has the uncanny knack of being able to take the highly complex
nature of financial analysis and cut it to its core - focusing on just a a
few relatively simple but critically important investment factors. She
doesn't particularly believe that she can find undervalued opportunities in large-cap
stocks that are widely followed by everyone else on Wall Street. As the name of
her service implies, her goal is to uncover UnTapped
Opportunities. Here are her latest
"The following five points are
the main factors I believe investors should consider when buying a
"1. Look for companies that
are undiscovered. The criteria we seek in the companies that we will consider
buying is less than ten major brokerage analysts following the stock. In addition,
we only want a stock that has less than 40% institutional holdings.
2. Look for companies whose
sales and earnings are growing. We will also only buy a stock with
a reasonable P/E -- based on their industry as well as their own historical
3. Look for companies with reasonable debt levels
-- based on their industry as well as their own historical averages. Just
use common sense. Too much debt is too much debt!
4. Look for companies with good cash
5. Find out what the insiders of the company are
doing: how much they are buying, selling, how much do they have left, and what
is the historical pattern of buying and selling.
"Based on this criteria, here are our current top
Electric (EDE NYSE) is a
utility operating in parts of Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The
stock currently provide a dividend of 7.2%.
Anworth Mortgage Asset
(ANH AMEX) is a
REIT that is in the business of investing primarily in mortgage-related assets.
It currently provides a dividend of 16.3%.
First Charter Corp (FCTR NASDAQ) is
the holding company of First Charter Bank, a North Carolina state bank. It
currently provide a dividend 4.1%.
ICT Group (ICTG NASDAQ) is
a global provider of integrated customer relationship management solutions,
designed to help its clients identify, acquire, service, measure, and
maximize the lifetime value of their customer relationships.
Restaurants (TENT NASDAQ)
owns and operates 47 entertainment restaurant locations under the Fox and
Hound tradenames, as well as the Bailey's tradenames.
Quality Systems - (QSII
NASDAQ) markets healthcare information systems that automate medical and
dental group practices, physician hospital organizations, community health
centers, and medical and dental schools."