Pretty Charts (stocks under $10)...
I have a confession to make:
I'm obsessed with charts. I like to look at them. I like to look at them all day long. Every day.
I'm fascinated by charts. I'm afraid I can't live without them.
I love 'em. I just love 'em soooo much... (Please don't tell this to my wife).
I know I need help, but that's not the reason I'm writing this post. I'm writing this because I'd like to show you the ones I like the most right now.
These are my Top 12 under $10. Enjoy (and let's see if pretty chart equal nice returns):
12. TA / Travel Centers of America LLC / $5.05 (-42.3% off 52W high) / 2-star CAPS rating
TravelCenters of America LLC operates and franchises travel centers primarily along the United States interstate highway system. Its customers include long haul trucking fleets and their drivers, independent truck drivers and motorists. As of December 31, 2008, the Company’s business included 233 travel centers located in 41 states in the United States and the province of Ontario, Canada. It offers a range of products and services, including diesel fuel and gasoline, truck repair and maintenance services, full service restaurants, more than 20 different brands of quick serve restaurants (QSRs), travel and convenience stores and various driver amenities.
11. ODP / Office Depot Inc. / $6.57 (-16.2% off 52W high) / 3-star CAPS rating
Office Depot, Inc. is a global supplier of office products and services. The Company is organized into three business segments: North American Retail division, North American Business Solutions division and International division. Its sales are processed through multiple channels, consisting of office supply stores, a contract sales force, an outbound telephone account management sales force, Internet sites, direct marketing catalogs and call centers, supported by its network of crossdocks, warehouses and delivery operations.
10. RFMD / RF Micro Devices Inc. / $4.41 (-24.6% off 52W high) / 4-star CAPS rating
RF Micro Devices, Inc. (RFMD) designs and manufactures radio frequency (RF) components and compound semiconductors. The Company’s products provide connectivity and support functionality in the cellular handset, wireless infrastructure, wireless local area network (WLAN), cable television/broadband and aerospace, and defense markets. RFMD manufactures gallium arsenide (GaAs)-based compound semiconductors. It accesses silicon, silicon germanium (SiGe) and other technologies through various foundries. The Company operates two synergistic product groups: cellular products group (CPG) and multi-market products group (MPG), both of which focus on RF components with emphasis on compound semiconductor technology.
9. NRF / NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. / $4.40 (-15.7% off 52W high) / 4-star CAPS rating
NorthStar Realty Finance Corp. is a real estate finance company that has focused primarily on originating, investing in and managing commercial real estate debt, commercial real estate securities and net lease properties. The Company has invested in those areas of commercial real estate finance that provided to leverage its real estate investment expertise, utilize its capital markets knowledge, and capitalize on its ability to employ financing structures.
8. MTG / MGIC Investment Corp. / $7.44 (-25.2% off 52W high) / 2-star CAPS rating
MGIC Investment Corporation (MGIC) is a holding company and through its wholly owned subsidiary, Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation, provides private mortgage insurance in the United States. MGIC is licensed in all 50 states of the United States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. In addition to mortgage insurance on first liens, the Company, through its subsidiaries, provides lenders with various underwriting and other services and products related to home mortgage lending. The Company has investment and related earnings in two less than majority owned joint ventures, Credit-Based Asset Servicing and Securitization LLC, C-BASS, and Sherman Financial Group LLC, Sherman.
7. TRS / Trimas Corp. / $6.14 (-19.2% off 52W high) / 5-star CAPS rating
Trimas Corporation (Trimas) is a manufacturer of engineered and applied products serving focused markets in a range of commercial, industrial and consumer applications. The Company operates through five business segments: Packaging Systems, Energy Products, Industrial Specialties, RV & Trailer Products and Recreational Accessories.
6. GRT / Glimcher Realty Trust / $4.30 (-5.1% off 52W high) / 3-star CAPS rating
Glimcher Realty Trust (GRT) is an integrated real estate investment trust (REIT). The Company owns, leases, acquires, develops and operates a portfolio of retail properties consisting of enclosed regional and super regional malls (Malls) and community shopping centers (Community Centers). At December 31, 2008, the Malls and Community Centers (the Properties) consisted of 23 Malls (21 wholly owned and two partially owned through a joint venture) containing an aggregate of 20.9 million square feet of gross leasable area (GLA) and four Community Centers containing an aggregate of 769,000 square feet square feet of GLA.
5. CVI / CVR Energy Inc. / $8.30 (-40.2% off 52W high) / 5-star CAPS rating
CVR Energy, Inc. and its subsidiaries (CVR Energy) is an independent refiner and marketer of transportation fuels. In addition, the Company owns the interests (other than the managing general partner interest and associated incentive distribution rights (the IDRs)) in CVR Partners, LP (the Partnership), a limited partnership, which produces nitrogen fertilizers in the form of ammonia and UAN. The Company operates in two business segments: petroleum and nitrogen fertilizer.
4. THC / Tenet Healthcare Corp. / $5.59 (-13.2% off 52W high) / 3-star CAPS rating
Tenet Healthcare Corporation (Tenet) is an investor-owned health care services company, whose subsidiaries and affiliates principally operate general hospitals and related health care facilities. The Company’s operations are conducted through its subsidiaries. As of December 31, 2008, Tenet’s subsidiaries operated 53 general hospitals, a cancer hospital and a critical access hospital, with a combined total of 14,352 licensed beds, serving urban and rural communities in 12 states. Of those general hospitals, 45 were owned by the Company’s subsidiaries and eight were owned by third parties and leased by its subsidiaries (including one hospital Tenet owned located on land leased from a third party).
3. EK / Eastman Kodak Co. / $5.99 (-13.7% off 52W high) / 1-star CAPS rating
Eastman Kodak Company (Kodak) provides imaging technology products and services to the photographic and graphic communications markets. The Company operates in three business segments: Consumer Digital Imaging Group (CDG), Film, Photofinishing and Entertainment Group (FPEG), and Graphic Communications Group (GCG).
2. TLAB / Tellabs Inc. / $6.98 (-9.4% off 52W high) / 4-star CAPS rating
Tellabs, Inc. is engaged in designing and marketing equipment and services to communications customers worldwide. The Company’s products and services enable its customers to deliver wireline and wireless voice, data and video services to business and residential customers. It sells its products domestically and internationally through its field sales force and distributors/partners. The Company’s customers are primarily communication services providers, including local exchange carriers (LECs); national post, telephone and telegraph (PTT) administrators, wireless service providers, multiple system operators (MSOs), and competitive service providers (CSPs). Its customer base also includes distributors, original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), system integrators and government agencies. The Company operates in three segments: Broadband, Transport and Services.
1. MSO / Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Inc. / $5.68 (-35.7% off 52W high) / 1-star CAPS rating
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. is an integrated media and merchandising company providing consumers with content and products. The Company operates in four business segments: Publishing, Internet, Broadcasting and Merchandising. The media and merchandise encompasses eight areas: cooking and entertaining, holidays, crafts, home, whole living, weddings, organizing and gardening. During the year ended December 31, 2008, the Company announced a multi-year agreement with HarperStudio to publish 10 Emeril Lagasse branded books.