3 Top Stocks for Under $25 (NYSE:TSM),(NASDAQ:CDNS),(NYSE:SFD)

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Today we would like to highlight three of the best stocks around that are trading for less than $25.  And we are not talking we picked ones barely under $25, these stocks have a good range below $25 for your investment consideration.  We researched MSN’s StockScouter (SS) to find the top rated stocks trading for less than $25.  Here is what we found.

CDNSFirst up is Cadence Design Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CDNS) which is currently trading at $$9.56.  SS currently rates this a 10 out of 10.  It has a Fundamental Grade of A, Valuation Grade of A and Technical Grade of B.  The summary for the stock for investors is:
Pro
The SS measure of relative price change and consistency is very high. Very positive
Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated rapidly compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive
The most recent quarterly earnings report was much higher than analysts’ consensus forecast. Positive
Con
The price-to-earnings multiple is close to the average for all stocks in the SS universe. Neutral

TSMNext let’s talk about Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM) which has had its shares drug down lately with the turn in the market.  Shares closed Friday at $11.75, up 1.21%.  SS also rates TSM a 10 out of 10 with a Fundamental Grade of B, Valuation Grade of A and Technical Grade of B Summarizing the SS rating:
Pro
Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated moderately compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive
The price-to-earnings multiple is lower than average for all stocks in the SS universe. Positive
The SS measure of relative price change and consistency is very high. Very positive
Con
Shares are neither being accumulated heavily nor sold heavily by financial institutions. Neutral for a large company like TSM

SFDThe third stock to highlight here is Smithfield Foods, Inc. (NYSE:SFD).  Shares closed Friday up 4.31% at $22.49.  SFD also ranks 10 out of 10 on the SS scale.  The company is rated with a Fundamental Grade of A, Valuation Grade of B and Technical Grade of B.  To summarizing the stock rating:
Pro
The price-to-earnings multiple is lower than average for all stocks in the SS universe. Positive
The SS measure of relative price change and consistency is very high. Very positive
Earnings growth in the past year has accelerated rapidly compared to earnings growth in the past three years. Positive
Con
The ratio of SFD's price-to-earnings multiple to its five-year growth rate is above the average of all stocks in the SS universe. Negative

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