21 Best Investments in Mid Cap Stocks for 2012

by on December 28, 2011

in Mid Cap Value Stocks, Screens

Updated 2013 version is here

Mid cap stocks often offer a good balance between safety and potential returns. These stocks have greater liquidity than the small cap stocks and as a result a greater participation from funds of all types. This means that any undervaluation tends to be low and seldom persists.

In this screen I have picked the best investments in mid cap stocks with market values between $0.63 B and $2.31 B. Many of these stocks also offer good dividends for income oriented investor. The screen is primarily for value with earnings growth being a secondary concern. Interested investors should review the stock(s) deeper for more research before allocating any capital to them.

An Excel sheet with more data is attached to this article at the bottom and can be downloaded at your convenience.

Symbol Company Name Market Cap P/E Last Year Actual Price/Book PEG
TWGP TOWER GROUP INC $825.5M 8.1 0.81 0.15
BRKS BROOKS AUTOMATION INC $700.3M 8 1.35 0.16
THG HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP INC (THE) $1.6B 13.3 0.64 0.1
ALR ALERE INC $2.0B 8.8 0.93 0.68
BGC GENERAL CABLE CORP. $1.3B 10.9 0.91 0.33
AAWW ATLAS AIR WORLDWIDE HOLDINGS INC. $1.0B 6.7 0.93 0.28
CKH SEACOR HOLDINGS INC $2.0B 8.1 1.08 0.28
FAF FIRST AMERICAN FINANCIAL CORP $1.4B 10.8 0.68 0.29
SSW SEASPAN CORP $941.0M 12.1 0.79 0.41
TECD TECH DATA CORP $2.1B 11.7 1.06 0.74
AIR AAR CORP $797.6M 11.6 0.92 0.38
ENS ENERSYS INC $1.2B 10.1 1.31 0.85
ESL ESTERLINE TECHNOLOGIES CORP. $1.7B 11.5 1.09 0.68
ICON ICONIX BRAND GROUP INC $1.3B 11.6 1.07 0.93
CBT CABOT CORP $2.1B 13.5 1.4 0.52
KCG KNIGHT CAPITAL GROUP INC $1.2B 11.1 0.83 0.99
BRS BRISTOW GROUP INC $1.7B 14.4 1.14 0.42
HELE HELEN OF TROY LTD $965.8M 10.2 1.33 0.9
PKI PERKINELMER INC. $2.2B 13.6 1.15 0.82
WMS WMS INDUSTRIES INC. $1.2B 12.1 1.39 0.84
RBC REGAL-BELOIT CORP. $2.1B 13 1.4 0.73

 

This list is well represented with businesses in a variety of sectors and industries and can form a good basis for further diligence for investors looking for stocks to buy as part of a well diversified portfolio. Some of these stocks will make it to the Value Stock Guide watch list, and few might even become part of the Value Stock Guide portfolio that our members have access to.

DownloadExcel Spreadsheet

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Bovespa December 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

If ,in the mid of the year, the european countrys are able to pay ther debits i believe we gonna have a great year in stock market.

I wrote a article about the best and worse investments in 2011 in Brazil.

If you want to read.

http://www.tradealeducacao.com.br/blog/2011/12/melhores-e-piores-investimentos-de-2011/

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