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5 Value Stocks To Watch In The Basic Materials Sector

Benzinga Insights
·2 mins read

What Defines a Value Stock?

A value stock traditionally has a lower price when compared to stock prices of companies in the same industry. This indicates that the company may be undervalued, as investors are not expressing as much interest in such companies. The most commonly used way to check for value is with the price-to-earnings multiple, or P/E. A low P/E multiple is a good indication that the stock is undervalued.

Below is a list of notable value stocks in the basic materials sector:

  1. Valhi (NYSE: VHI) - P/E: 8.38

  2. Turquoise Hill Resources (NYSE: TRQ) - P/E: 5.58

  3. Verso (NYSE: VRS) - P/E: 2.38

  4. Commercial Metals (NYSE: CMC) - P/E: 8.65

  5. Koppers Hldgs (NYSE: KOP) - P/E: 7.21

Most recently, Valhi reported earnings per share at -0.32, whereas in Q1 earnings per share sat at 0.07. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 3.04%, which has decreased by 30.19% from 33.23% last quarter.

Turquoise Hill Resources saw an increase in earnings per share from 0.03 in Q1 to 0.04 now. Turquoise Hill Resources does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

Verso has reported Q2 earnings per share at -0.99, which has decreased by 682.35% compared to Q1, which was 0.17. Verso does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

Commercial Metals saw an increase in earnings per share from 0.53 in Q2 to 0.59 now. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 2.62%, which has decreased by 0.99% from 3.61% last quarter.

Most recently, Koppers Hldgs reported earnings per share at 1.27, whereas in Q1 earnings per share sat at 0.47. Koppers Hldgs does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

These 5 value stocks were selected by Benzinga Insights based on quantified analysis. While this methodical judgment process is not meant to make final decisions, our technology can give investors additional perception into the sector.

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