Trader Lebenthal finds value buys in the sell-off

Jim Lebenthal
Scott Mlyn | CNBC
Jim Lebenthal

For the 2016 Halftime Report Portfolio Challenge, Jim Lebenthal seeks to capitalize on the poor start to the new year for stocks through the purchase of deep-value names from the industrial and energy sectors, two of the hardest-hit areas of the market.

The CEO of Lebenthal Asset Management believes he found stocks that are trading at bargain-basement valuations, but have improving fundamentals.

Here are his fresh ideas for the new year and his reasons for buying them...

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