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3 Undiscovered Stocks With Incredible Upside

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The market is always filled with uncovered treasures with strong underlying fundamentals and even more attractive valuations. Oftentimes, investors look for the next technological craze or catalyst in the stock market to help them generate significant wealth and upside. On a similar tangent, investing in shares of up-and-coming consumer brands before they gain widespread recognition is a highly effective investment approach. This allows investors to easily tap into addressable markets before a stock blows up in valuation and coverage.

Retail investors enjoy a significant advantage over institutional buyers when hunting for promising stocks due to their ability to tap into hidden opportunities, often too small for large fund managers to consider. Institutions typically deal in massive sums of money and are hesitant to invest in thinly traded stocks, which can become highly volatile during large transactions. This volatility results in increased transaction costs and diminishing trading profits. Of course, on the flip side, for retail investors like us, companies such as the ones detailed in this article provide a growth opportunity like none other.

GigaCloud Technology Inc. (GCT)

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GigaCloud Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:GCT) is a leading B2B e-commerce company that caters to domestic and international markets and focuses on large parcel goods. According to Yahoo Finance analysts, the stock will trade between a one-year range of $35-$46, with an average stock price of $40.50.

In its recent FY 2024 report, its flagship GigaCloud Marketplace saw a tremendous 53.3% year-over-year (YOY) gross merchandise volume expansion. This marketplace aims to help integrate everything from payments to logistics in a user-friendly platform and has been the key driver behind its revenue reaching $703.83 million. With a combination of recent accretive acquisitions into Canada and India, investors can expect GCT to continue guiding double-digit growth.

Valuation-wise, GigaCloud’s trailing 12-month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.77x still sits slightly lower than its industry median of 17.52x. Given the company’s diverse revenue streams, and continued efforts to expand with both sustainable and profitable growth, retail investors should consider GCT before this stock takes off. 

Heidrick & Struggles International (HSII)

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Heidrick & Struggles International (NASDAQ:HSII) is a company that works to provide talent services on demand to global businesses. The company also works to help out clients by overseeing the recruitment of various executives. Yahoo Finance analysts estimate that the stock will trade between a one-year range of $30 to $40, with an average stock price of $35.67. This is fairly above the current price of around $29. 

The company also recently acquired Businessfourzero, which is a London-based company that also performs consulting services. They have expertise in developing talent and will allow Heidrick & Struggles to expand its client base and ability to drive growth in the companies it works for. 

The company is certainly growing and the company experienced a significant 36% increase in net revenue in the fourth quarter of 2023. With a P/E ratio of 11.55x compared to the industry average P/E ratio of 27.58x, the stock is likely to be undervalued and has loads of upside. Thus, investors should definitely be on the lookout to scoop up some shares. 

NextEra Energy (NEE)

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NextEra Energy (NYSE:NEE) produces, delivers, distributes and markets electricity to both retail and wholesale clients across North America. Most notably, they are a leader in managing long-term contracts related to clean energy solutions. Yahoo Finance analysts estimate that the stock will trade between a one-year range of $44-$102, with an average stock price of $72.75.

NextEra is an example of an amazing Dividend Aristocrat trading at a relatively discounted price. Currently, management guides that NEE will continue to grow its dividend by at least 10% per year till 2026.  see a 10% dividend hike. NextEra’s financials are also in a great position. Its earnings per share (EPS) is set to grow at 7% for the next five years, largely driven by the Inflation Reduction Act supporting NEE’s continued dominance in the U.S. renewable energy market.

Surprisingly, NextEra’s P/E ratio of 18.03x still sits relatively undervalued compared to its industry average P/E ratio of 24.53x. For any investor looking to scoop up some shares into a dividend growth king, NextEra should definitely not be overlooked. 

On the date of publication, Ian Hartana and Vayun Chugh did not hold (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.

Chandler Capital is the work of Ian Hartana and Vayun Chugh. Ian Hartana and Vayun Chugh are both self-taught investors whose work has been featured in Seeking Alpha. Their research primarily revolves around GARP stocks with a long-term investment perspective encompassing diverse sectors such as technology, energy, and healthcare.

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