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Welcome to Episode #209 of the Value Investor Podcast.
Every week, Tracey Ryniec, the editor of Zacks Value Investor portfolio, shares some of her top value investing tips and stock picks.
Every investor wants to find that cheap, secret stock that becomes a superstar but how do you do it?
Stocks can be “hidden” because they’re out of favor on Wall Street and because they are little followed, or not followed at all, by Wall Street analysts.
Not all “hidden” stocks are value stocks. But odds are, if Wall Street isn’t paying attention, then there is likely some value to be found.
Analysts Don’t Cover All Companies
It’s important to recognize that Wall Street only has so many analysts. And with thousands of companies, that means that not every company is going to get the attention it deserves.
Wall Street analysts tend to cover companies in popular industries. They often tend to cover larger companies, as well.
This means some companies will have just one or two covering analysts, but others will have ten or more.
For example, in the retail group, Bed Bath & Beyond BBBY has 9 analysts providing estimates on Zacks.com but J.Jill JILL, the women’s specialty apparel retailer, has just 1 covering analyst on Zacks.com.
Recently, one industry, Business Products, has lost its sole covering analyst so there is no longer even a Zacks Rank for those companies.
That means those companies are really going to be “hidden.”