Overview Of Value Stocks In The Basic Materials Sector

What is 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. Chemours CC - P/E: 5.58
  2. Koppers Hldgs KOP - P/E: 8.84
  3. ICL Group ICL - P/E: 5.07
  4. Gulf GURE - P/E: 3.39
  5. Univar Solns UNVR - P/E: 9.06

Chemours saw a decrease in earnings per share from 1.89 in Q2 to $1.24 now. Its most recent dividend yield is at 3.46%, which has increased by 0.52% from 2.94% in the previous quarter.

Koppers Hldgs saw an increase in earnings per share from 0.97 in Q2 to $1.19 now. Its most recent dividend yield is at 0.83%, which has ('', 'not changed') by 0.0% from 0.83% in the previous quarter.

Most recently, ICL Group reported earnings per share at $0.49, whereas in Q2 earnings per share sat at $0.58. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 11.12%, which has decreased by 1.13% from last quarter's yield of 12.25%.

Gulf saw an increase in earnings per share from 0.37 in Q2 to $0.86 now. Most recently, Univar Solns reported earnings per share at $0.84, whereas in Q2 earnings per share sat at $1.0.

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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