AV Homes: A Cheap Stock With Rich Potential

This small homebuilder's first-quarter results were impressive, with big gains in number of dwellings sold and other key measures.

With the market near a record high, it takes extra effort for a value investor like me to find promising stocks. So when I was recently assigned to write a piece about attractive stocks selling for single-digit prices, I was determined to search broadly. I ended up looking at about 75 companies and eliminated all but eight.

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Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of SideHusl.com, is an award-winning financial journalist, who writes regularly for Kiplinger's Personal Finance and CBS MoneyWatch. She's the author of Investing 101, Taming the Tuition Tiger and Kathy Kristof's Complete Book of Dollars and Sense. But perhaps her biggest claim to fame is that she was once a Jeopardy question: Kathy Kristof replaced what famous personal finance columnist, who died in 1991? Answer: Sylvia Porter.