Three Wildly Undervalued Growth Stocks

These stocks with enormous growth potential are too profoundly discounted to ignore.  

The growth stock collapse of 2022 has shifted to a growth stock resurgence in 2023. Cathie Wood’s growth-centric ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK) sank nearly 70% last year. This year it’s up more than 20% and may just be the beginning amid a shifting economic backdrop.

The Federal Reserve has become increasingly dovish in 2023, downshifting all the way back to a 25-basis-point rate hike at its most recent meeting. Recent talk of a pause and potential rate cuts in the future has made way for investors with an appetite for growth stocks with high reward potential.

Even after a hot start to 2023, some growth stocks look way too cheap. We’ve got three recommendations of stocks with stellar growth potential presenting attractive risk-reward propositions at their current prices.    

Meta Platforms Inc. (META)

One notable growth name that got hammered in 2022 is Meta Platforms Inc. The stock currently trades at less than 25x forward earnings. Still, with the most prominent family of apps and 4 billion users worldwide, META’s recovery this year has been swift. The ticker has stacked on 64% YTD. 

Despite its recent rally, the social media leader’s stock is still down 46% from its high and looks cheaply valued for long-term investors. Meta trades at under 20 times the expected annual profit and four times expected sales. With a core business that has held up well against intense pressures, underappreciated potential for success in the metaverse and shares trading at multiples that leave room for big upside, Meta stock continues to look significantly undervalued.

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Lithium Americas Corp (LAC) 

By 2029, electric vehicles could account for a third of the North American market and about 26% of vehicles produced worldwide, according to AutoForecast Solutions. Lithium Americas Corp is one company hoping to ride the wave of anticipated global EV demand. The company has full ownership of two development-stage mining operations in Argentina. One of which is approaching initial production, expected to come later this year. 

The high-growth -potential small-cap has been gaining the attention of the pros on Wall Street. “We believe 2023 could be an eventful year as there could be a number of key announcements on growth projects and Argentina divesture, which could be catalysts for the share price,” explained HSBC analyst Santhosh Seshadri. To this end, Seshadri recently initiated coverage of LAC with a Buy rating, backed by a $36 price target.

Most analysts agree with Seshadri’s thesis. LAC claims a Strong Buy consensus rating, based on 13 Buys vs. 1 Hold and no Sell ratings. At $37, the average price target makes room for 12-month gains of 74%.

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AssetMark Financial Holdings (AMK)

Leading asset manager AssetMark Financial continues to grow as it looks to become a full-service wealth management platform. Its recent acquisition of Adhesion Wealth, which provides wealth management technology solutions to investment advisors and asset managers, will expand its offerings. The company has been growing rapidly and has forecast annual EPS growth of 32% during the next five years. It has also seen its valuation come down to a P/E of 22, which is an excellent value for this growth stock.

The stock is up 34% already this year. Even if the market does retreat, AssetMark still expects roughly 10% growth in assets on its platform in 2023 and 20% year-over-year revenue growth. And as we emerge from this volatile market toward the next bull market, the company, a leader in the market, should see continued growth since asset managers thrive in bull markets.

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