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Bargain stocks for May: HP (HPQ), Humana (HUM), Integrys Energy (TEG), EV Energy Partners (EVEP) April 22, 2008

Posted by deminvest in AAV, AAV, Advantage Energy Income Fund, Defensive Stock, EV Energy Partners, EVEP, Hewlet Pacward, HP, Integrys Energy, investment, Nasdaq stock, stocks that pay high dividends, TEG.
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Bargains on Wall Street

In May I’ll have to chose a stock for my monthly $1000 investment. I see a market of opportunities. I’m looking at companies that should do pretty well even in a recession, but are priced at very low P/E ratios. The most interesting are HP (HPQ), Humana (HUM), Integrys Energy (TEG), EV Energy Partners (EVEP):

HP is cheap: Trailing P/E (ttm, intraday):16.39 Forward P/E (fye 31-Oct-09):12.26

HP is growing: Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):13.50% Qtrly Earnings Growth (yoy):37.90%

HP has more cash then debts and offers a little 0.7% dividend yield which is always welcome.

Humana is dirt cheap: P/E = 8.54. Unfortuantely at Humana they made a calculation mistake on their Medicare prescription – drugs plan. That will hurt their earnings for next year. Forward P/E= 13

Humana has been growing lately: Qtrly Revenue Growth (yoy):12.10% Qtrly Earnings Growth (yoy):56.90%

Humana is loaded with cash: $2.7B on a market Cap of $7.1B are made of cash. So 40% of its stock-price is made by plain cash. That makes Humana even cheaper.

Integrys (TEG) is an Energy and Natural gas utility based in Chicago.

TEG is cheap: Trailing P/E (ttm, intraday):13.72, Forward P/E= 13.5

TEG offers juicy 5% dividends and its business should be recession proof.

EV Energy Partners (EVEP) is also a nice oil and Gas company, offering juicy 8.3% dividends. It seems cheap: Trailing P/E (ttm, intraday):38.72 Forward P/E (fye 31-Dec-09) :6.81. Unfortunately EVEP has pretty large debts. About twice their yearly revenue.

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