Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now


The best way to value Ensco (ESV), and the offshore oil drillers more generally, is to value them on the basis of their assets. These companies are obviously not earning any money right now, and when they do earn money, their earnings are very cyclical in nature, thus making earnings based analyses (like DCF’s) that make projections of regular earnings into the future inapplicable. So, in this article, I will look at Ensco’s value on the basis of the hard assets that it owns.


As Warren Buffett admonishes, in investing there should really only be two rules: (1) Don’t lose money; (2) don’t forget rule number one. In this spirit, my main focus will be on what I imagine to be the most plausible worst-case scenario. (Thus, for those of you who wish to comment, the most obvious way to attack my argument is to show how what I imagine to be the worst case is actually not the worst-case, and that, in fact, there is something else which is plausibly worse. I greatly look forward to reading your ideas.) My thesis will be that Ensco’s shares are undervalued even relative to this worst-case scenario. As a result, an investment in Ensco at current levels should cohere to Buffett’s investing rules laid out above, meaning a loss (over a longer-term holding period, of course) should be highly unlikely and the upside should take of itself. What I say here for Ensco should, in large part, be applicable (with the appropriate tweaks) to the others of the big-five offshore oil drillers as well – i.e., Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG), Rowan Companies plc (NYSE:RDC), Diamond Offshore Drilling Inc. (NYSE:DO), and Noble Corporation plc (NYSE:NE). Furthermore, what I say here takes more of the feel of a back-of-the-envelope calculation, as opposed to hyper-precise spreadsheet modeling. Again, following Buffett, the idea is to be approximately right, rather than precisely wrong.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Ultra Clean Holdings, Inc.(UCTT)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Monday, technology shares fell 0.65 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UCTT), down 4 percent, and Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: MITK), down 7 percent.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Friday, technology shares fell 3.59 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included Ultra Clean Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: UCTT), down 5 percent, and Brooks Automation, Inc (NASDAQ: BRKS), down 10 percent.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Cardiome Pharma Corporation(CRME)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of CARDIOME PHARMA CORP (NASDAQ: CRME) were down 43 percent to $3.01. Cardiome priced 10 million shares at $3 per share.

    Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE: SDLP) was down, falling around 30 percent to $4.09 as the company announced plans to reduce the quarterly cash distribution to $0.10 per unit from $0.25 per unit.

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    Shares of CARDIOME PHARMA CORP (NASDAQ: CRME) were down 30 percent to $2.72 after the company issued U.S. regulatory update for BRINAVESS. The FDA advised Cardiome that the data package proposed is not sufficient to support re-submission of the BRINAVESS NDA.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: MakeMyTrip Limited(MMYT)


Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    In trading on Wednesday, technology shares fell 0.69 percent. Meanwhile, top losers in the sector included MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ: MMYT), down 8 percent, and Western Digital Corp (NASDAQ: WDC) down 5 percent.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: SeaWorld Entertainment, Inc.(SEAS)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By WWW.THESTREET.COM]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) is probably the most famous example of a company that’s suffered from animal cruelty allegations. Shares of the theme park operator, backed by Blackstone (BX) , have never recovered from the release of the 2013 documentary Blackfish, which argued that orca captivity is inhumane and dangerous to the human trainers of the orcas. SeaWorld announced in March that it would phase out its orca captivity, breeding and live shows. The company’s remaining whales, most of which were born in captivity, will live out their lives at the parks. The news sent SeaWorld shares soaring 9%, but continued attendance drops forced the company to slash its dividend and invest $175 million in new attractions.

  • [By Peter Graham]

    The Q4 2016 earnings report for troubled small capSeaWorld Entertainment Inc (NYSE: SEAS) is scheduled for before the market opens onTuesday (February 28th) as the company still grapples with thefallout generated from the highly critical documentary Blackfish. On Tuesday, SeaWorld Entertainment reportedthat preliminary total 2016 revenues were expected to be $1.344 billion and total attendance was approximately 22.0 million guests for the year. The CEO commented:

  • [By Ben Levisohn]

    SeaWorld Entertainment (SEAS) has dropped 2.2% to $18.47 after getting cut to Sell from Neutral at Citigroup.


    Valeant Pharmaceuticals International (VRX) has jumped 4.3% to $11.68 after activist investor ValueAct bought three million shares of the beaten-down specialty pharmaceutical company.

  • [By Jon C. Ogg]

    SeaWorld Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: SEAS) was downgraded to Sell from Neutral and the price target was cut to $15 from $19 (versus an $18.88 close) at Citigroup.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: Evercore Partners Inc(EVR)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Diane Alter]

    The New York Times first reported that Frontier Airlines is prepping for an initial public offering. The Denver, Colo.-based low-cost carrier has hired Deutsch Bank (NYSE: DB), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM), and Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE: EVR) to handle the IPO. The airline started the process late last year when it approached a number of bankers.

Best Undervalued Stocks To Watch Right Now: AxoGen, Inc.(AXGN)

Advisors’ Opinion:

  • [By Lisa Levin]

    AxoGen, Inc. (NASDAQ: AXGN) was down, falling around 10 percent to $22.42. AxoGen reported a proposed public offering of common stock.

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