Of Stocks and Brackets

I don't watch a lot of college basketball, but once March Madness begins I try to take in as many games as possible. While I watch, I also spend time reading, screening and kicking over rocks in the dark corners of the market in search of ideas. Besides my regular deep-value screens, I like to run different screens at different times to see if I've overlooked any opportunities.

One screen that I like looks for companies with solid earnings and revenue growth over the past five years and aren't on Wall Street's radar. These are companies where the stock price has languished in the single digits and institutions don't own the majority of the stock. When one of these low-profile gems catches the eye of analysts and institutions, the stock price can make sharp moves higher and become a new growth darling. I don't always buy the stocks on these screens, as I stick to my discipline of deep-value investing, but there are clues as to what Wall Street is missing. Other growth investors may find them of more immediate interest....378 more words left in this article. To read them, just click below and try Real Money FREE for 14 days.

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