BOSTON ( TheStreet) -- Stocks rose about 3.3% last week, clawing back gains from earlier in the month when investors were concerned about mounting debt woes in Europe and the possibility of rising interest rates in China and the U.S. The following five undervalued stocks may shield investors from more volatility.
5. J.M. Smucker (SJM) sells jams and jellies.
The numbers: Fiscal second-quarter net income nearly tripled to $140 million, as earnings per share climbed 26% to $1.18. Revenue grew 52% to $1.3 billion. Smucker's operating margin widened from 11% to 18%. Its 0.3 debt-to-equity ratio indicates modest leverage.
The stock: J.M. Smucker has increased 47% over the past year, beating the Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 Index. The stock trades at a price-to-earnings ratio of 17, a discount to food-products peers. The shares offer a 2.3% dividend yield.
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