5. Nvidia (NVDA) sells chips for advanced visual displays.
Quarter: Nvidia swung to a first-quarter profit of $138 million, or 23 cents, from a loss of $201 million, or 37 cents, a year earlier. Revenue surged 51%. The operating margin turned positive. Nvidia has $1.8 billion of cash and $24 million of debt.
Stock: Nvidia has returned 9.6% during the past year, trailing benchmarks. It sells for a price-to-projected-earnings ratio of 12 and a price-to-sales ratio of 1.9, 20% and 47% discounts to peer averages. It's also cheap based on book value.
Consensus: Of firms covering Nvidia, 11, or 34%, rate its stock "buy," 19 rank it "hold" and two rate it "sell." Raymond James (RJF) expects the stock to more than double to $28. JMP Securities (JMP) predicts that it will command $25.
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