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Alberto Abaterusso
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3 Stocks With a Low Forward Price-Earnings Ratio

Integer Holdings Corp tops the list

May 10, 2020 | About:

To enhance the number of chances to unearth value opportunities, investors may want to screen the market for stocks with a favorable forward price-earnings ratio.

The following stocks have a forward price-earnings ratio that is lower than the S&P 500 index's historical average of 15, making them of potential interest to value investors.

Integer Holdings Corp

The first company to consider is Integer Holdings Corp (NYSE:ITGR), a Plano, Texas-based manufacturer of medical devices.

Integer Holdings has a forward price-earnings ratio of 14.71 (versus the industry median of 32.89), which results from Friday’s share price of $76.46 and analyst expectations of 5.5% growth in earnings per share over the next full fiscal year.

GuruFocus has assigned a moderate rating of 4 out of 10 to the company’s financial strength and a very good rating of 7 out of 10 to its profitability.

The stock price has increased 1.54% in the past year for a market cap of $2.51 billion and a 52-week range of $46.01 to $99.95.

The stock has a buy recommendation rating on Wall Street and an average target price of $97.50.

SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc

The second company to consider is SS&C Technologies Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:SSNC), a Windsor, Connecticut-based provider of software products and related services to financial services and healthcare companies.

SS&C Technologies Holdings has a forward price-earnings ratio of 14.99 (versus the industry median of 24.33), which is the result of a share price of $58.50 as of May 8 and analyst expectations of $3.90 in EPS for the next full fiscal year.

GuruFocus has assigned a low rating of 3 out of 10 to the company’s financial strength but a high rating of 9 out of 10 to its profitability.

The stock price was fairly flat in the past year. The stock has a market capitalization of $14.99 billion and a 52-week range of $29.51 to $67.73.

The stock has a buy recommendation rating on Wall Street and an average target price of $63.80.

FMC Corp

The third company to consider is FMC Corp (NYSE:FMC), a Philadelphia, Pennsylvania-based provider of several agricultural products for crop protection and plant health.

FMC Corp has a forward price-earnings ratio of 14.95 (versus the industry median of 17.24), which is the result of a share price of $93.48 as of May 8 and analyst expectations of EPS of $6.25 for the next full fiscal year.

GuruFocus has assigned a moderate rating of 4 out of 10 to the company’s financial strength and a higher rating of 8 out of 10 to its profitability.

The stock price has risen by almost 18% in the past year for a market capitalization of $12.1 billion and a 52-week range of $56.77 to $108.77.

The stock has a buy recommendation rating on Wall Street and an average target price of $109.68 per share.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any securities mentioned in this article.

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Alberto Abaterusso
I am a contributor at GuruFocus. I primarily write about gold, silver and precious metals mining industries. My articles have also been widely linked by popular sites, including MarketWatch, Financial Times, 24hGold, Investopedia, Financial.org, CNBS, MSN Money, Zachs, Reuters and others. I hold a Master's Degree in Business Administration from Università degli Studi di Bari (Italy), Aldo Moro. I am based in The Netherlands.

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