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Best Stocks Under $0.50 for 2021

The stock market has had an incredible bull-run since the Great Recession of 2008 and 2009. Stocks continue to hit new all-time highs and the price-to-earnings ratios of most S&P 500 companies look very expensive. Many investors are having trouble finding low-priced stocks that haven't already appreciated greatly during the last decade. It's hard to find a good deal on Wall Street right now when even small S&P 500 companies are trading at market caps above $1 billion.

Stocks have gotten expensive both in-terms of share price and their valuation relative to earnings. In more normal markets, a typical S&P 500 company has traded at about fifteen times their earnings. Most stocks are currently trading closer to 25 times their annual earnings. While the stock market has become more expensive as a whole, there are still a handful of undervalued stocks that are trading at less than $0.50 per share.

Value investing opportunities do exist if you're looking in the right places. Putting together a list of the best stocks under $0.50 requires investors to look at smaller and riskier companies and in sectors that are either undiscovered or unloved by the market as a whole. Some of these cheap stocks may not look especially attractive today, but long-term investors will profit if they are willing to exercise patience and hold on to shares of these comapnies through multiple economic cycles.

Some of these companies are solid investing ideas because they are too little and considered too risky to attract the interest of most managed mutual funds and Wall Street money managers. Others operate in unloved and untested areas of the market. You may find even find crypto stocks, marijuana stocks and bitcoin stocks on this list. Others have been beat up by Mr. Market after a long period of slowing profits, but are now actively trying to turn around their business and bounce back. These low-priced stocks operate in a lot of different industries, but these picks all carry two common characteristics. They all have a super-low share price of $0.50 or less and consisently-receive "buy" and "strong buy" ratings from Wall Street's top-rated research analysts.


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#1 - Hammerson

OTCMKTS:HMSNF
Stock Price: $0.33 (+$0.04)
Market Cap: $51.19 million
Consensus Rating: Hold (3 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
At Hammerson, we create vibrant, continually evolving spaces, in and around major cities, where people and brands want to be. We seek to deliver value for all our stakeholders and to create a positive and sustainable impact for generations to come. We own and operate high-quality flagship destinations and have investments in premium outlets in selected European countries and have a City Quarters strategy to evolve our portfolio beyond retail.
Premier Oil logo

#2 - Premier Oil

OTCMKTS:PMOIY
Stock Price: $0.31 (-$0.03)
PE Ratio: 1.79
Market Cap: $249.21 million
P/E Ratio: 1.8
Consensus Rating: Hold (2 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Premier Oil plc, an oil and gas company, engages in the exploration, production, and development of oil and gas properties in the Falkland Islands, Indonesia, Vietnam, the United Kingdom, and internationally. As of December 31, 2019, its proved and probable reserves (2P) were 175 million barrels of oil equivalent (mmboe); and 2P and estimated contingent resources were 847 mmboe. Premier Oil plc was founded in 1934 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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#3 - Surge Energy

OTCMKTS:ZPTAF
Stock Price: $0.25
Consensus Rating: Hold (1 Buy Ratings, 5 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $0.43 (75.4% Upside)
Surge Energy Inc. explores for, develops, and produces oil and gas in western Canada. The company holds interest in the Greater Sawn Lake assets located in Northern Alberta; Valhalla/Wembley property located in northwestern Alberta; Sparky assets located between Provost and Wainwright in eastern Alberta and western Saskatchewan; and Shaunavon properties located to the southwest of Swift Current, Saskatchewan. It holds an average working interest of approximately 83% in approximately 116,272 net developed acres and approximately 94% in approximately 211,502 net undeveloped acres in Greater Sawn area; approximately 67% in approximately 20,118 net developed acres and approximately 79% in approximately 11,024 net undeveloped acres in Valhalla area; approximately 78% in approximately 71,649 net developed acres and 95% in approximately 68,508 net undeveloped acres in Sparky area; and approximately 64% in approximately 99,435 net developed acres and approximately 47% in approximately 14,632 net undeveloped acres in Edmonton and other minor areas. As of December 31, 2019, it held interests in 357 net oil wells and 12 net gas wells in Greater Sawn area; 75 net oil and 5 net gas wells in Valhalla area; 481 net oil and 25 net gas wells in Sparky area; 193 net oil wells, as well as an average working interest of approximately 100% in approximately 23,409 net developed acres and 13,698 net undeveloped acres in the Shaunavon properties; and 51 net oil wells and 7 net gas wells in Edmonton and other minor areas. The company was formerly known as Zapata Energy Corporation and changed its name to Surge Energy Inc. in June 2010. Surge Energy Inc. was incorporated in 1998 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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#4 - Gran Tierra Energy

NYSEAMERICAN:GTE
Stock Price: $0.48
PE Ratio: -0.25
Market Cap: $175.05 million
Consensus Rating: Hold (1 Buy Ratings, 3 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $0.56 (17.9% Upside)
Gran Tierra Energy Inc., together with its subsidiaries, engages in the exploration and production of oil and gas properties in Colombia and Ecuador. As of December 31, 2019, it had total proved undeveloped reserves of 31.0 million barrels of oil equivalent in Colombia. The company was founded in 2003 and is headquartered in Calgary, Canada.
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#5 - Hurricane Energy

OTCMKTS:HRCXF
Stock Price: $0.04 (-$0.00)
PE Ratio: 3.75
Market Cap: $77.82 million
P/E Ratio: 3.8
Consensus Rating: Hold (0 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Hurricane Energy plc, together with its subsidiaries, discovers, appraises, and develops oil from fractured basement reservoirs. The company has a portfolio of contiguous offshore licenses on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf, West of Shetland. Its producing oil fields include Clair, Foinaven, and Schiehallion; licenses focuses on the Rona Ridge, a major NE-SW trending basement; and assets comprise Lancaster, Whirlwind, Lincoln, Halifax, and Warwick. Hurricane Energy plc has an estimated contingent resources of approximately 2 billion barrels of oil equivalent. The company was formerly known as Hurricane Exploration plc and changed its name to Hurricane Energy plc in April 2013. Hurricane Energy plc was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Godalming, the United Kingdom.
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#6 - Wirecard

OTCMKTS:WCAGY
Stock Price: $0.36 (+$0.06)
PE Ratio: 0.16
Market Cap: $88.35 million
P/E Ratio: 0.2
Consensus Rating: Hold (0 Buy Ratings, 4 Hold Ratings, 1 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Wirecard AG, a technology company, provides outsourcing and white label solutions for electronic payments worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Payment Processing & Risk Management, Acquiring & Issuing, and Call Center & Communication Services. The Payment Processing & Risk Management segment offers products and service for the acceptance or transactions, and the processing of electronic payments and associated processes. The Acquiring & Issuing segment provides settlement services for credit card sales for online and terminal payments, as well as current accounts with prepaid cards and Girocard/Maestro debit cards; processes payment transactions in various currencies; and issues prepaid and debit cards to private and business customers. The Call Center & Communication Services segment offers value added services, aftersales services to customers, and mailing services. The company also provides payment processing solutions that include Wirecard Payment Page, a payment page; credit card processing; direct debit; online banking payment; alternative payment; international payment processing; tokenization; point of sale terminals; and Wirecard Checkout Portal, a payment portal. In addition, it offers mobile payment solutions; risk management solutions, such as fraud prevention, credit worthiness checks, and individual solutions; integration and testing solutions, including enterprise integration, transaction testing, payment hub, customer self-select PIN, and secure mailer solutions; and communication services. The company serves the consumer goods, digital goods, and travel and mobility sectors. Wirecard has strategic partnerships with Poynt, CreditPilot PLC, SunExpress, and Emonvia. Wirecard AG was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Aschheim, Germany.
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#7 - Banco de Sabadell

OTCMKTS:BNDSF
Stock Price: $0.43 (-$0.02)
Consensus Rating: Hold (0 Buy Ratings, 7 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Banco de Sabadell, S.A. provides banking services to personal, business, and private customers in Spain and internationally. The company offers retail banking products, such as current and savings accounts, personal loans, cards, and mortgages. It also provides financial products and services to large and medium enterprises, SMEs, shops and self-employed workers, private individuals, and professionals, as well as consumer finance, asset management and bancassurance. In addition, the company offers corporate banking services, including financing services from transactional banking services to other solutions in finance, treasury, and import/export, among others. Further, it provides insurance and pension products. As of December 31, 2019, the company operated 2,402 branches. Banco de Sabadell, S.A. was founded in 1881 and is based in Alicante, Spain.
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#8 - Trevali Mining

OTCMKTS:TREVF
Stock Price: $0.14 (-$0.01)
Market Cap: $116.29 million
Consensus Rating: Hold (0 Buy Ratings, 6 Hold Ratings, 2 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $0.19 (32.3% Upside)
Trevali Mining Corporation, a base-metals mining company, engages in the acquisition, exploration, and development of mineral properties. The company primarily explores for zinc, lead, silver, gold, and copper deposits. Its operational assets include the 90%-owned Perkoa Mine in Burkina Faso; 90%-owned Rosh Pinah Mine in Namibia; Caribou Mine in the Bathurst mining camp, northern New Brunswick, Canada; and Santander Mine in Peru. The company was formerly known as Trevali Resources Corp. and changed its name to Trevali Mining Corporation in April 2011. Trevali Mining Corporation was incorporated in 1964 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.
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#9 - Pgs Asa

OTCMKTS:PGSVY
Stock Price: $0.45 (-$0.03)
PE Ratio: -0.68
Market Cap: $203.28 million
Consensus Rating: Hold (1 Buy Ratings, 2 Hold Ratings, 3 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
PGS ASA operates as a marine geophysical company. The company offers a range of seismic and reservoir services, including acquisition, imaging, interpretation, and field evaluation to oil and gas companies. It operates in Africa, Brazil, Canada, Guyana, the United Kingdom, Norway, Angola, the Asia Pacific, Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, and internationally. The company was formerly known as Petroleum Geo-Services ASA and changed its name to PGS ASA in May 2019. PGS ASA was founded in 1991 and is headquartered in Oslo, Norway.
Gulfport Energy logo

#10 - Gulfport Energy

NASDAQ:GPOR
Stock Price: $0.10
PE Ratio: -0.01
Market Cap: $15.51 million
Consensus Rating: Sell (1 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 5 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $2.19 (2,166.8% Upside)
Gulfport Energy Corporation engages in the exploration, development, acquisition, and production of natural gas, crude oil, and natural gas liquids (NGL) in the United States. Its principal properties include Utica Shale covering an area of approximately 205,000 net reservoir acres primarily located in Eastern Ohio; and SCOOP covering an area of approximately 76,000 net reservoir acres primarily located in Oklahoma. As of December 31, 2019, it had 4.5 trillion cubic feet of natural gas equivalent of proved reserves; proved undeveloped reserves of 10 MMbbl of oil; and 2,291 Bcf of natural gas and 32 MMbbl of NGL. The company was incorporated in 1997 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Valaris logo

#11 - Valaris

OTCMKTS:VAL
Stock Price: $0.33 (-$112.66)
PE Ratio: -0.01
Market Cap: $22.53 billion
Consensus Rating: Sell (1 Buy Ratings, 1 Hold Ratings, 9 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $4.19 (1,170.6% Upside)
Valaris Plc engages in the provision of offshore contract drilling services to the international oil and gas industry. It operates its through the following segments: Floaters, Jackups and Others. The Floaters segment includes drill ships and semisubmersible rigs. The Jackups segment offers contract drilling service. The Others segment consists of management services on rigs owned by third-parties. The company was founded on July 3, 1905 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
intu properties logo

#12 - intu properties

OTCMKTS:CCRGF
Stock Price: $0.06
Consensus Rating: Sell (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 4 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: N/A
Intu own and manage many of the country's best shopping centres, have a growing multichannel presence and an expanding portfolio in Spain. We're passionate about giving people their perfect shopping experience. With 20 centres across the UK and Spain, our whole business is focused on creating the best places for shopping and leisure, so that customers visit more often and stay longer. We do that by bringing together our scale, expertise and understanding of what customers want to provide compelling customer experiences that deliver real results for retailers, restaurateurs and leisure specialists. Our unique customer insight helps us understand what customers want now and in the future and we continually invest in our centres to build a long-term business that helps retailers flourish, communities thrive and our business to grow.
Noble logo

#13 - Noble

OTCMKTS:NEBLQ
Stock Price: $0.06 (+$0.00)
PE Ratio: -0.01
Market Cap: $15.57 million
Consensus Rating: Sell (0 Buy Ratings, 0 Hold Ratings, 6 Sell Ratings)
Consensus Price Target: $1.25 (1,853.1% Upside)
Noble Holding Corporation plc operates as an offshore drilling contractor for the oil and gas industry worldwide. It provides contract drilling services using mobile offshore drilling units. As of November 6, 2020, the company operated a fleet of 19 drilling rigs consisted of 7 drillships and semisubmersibles and 12 jackups. The company was formerly known as Noble Corporation plc and changed its name to Noble Holding Corporation plc in November 2020. Noble Holding Corporation plc was founded in 1921 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. On July 31, 2020, Noble Corporation plc, along with its affiliates, filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Texas.

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