8 Stocks Under $10 Worth Buying While They Are Cheap

There’s a visceral appeal to buying stocks that can be picked up for a song, but companies with low-priced shares are often risky bets.

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There’s a visceral appeal to buying stocks that can be picked up for a song, but companies with low-priced shares are often risky bets. Whether they’re young or small enterprises or established businesses that have stumbled, Wall Street’s cheapest stocks give investors a chance to hit the jackpot or lose a lot quickly.

That makes low-priced stocks poor choices for the risk-averse but a fun gamble for investors who have some cash to burn. If you’re in the second camp, check out these eight stocks, all selling for less than $10 a share and none with a market capitalization greater than $1.2 billion.

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Share prices and related figures are as of March 11. Price-earnings ratios are based on estimated profits for the next four quarters. Sales are for the last four quarters.

Kathy Kristof
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Kristof, editor of SideHusl.com (opens in new tab), 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.