Travel Centers of America
In the case of Travel Centers (TA), that looked like a big mistake as the stock tanked during the summer months and fell below $8 per share. Travel Centers then reversed course again, hitting $11 in the fall. A slight sell-off at the end of the year leaves us with a gain of 100%. The volatility was a bit nutty for sure, giving one pause for this name going forward. That said, the valuation is quite compelling. Analysts expect TA to grow earnings by 133% in 2014. At current prices, shares trade for only 9 times 2014 estimated earnings. TA qualifies as a potential One-Year Sizzler for 2014. I’d have no trouble owning or buying this stock at current levels.