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A Look Into Utilities Sector Value Stocks

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What are 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. Central Puerto (NYSE: CEPU) - P/E: 3.59
  2. Cia Paranaense De Energia (NYSE: ELP) - P/E: 5.43
  3. Spark Energy (NASDAQ: SPKE) - P/E: 5.73
  4. NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) - P/E: 2.09
  5. Pampa Energia (NYSE: PAM) - P/E: 0.04

Most recently, Central Puerto reported earnings per share at 0.02, whereas in Q1 earnings per share sat at 0.01. Central Puerto does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

Most recently, Cia Paranaense De Energia reported earnings per share at 1.09, whereas in Q1 earnings per share sat at 0.42. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 6.26%, which has increased by 4.11% from last quarter’s yield of 2.15%.

Spark Energy has reported Q2 earnings per share at 0.62, which has increased by 210.0% compared to Q1, which was 0.2. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 10.35%, which has increased by 0.18% from last quarter’s yield of 10.17%.

NRG Energy saw an increase in earnings per share from 0.49 in Q1 to 1.27 now. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 3.55%, which has decreased by 0.4% from last quarter’s yield of 3.95%.

This quarter, Pampa Energia experienced a decrease in earnings per share, which was 0.21 in Q1 and is now 0.06. Pampa Energia 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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