|Day Low/High||14.53 / 14.84|
|52 Wk Low/High||10.51 / 25.95|
So far nine are in positive territory, and are up an average of just over 11%.
With eight of the 12 names in positive territory so far, up an average of 3.2%, they are off to a decent start.
All of these companies have been hammered to a varying degree during the year but trade at reasonable forward valuations.
Shares of the related companies are struggling, which can be the norm for investments in out-of-favor businesses.
This fear and volatility, if it continues, will make tax-loss selling season even more interesting.
These 3 value names reported very ugly quarterly earnings.
Thinking about this year's losers that may selloff further into year-end.
Especially painful are situations where a name begins to drop almost immediately after taking a position.
The ag stock takes a hit after a nice run-up and NL declines after a pullback in Kronos Worldwide, in which it holds a big stake.
The value of its big holdings in Kronos Worldwide, CompX International and Valhi Inc. greatly exceed its own market cap.
I'm trying to get comfortable with this potential 'sum of the parts' idea.
Valhi fell 28% on Wednesday, but was 10% back up Thursday morning.
But I'm managing positions carefully and don't trust the upside momentum very much.
If you're getting nervous about a potential market top, you might want to consider these five tried-and-true stocks.
There's conviction behind the buying in these particular names, so they may be a good starting point.
Titanium dioxide, a key input for many consumer products, is likely to see prices continue to climb -- DD is a good way to leverage this trend.