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One man's trash is another man's treasure. The Un Portfolio takes that expression to heart by picking through the trash heap in search of good companies that are out of favor. Sometimes looking at beaten-down stocks yields nothing but Big Mac wrappers and old shoes, but from time to time, patient investors can find a great opportunity. Here are a few unloved stocks that piqued my interest in a recent screen (you can see the unfiltered results here).
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Earlier this month, a lunch for eight with Warren Buffett auctioned for $2.3 million. Now that says something about the respect and admiration we all have for the world's greatest investor. Why, then, did Buffett's investment vehicle, Berkshire Hathaway
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Ituron Location & Control
A global energy giant
Let's get the messy stuff out of the way first: Petrobras
Make sure you wear gloves
Trash often deserves its place in the bin, so be selective when you're rooting through the 52-week low list. If you'd like to discuss your favorite beaten-down stock swing by the Un Portfolio's discussion board.
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