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5 Stocks With Low Price-Earnings Ratios

- By Tiziano Frateschi

According to the GuruFocus All-in-One Screener, the following companies look cheap since they are trading with low price-sales ratios.

Shares of Patrick Industries Inc. (PATK) are trading around $48.59 with a price-sales ratio of 0.52 and a price-earnings ratio of 9.86.


The building products and materials manufacturer has a market cap of $1.16 billion. The stock has climbed at an annualized rate of 68.86% over the last 10 years.

The discounted cash flow calculator gives the stock a fair value of $52.65, suggesting it is undervalued with a 7.71% margin of safety. The Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair value of $70.12.

Jim Simons (Trades, Portfolio)' Renaissance Technologies is the company's largest guru shareholder with 0.98% of outstanding shares, followed by Chuck Royce (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.14% and Paul Tudor Jones (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.06%.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals PLC (JAZZ) is trading around $ 132.81 with a price-sales ratio of 4.29 and a price-earnings ratio of 18.21 .

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The pharmaceutical company has a market cap of $ 7.59 billion. The stock has risen at an annualized rate of 68.03 % over the past decade.

The DCF calculator gives the stock a fair value of $ 78.12 , suggesting it is overpriced by 69.99 %. The Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair value of $ 109.5 .

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 2.02 % of outstanding shares, followed by Andreas Halvorsen (Trades, Portfolio) with 1.6 1 %, Pioneer Investments (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.65% and Ken Heebner (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.58%.

Nexstar Media Group Inc. (NXST) is trading around $112.99 with a price-sales ratio of 1.91 and price-earnings ratio of 13.83.

The television broadcasting company has a market cap of $5.21 billion. The stock has grown at an annualized rate of 65.32% over the last 10 years.

The DCF calculator gives the stock a fair value of $87.86, suggesting it is overpriced by 28.60%. The Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair value of $123.15.

With 2.08% of outstanding shares, Seth Klarman (Trades, Portfolio) is the company's largest guru shareholder, followed by Pioneer Investments with 0.31%, Simons' firm with 0.12% and Mario Gabelli (Trades, Portfolio) with 0.08%.

Issuer Direct Corp. (ISDR) is trading around $11.95 with a price-sales ratio of 2.89 and a price-earnings ratio of 45.97.

The communications and compliance company has a market cap of $46.06 million. The stock has risen at an annualized rate of 60.77% over the past decade.

The DCF calculator gives the company a fair value of $2.78, suggesting it is overpriced by 329.84%. The Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair value of $3.15.

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 0.32% of outstanding shares.

Tucows Inc. (TCX) is trading around $87.34 with a price-sales ratio of 2.69 and a price-earnings ratio of 54.86.

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The company, which operates in the internet content and information industry, has a market cap of $929.24 million. The stock has risen at an annualized rate of 43.45% over the last 10 years.

The DCF calculator gives the company a fair value of $45.26, suggesting it is overpriced by 92.97%. The Peter Lynch earnings line gives the stock a fair value of $23.85

The company's largest guru shareholder is Simons' firm with 4.11% of outstanding shares.

Disclosure: I do not own any stocks mentioned.

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