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Overview Of Value Stocks In The Utilities Sector

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What Defines a Value Stock?

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.

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

  1. Enel Americas (NYSE: ENIA) - P/E: 6.62
  2. Cia Paranaense De Energia (NYSE: ELP) - P/E: 5.52
  3. NRG Energy (NYSE: NRG) - P/E: 1.91
  4. Central Puerto (NYSE: CEPU) - P/E: 2.94
  5. Pampa Energia (NYSE: PAM) - P/E: 0.04

Enel Americas’s earnings per share for Q2 sits at 0.0, whereas in Q1, they were at 0.0. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 11.07%, which has increased by 9.39% from 1.68% last quarter.

Cia Paranaense De Energia’s earnings per share for Q2 sits at 1.09, whereas in Q1, they were at 0.42. Its most recent dividend yield is at 6.26%, which has increased by 4.11% from 2.15% 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. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 3.55%, which has decreased by 0.4% from 3.95% last quarter.

This quarter, Central Puerto experienced an increase in earnings per share, which was 0.01 in Q1 and is now 0.02. Central Puerto does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

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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