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3 Value Stocks Near 52-Week Lows Worth Buying

While many companies are rising past their fair values, others are trading at potential bargain prices. Although many investors would rather have nothing to do with stocks wallowing at 52-week lows, it makes sense to see whether the market has overreacted to a company's bad news.

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

Hardly fizzling out

I'm going to kick off this week of value stock hunting in true Warren Buffett fashion by suggesting that value investors look no further than beverage giant Coca-Cola if they want a great deal over the long run.

In 2015, though, 79% of its business is based on MVC contracts and other fee-based businesses, with an additional 9% hedged. Just 12% of its margin is exposed to market conditions this year.

Source: Enable Midstream Partners.

Source: BioMed Realty Trust.

Three factors in particular make BioMed Realty Trust a strong name for value stock investors to consider (if the prior points didn't move you). First, it maintains significant pricing power that allows its rental agreements to escalate rent alongside inflation. This means deals put in place today won't necessarily be disadvantageous for the company in 2020, for instance. Secondly, BioMed's contracts are often locked in for the long-term, leading to steady and predictable cash flow for the Trust. Finally, as inflation increases the value of its properties over time, it has the opportunity to jettison older buildings for a significant profit. In the fourth-quarter it sold a manufacturing facility in Maryland for $322.5 million, netting a $136.6 million gain in the process over an 8.5-year holding period. That's a phenomenal return of nearly 15% per year.

I believe that as interest rates rise it'll only reinforce the need for life science companies to hold off on purchasing their own facilities and instead turn to leasing, which is cheaper in the short- and intermediate-term.

A 4.7% dividend yield and a forward P/E of 14 could be just what the doctor ordered!

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