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Are the Most Hated Stocks the Best Values?

Are the Most Hated Stocks the Best Values?

Welcome to Episode #22 of the Value Investor Podcast

Every week, Zacks value stock strategist and the Editor of Zacks Value Investor portfolio service, Tracey Ryniec, talks about all things happening in the value stock universe, including her top stock picks.

2016 is winding down so that means looking forward to next year’s investing strategies. With US stock indexes still trading at new record highs, that leaves value investors wondering: where will the value stocks be in 2017?

By its very definition, being a value stock means that that stock is out of favor with investors and Wall Street. It might not be in a favored industry or maybe it is having management issues.

Sometimes, value investors find themselves looking at companies that are in industries or sectors that everyone hates. Who wants to invest in the extreme out-of-favor areas? It may even result in having to hold the nose and dive in.
2017 could be one of those years.

But that is the nature of value investing. It ca