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3 Value Stocks to Consider for Your Portfolio

Just as we often examine companies that may be rising past their fair values, we can also find companies trading at what may be bargain prices. While many investors would rather have nothing to do with stocks wallowing at 52-week lows, I think it makes a lot of sense to determine whether the market has overreacted to a company's bad news, just as we often do when the market reacts to good news.

Here's a look at three fallen angels trading near their 52-week lows that could be worth buying.

Raymond James institutional investors conference slide. Source: Meridian Bioscience.

However, just as the ACA taketh away, it should be a long-term growth-driver for Meridian. The expectation is that once premium prices settle down and consumers have a better understanding of what to expect when it comes to pricing and coverage, more insured individuals will visit their doctor, which, in turn, could lead to more preventative diagnostic tests being used. This trend of more personalized medical care is likely to continue taking shape moving forward.

To add icing to the cake, value investors will also receive a healthy dividend of more than 4% . Don't let Meridian's small-cap valuation scare you, either, as it has been paying a dividend to shareholders for the past 24 years -- if that's not a sign of a stable business model, then I'm not sure what is! At 20 times forward earnings, Meridian may not exactly ring some investors' bells, but considering the moat of ACA-based long-term opportunity, you'd be wise to give this company its own examination.

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