7 Bargain Stocks You Can Feel Good About Now

These high-quality names offer potential gains plus a nice margin of safety.

A volatile market can be stressful for buy-and-hold investors but a blessing for opportunists. At its low in July, Standard & Poor’s 500-stock index had fallen 16% from its April high. Although the market has recovered a bit, plenty of high-quality stocks remain in the bargain bin. If you’ve been looking to capitalize on the market’s current funk, consider scooping up one or more of these names on days when the jittery market drags their prices down to even deeper discounts (share prices and related ratios are as of the August 19 close).

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Elizabeth Leary
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Elizabeth Leary (née Ody) first joined Kiplinger in 2006 as a reporter, and has held various positions on staff and as a contributor in the years since. Her writing has also appeared in Barron's, BloombergBusinessweek, The Washington Post and other outlets.