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Cheap stocks are often cheap because of poor financial performance. But sometimes savvy investors can find diamonds in the rough that can bounce back from past challenges. Ford Motor (NYSE:F) and Walt Disney (NYSE:DIS) are two dirt cheap stocks that enjoy compelling catalysts for long-term success. Let’s dig a little deeper to find out why both companies could make great additions to your portfolio.
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Ford Motor: A more profitable lineup
With a market cap of just under $29 billion compared to 12-month revenue of $118.61 billion, Ford has a price-to-sales (P/S) multiple of 0.24 — lower than fellow automakers General Motors and Tesla, at 0.4 and 16.56, respectively. Ford generates a lot of revenue, but its low top-line valuation makes sense. Sales don’t mean much if they don’t lead to sustainable profits. That’s why the company is working hard to boost its margins by improving
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Looks as if one of Warren Buffett’s two younger lieutenants at Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK-A) (NYSE:BRK-B) just made a la.rge deep-value investment. Ted Wechsler, who joined Berkshire in 2011, recently disclosed that he had personally bought 1.08 million shares of Dillard’s (NYSE:DDS), the beleaguered department store, good for 5.89% of its outstanding shares. We don’t know exactly when Wechsler had been buying, though we do know that he crossed the 5% mark on Sept 29, necessitating a filing. Of note, Wechsler made this purchase personally, and not as part of Berkshire’s equity portfolio.
Dillard’s had seen relatively lackluster business even before COVID-19 hit, which caused an even bigger drop in sales. Moreover, the company was removed from the S&P MidCap 400 Index in June, as its market cap plunged below $1 billion after the stock has fallen a whopping 43% this year.
So what has Wechsler believing Dillard’s is a