5 top stocks under $5

Companies whose shares fall below $5 often get ignored by Wall Street, but they can move up fast once they pass that level. Take a look at Casual Male, ValueVision and 3 others.

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Mar 10, 2012 5:29PM
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Buy good stocks that pay a dividend, get paid while you wait.. Be patient.. A 5% stock growth and a  4 % growth in value isnt too bad..IT can be done...I have done it...Patientce is a virtue in the market..Buy quality.. Good luck !!!!
Mar 7, 2012 12:37PM
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Can I vent here? I got hammered in the stock market the last week. I am going to ride whatever until the summer and sell if I break even along the way, but I will sell none the less. I am looking for a pullcack and will look for dividend stocks with big payouts around 5%, and hunker down 'till after the election fallout. Some pundits don't forsee anything happening, but I'm not one to test the waters first. You guys do it.
Thanks for overlooking my spelling. For some reason I can't go back and change anything, kinds like the stockmarket.

Mar 7, 2012 11:58AM
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Author Michael Brush makes insider or deep-value-investor buying a big point with every stock except ETAK.  So it's strange he didn't consider that ETAK had 15,181 shares of insider sales in January and 189,000 in the last six months with NO insider buying whatsoever, according to Thomson Reuters 3/6/12 report.

On FBP, it should be noted that $10,000 invested 5 years ago is worth $232 now.  The big risk in GSL is mentioned in the article.  I mentioned a big negative with VVTV in my last post.

That leaves CMRG.  It looks like it's moving in the right direction, has a decent cash flow and no long term debt.  But when it's sales are dropping in old stores and growing 9% in new stores, that sounds like numbers for a huge sector gorilla, not a chain with a market cap 10x smaller than Jos. A. Bank and 14x smaller than Men's Warehouse.  When I consider a company like CMRG, I'm looking for a rule-breaker: what's it doing differently that's going to give it an edge on the bigger companies which otherwise have an advantage that comes with size?  I don't see CMRP doing enough.

Mar 7, 2012 2:41PM
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Sirius and XM are done, they just don't want to realize it yet.  To many free/less expensive alternatives that offer more for less.
Mar 12, 2012 11:25PM
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There is ONLY ONE stock worth owning now... better then gold.. APPLE!  (AAPL)  It has just done absurdly well, the company is swimming in cash, and they have so much market share left to go after...   AND if it's good enough for Forest Gump, it's good enough for me! 

Mar 12, 2012 1:58PM
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I’m not sure I understand how a sub $5 price tag implies a stock is cheap or likely to be a better buy than a higher priced stock. Does this imply that a stock trading at $100 is likely a worse investment, or that one share of Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway class A stock at around $120,000 is the worst investment on the planet? In other words, if you only have enough to risk in the stock market to buy one share of stock for $5, STAY OUT OF IT! Otherwise, you’re likely to end up among the group which Buffett calls the 95 percent of investors in the stock market who shouldn’t be there.

Mar 6, 2012 9:38PM
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How about AIS...  earnings release will be next Monday before the market opens.  Should be the first net positive quarter.
Mar 7, 2012 11:19AM
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I liked the article's spin on VVTV until I checked the S&P report of 3/3/12 which points out what I think is a VERY strong negative:
"Our fundamental outlook for catalog retailers is negative. While catalog shopping remains popular among many time-pressed consumers, we believe the Internet has evolved in recent years from a "first look" destination to a widely accepted sales channel replacing and/or supplementing catalogs."
That reminded me that I have a QVC membership but have bought virtually nothing over the past few years.  Meanwhile, I use Amazon so much that I preferentially use the Amazon.com Visa card since I get 3% cash-back at Amazon (and 2%-1% elsewhere).

May 29, 2013 10:10AM
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Where and how do I buy stocks?  I want to only invest a little at a time and not sure how to go about it?  Is there a minimum that you have to purchase?  Please advise.
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Buffetts the best bet of the year, Mutual Funds are floundering, brokers are guessing,(with your money) the market

is in flux, Berkshire is set up as its own mutual fund, they own over 80 co's. which bring in billions in revenue which they in turn invest in other co's. A win win situation for the investor. Buy Berkshire and sleep well,    HFlax    

Apr 9, 2012 6:08PM
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This article was just up here last week. And cheap doen't mean good!
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I like a gold stock like GGN  which pays a monthly dividend of 8.8 percent, hard to beat that.
Mar 7, 2012 4:29PM
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I am shocked Mr. Brush is actually talking about investing today vs. his usual class warfare
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XM/Sirrius Radio at $2.31 is a great buy at minimum 1,000 share per purchase cycle. Mid Term Hold to reach equitable profits even long term. Well, it is ~2012~ Y'all.

The published list of FIVE to buy are ok.

Mar 6, 2012 9:48PM
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earnings release will be next Monday before the market opens.  Should be the first net positive quarter. ---BTW, give us a shot if you are looking for a tall big life companion.
Mar 6, 2012 9:23PM
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Don't forget Sirius (SIRI) XM radio.  $2.21 a share.  Huge moat and even with a recent price increase most are renewing.

Mar 12, 2012 1:22PM
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Just bought mapped land for a single family, low income, single family family housing tract.  Will hold 3 years and roll to a builder.  Should return me around 28 percent in addition to my full principal.  I think it makes sense. 

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