Most of these stocks are fairly affordable, especially compared to other stocks in the same industry, and many of them offer excellent dividend payments. Most value stocks come from older companies. Their value may have dipped because of a bad year, a period of negative publicity, or other factors. There are also times when a stock is undervalued because the company is relatively obscure in spite of good performance. Investors choose these stocks because they believe they are getting an excellent deal and expect the stock’s value to increase as other investors recognize the real value. In some cases, they also choose these stocks for dividend payments.