5 Value Stocks In The Basic Materials Sector

What Defines a Value Stock?

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.

Benzinga Insights has compiled a list of value stocks in the basic materials sector that may be worth watching:

  1. Cementos Pacasmayo CPAC - P/E: 9.31
  2. Origin Mat ORGN - P/E: 7.47
  3. Valhi VHI - P/E: 7.54
  4. Boise Cascade BCC - P/E: 2.55
  5. Westlake WLK - P/E: 4.85

Cementos Pacasmayo saw an increase in earnings per share from 0.09 in Q4 to $0.15 now. Its most recent dividend yield is at 13.13%, which has increased by 9.05% from 4.08% in the previous quarter.

This quarter, Origin Mat experienced an increase in earnings per share, which was $0.04 in Q4 and is now $0.05. Valhi has reported Q1 earnings per share at $1.59, which has decreased by 13.11% compared to Q4, which was 1.83. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 0.69%, which has decreased by 0.58% from 1.27% last quarter.

Boise Cascade's earnings per share for Q1 sits at $7.61, whereas in Q4, they were at 4.26. Its most recent dividend yield is at 11.76%, which has increased by 11.2% from 0.56% in the previous quarter.

Westlake's earnings per share for Q1 sits at $5.83, whereas in Q4, they were at 4.98. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 0.94%, which has decreased by 0.14% from last quarter's yield of 1.08%.

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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