As of Nov. 20, the price-earnings ratio without NRI is 8.36, which appeals more than the industry median of 12.2, while

222 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-11-22 21:52
MetLife tops the list

As of Sept. 29, the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, a Premium feature, found that the following insurance companies have low price-earnings ratios and are owned by gurus. While some of them are great value investments, others may need to be researched more carefully, according to the discounted cash flow calculator.

Progressive

With a market cap of $54.80 billion, Progressive Corp. (PGR) has a price-earnings ratio of 12.56 and a price-book ratio of 3.39. According to the DCF calculator, the stock has a fair value of $132.79 while trading at $93.46.

The stock has gained 20.92% over the last 12

124 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-09-29 16:24
Firm's largest sales of the 2nd quarter

Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio)'s Causeway Capital Management LLC manages a $5.55 billion equity portfolio composed of 79 stocks as of the quarter's end. The firm sold shares of the following stocks during the second quarter.

Linde

The fund reduced its position in Linde PLC (LIN) by 37.95%. The trade had an impact of -4.21% on the portfolio.

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The company has a market cap of $130.77 billion and an enterprise value of $145.69 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on

91 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2020-08-25 14:40
Causeway Capital Management invests in Jones Lang LaSalle, makes several big sells

Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio), the CEO and fundamental portfolio manager of Causeway Capital Management, recently released the firm's portfolio updates for the second quarter of 2020, which ended on June 30.

Causeway Capital Management was founded in 2001 by Ketterer and Harry Hartford. The Los Angeles-based firm chooses stocks from among large and mid-cap companies in developed markets around the world. Their screens use quantitative, value-oriented metrics and a "risk score" to find potential investment opportunities. After screening, the investment team chooses the stocks that have the most favorable risk-adjusted returns, price-earnings ratios and dividend yields.

Based

566 Views    Margaret Moran    2020-08-18 19:51
They have grown their dividends significantly

United Community Banks Inc (UCBI), Manulife Financial Corp (MFC) and Atmos Energy Corp (ATO) announced quarterly dividends on Wednesday, May 6.

These companies attract the interest of dividend investors because they have been paying dividends for more than 10 years and have increased them significantly over the past five years.

United Community Banks Inc

The Blairsville, Georgia-based regional bank announced that on July 6, it will pay a quarterly cash dividend of 18 cents per common share, which is on par with the prior payment. The payment will be made for shareholders of record as of June 15. The

117 Views    Alberto Abaterusso    2020-05-07 16:22
Guru's largest sales of the 3rd quarter

Causeway Capital Management’s chief executive officer, Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio), sold shares of the following stocks during the third quarter.

Linde

During the quarter, the guru trimmed the Linde PLC (LIN) stake by 14.45%. The portfolio was impacted by -1.97%.

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The industrial gases supplier has a market cap of $110.75 billion and an enterprise value of $125.27 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 8 out of 10. The return on equity of 11.39% and return on assets of 6.31% are outperforming 91% of companies in the chemicals

152 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-11-21 20:20
Lam Research makes the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following stocks have outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500 Index over the past 12 months.

Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC) has a market cap of $33.86 billion. It has outperformed the S&P 500 by 5.21% over the past year.

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Shares are trading with a price-earnings ratio of 8.2. According to the discounted cash flow calculator, the stock is overpriced by 139% at $17.28. As of Thursday, the price was 29.63% above the 52-week low and 8.43% below the 52-week high.

The Canadian life insurer has a profitability

85 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-10-10 18:59
Guru's largest sales of the 1st quarter

Causeway Capital Management leader Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio) sold shares of the following stocks during the first quarter.

The Manulife Financial Corp. (MFC) stake was trimmed by 26.38%. The trade had an impact of -2.89% on the portfolio.

The Canadian life insurer has a market cap of $34.05 billion and an enterprise value of $35.29 billion.

GuruFocus gives the company a profitability and growth rating of 4 out of 10. The return on equity of 12.03% and return on assets of 0.73% are outperforming 85% of companies in the Insurance – Life industry. Its

64 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2019-05-30 18:46
Fund invests in British, Swiss companies

The Causeway International Value (Trades, Portfolio) Fund, part of Sarah Ketterer (Trades, Portfolio)’s Causeway Capital Management, disclosed it established three new positions when it released its first-quarter portfolio.

The fund, which was established in 2001, strives to achieve long-term capital growth by investing in foreign companies with market caps that exceed $1 billion.

The stocks that met these requirements in the most recent quarter were Rolls-Royce Holdings PLC (LSE:RR.), Givaudan SA (XSWX:GIVN) and Johnson Matthey PLC (LSE:JMAT).

Rolls-Royce

Having previously closed a position in Rolls-Royce in the first quarter of 2014, Causeway started a

437 Views    Sydnee Gatewood    2018-06-12 18:51
Tegna tops the list

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above their current prices. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have positive performances over the past 12 months.

Tegna Inc. (TGNA) is trading around $13.63 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $19.78, which suggests it is undervalued with a margin of safety of 31%. The stock started its positive upward trend three months ago; it now registers a positive performance of 12.7%.

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351 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-12-12 20:15
Companies have wide margins of safety

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 performances over the past 12 months.

AU Optronics Corp. ADRÂ (AUO) is trading around $4.31 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $10.09 so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 56%. The stock started its positive upward trend three months ago; it now registers a positive performance of 14%.

AU Optronics is

415 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-07-06 18:35
Cenovus Energy, Signet Jewelers, DDR and JCPenney decline

Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE), Signet Jewelers Ltd. (SIG), DDR Corp. (DDR) and JCPenney Co. Inc. (JCP) have fallen to three-year lows.

Cenovus Energy declines to $9.46

The price of Cenovus Energy shares declined to $9.46 on May 5, only 3.8% above the three-year low of $9.10.

Cenovus Energy is a Canadian integrated oil company that is known for developing Canada’s oil sands with an emphasis on innovation, safety and environmental stewardship. The company’s business strategy focuses on creating value through the development of its oil sands assets and achieving predictable reliable performance.

Cenovus Energy has a market cap of $10.47

76 Views    Shuda Xia    2017-05-08 15:12
These stocks are trading below the Peter Lynch value

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, several gurus are focusing on stocks whose Peter Lynch fair values are far above the current price. The following stocks are trading with wide margins of safety and have positive performances over the past 12 months.

GigaMedia Ltd. (GIGM) is trading around $3.08 per share. The Peter Lynch value gives the stock a fair price of $20.75 so the stock is undervalued with a margin of safety of 89%. Twelve weeks ago the stock started its positive upward trend; it now registers a positive performance of 21.79%.

GigaMedia has online game operations

753 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2017-02-20 20:05
FirstEnergy and Caterpillar are undervalued stocks held by the gurus

According to GuruFocus' All-in-One Screener, the following are companies with a market cap above $5 billion that are trading with a very low P/S ratio.

FirstEnergy Corp. (FE) is trading at about $35.66 with a P/S ratio of 1.01 and an estimated P/E multiple of 26.22. The company has a market cap of $15.11 billion and over the last 10 years, the stock has dropped by 28%. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $37.05 and as low as $28.89.

The DCF model gives a fair value of $14.55, putting the stock overpriced

1374 Views    Tiziano Frateschi    2016-04-19 19:27
Icahn gains stake in the new company formed after a split he helped orchestrate, and a board seat at both

Carl Icahn (Trades, Portfolio) has reported receipt of 10,582,660 shares of equipment company Manitowoc Foodservice Inc. (MFC), a spin-off that he helped orchestrate from the former farm equipment-slash-foodservice company, Manitowoc Co. Inc. (MTW).

Icahn sprung his classic campaign on Manitowoc in December 2014, taking a 7.77% stake and making known his aim to divide the company in two. The company acquiesced to Icahn’s plan (Larry Robbins (Trades, Portfolio) of Glenview Capital joined him on the endeavor) on Feb. 11. Shareholders received one free share of the new company for each share of the crane

1609 Views    Holly LaFon    2016-03-15 22:11

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