Given how volatile markets have been of late, and growth stocks in particular, investors are beginning to give so-called value stocks a fresh look.

Value sounds great in theory: The proverbial opportunity to buy $100 bills for $80. The issue is that some stocks are "on sale" for a reason, and not all are bargains just because they are cheap. 

It all comes down to picking the companies with the best chance to soar higher from here. Here's why three Fool.com contributors see great value in Spirit AeroSystems(NYSE:SPR), General Motors(NYSE:GM), and Stamps.com(NASDAQ:STMP) right now.

Lou Whiteman(Spirit AeroSystems): Boeing's (NYSE:BA) 737 MAX is making a comeback, cleared to fly last fall after more than a year and a half grounded following a pair of fatal accidents. Despite the plane's troubled history there is still ample demand for it, and the 737 MAX still could go on to be one of the top selling designs in Boeing's corporate history.

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