Do you think all the best stocks to own are priced with a three-figure or even four-figure number? Not so fast. While it's true Tesla's stock is trading near $700 and Amazon's stock is stunningly priced around $3,000 per share, plenty of great picks can be bought for a fiver or less. Here's a rundown of your three best bets currently priced under $5.

Recent per-share price: $3.55

Like most other stocks, shares of long-term care, life, and mortgage insurer Genworth Financial(NYSE:GNW) tumbled between February and July of last year as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the U.S. Investors didn't know exactly how the contagion might impact the economy or insurers in particular. But they widely presumed it was going to be rough.

As it turns out, not only was the worst-case scenario never realized, but Genworth may have actually benefited from the pandemic. Revenue for the fourth quarter was up 11% and grew similarly for the full year. Adjusted operating income fell 24% year over year, but the insurer remained profitable in incredibly difficult circumstances. Most noteworthy is how the pandemic seems to have increased the number of newly underwritten policies, partially boosted by a surge in first home purchases, which often require the purchase of mortgage insurance.

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