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Understanding Value Stocks

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.

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

  1. Pampa Energia (NYSE: PAM) - P/E: 0.03
  2. Spark Energy (NASDAQ: SPKE) - P/E: 5.35
  3. NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) - P/E: 2.21
  4. Central Puerto (NYSE: CEPU) - P/E: 3.61
  5. Enel Americas (NYSE: ENIA) - P/E: 7.27

Pampa Energia has reported Q2 earnings per share at 0.06, which has decreased by 71.43% compared to Q1, which was 0.21. Pampa Energia does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

Spark Energy has reported Q2 earnings per share at 0.62, which has increased by 210.0% compared to Q1, which was 0.2. Its most recent dividend yield is at 10.35%, which has increased by 0.18% from 10.17% in the previous quarter.

Most recently, NRG Energy reported earnings per share at 1.27, whereas in Q1 earnings per share sat at 0.49. Its most recent dividend yield is at 3.55%, which has decreased by 0.4% from 3.95% in the previous quarter.

Central Puerto looks to be undervalued. It possesses an EPS of 0.01, which has not changed since last quarter (Q4). Central Puerto does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

Most recently, Enel Americas reported earnings per share at 0.0, whereas in Q1 earnings per share sat at 0.0. Its most recent dividend yield is at 11.07%, which has increased by 9.39% from 1.68% in the previous quarter.

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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