Stay Safe In An Unstable Market : 5 Top-Ranked Value Picks

According to the Wall Street Journal, President Trump is likely to release a list detailing further tariffs on China, likely to be worth $100 billion. Trump has also threatened to block Chinese technology investment in the United States..

High Earnings Expectations May Backfire

Investors have pinned high hopes on first-quarter 2018 earnings. These massive expectations may result into short-term market volatility. On Apr 13, the market witnessed three major banks reporting better-than-expected results.

Yet, all those stocks lost significantly on the same day dragging down the overall market, simply because those strong results failed to encourage investors. High investors’ expectation may result in lofty valuations of the U.S. stock market, which, if they fail to deliver may backfire.

Our Top Picks

The U.S. remains volatile so far in 2018. Recent geopolitical and trade related concerns, lower-than-expected earnings results and return of inflationary pressure will certainly generate more fluctuations at least in the short-term. This in turn will force investors to put their money in safe assets.

In anticipation, it will be a prudent decision to buy value stocks on the dip that could prove to be valuable finds once the rally resumes. Our selection is also backed by a good Zacks Value Score and a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy).

We narrowed down our choices with the help of our new Style Score System. Our research shows that stocks with a Value Style Score of A or B when combined with a Zacks Rank #1 or 2 (Buy) offer the best opportunities in the value-investing space.

We have handpicked five stocks with a Zacks Rank #1 and a Value Score of A.

 Price performance of our fiie picks in the last six months.

AMC Networks Inc. (AMCX - Free Report) is engaged in producing programming and movie content.  The forward price-to-earnings ratio (P/E) for the current financial year (F1) is 6.2, lower than the industry average of 28.3. It has a PEG ratio of 7.4, lower than the industry average of 15.

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