NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Now that the new year has arrived, I've been on the lookout for stocks that have taken a beating but may still rise enough from current low levels to make savvy investors some money.Here are my top three selections. Microsoft ( MSFT) Microsoft has been a disappointment. Its inability to compete against Apple ( AAPL) and Google ( GOOG) in the realm of mobility has been its downfall. But that doesn't mean the company lacks value. The question though, is whether current management knows how to harvest the value that is left. I'm not certain it does. INTC) It's only fitting that Intel follows Microsoft as both remain leaders in a dying PC industry. However, Intel has all of the makings of a successful turnaround story. The company earned $2.83 billion in its most recent quarter, enough to beat analysts' estimates. The company has been reinvesting heavily in its business, including R&D in core capabilities such as security while extending its process technology leadership. Unfortunately, nobody cared. Investors have grown impatient with the company's slow response in the mobile race. But it may be time to believe. TechCrunch article, investors should expect LTE-compatible chips from Intel sometime in 2013, which will allow the company to power more smartphones and seek more growth opportunities in tablets.