A Look Into Basic Materials Sector Value Stocks


The Meaning Behind Value Stocks

A value stock is traditionally defined in terms of how investors in the marketplace are valuing that company's future growth prospects. Low P/E multiples are good base indicators that the company is undervalued and can most likely be labelled as a value stock.

The following stocks are considered to be notable value stocks in the basic materials sector:

  1. Suzano SUZ - P/E: 5.47
  2. Origin Mat ORGN - P/E: 3.25
  3. Clearwater Paper CLW - P/E: 6.19
  4. Warrior Met Coal HCC - P/E: 6.67
  5. CVR Partners UAN - P/E: 4.02

Suzano has reported Q4 earnings per share at $0.7, which has increased by 683.33% compared to Q3, which was -0.12. Origin Mat saw a decrease in earnings per share from 0.22 in Q3 to $-0.07 now. Clearwater Paper's earnings per share for Q4 sits at $1.35, whereas in Q3, they were at 2.19. Most recently, Warrior Met Coal reported earnings per share at $2.49, whereas in Q3 earnings per share sat at $1.85. CVR Partners has reported Q4 earnings per share at $0.94, which has increased by 1242.86% compared to Q3, which was 0.07. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 9.28%, which has increased by 1.36% from 7.92% last quarter.

The Significance: A value stock may need some time to rebound from its undervalued position. The risk of investing in a value stock is that this emergence may never materialize.

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