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3 Low Price-Book Ratio Stocks to Consider

They could be good value opportunities

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Alberto Abaterusso
Jul 20, 2020
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When investors screen the market for stocks whose market capitalization is over $2 billion and whose price-book ratio stands lower than 1.5, they could have a higher chance of discovering value stocks.

Thus, value investors may want to have a look at the following stocks, as they meet the above-listed criteria.

Continental Resources Inc

The first company that makes the cut is Continental Resources Inc (

CLR, Financial).

Shares of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based crude and natural gas explorer and producer in the U.S. were trading at a price of $17.18 each at close on July 17 for a market capitalization of $6.27 billion and a price-book ratio of 0.98.

The stock has declined by 52.6% over the past year, determining a 52-week range of $6.90 to $52.04.

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

The stock has a hold recommendation rating and an average target price of $16.13 per share on Wall Street.

Pearson PLC

The second company that meets the above criteria is Pearson PLC (

PSO, Financial).

Shares of the British provider of educational products and services to several organizations worldwide, including governments and educational institutions, closed at a price of $7.05 per share on July 17 for a market capitalization of $5.30 billion and a price-book ratio of 1.

The stock has declined 36.2% over the past year for a 52-week range of $5.08 to $11.51.

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GuruFocus assigned a positive rating of 5 out of 10 for the company’s financial strength and another positive rating of 6 out of 10 for its profitability.

The stock has a hold recommendation rating and an average target price of $6.80 per share on Wall Street.

Avnet Inc

The third company that qualifies is Avnet Inc (

AVT, Financial).

Shares of the Phoenix, Arizona-based distributor of electronic components and computers were trading at a price of $25.91 per unit on July 17 for a market capitalization of $2.56 billion and a price-book ratio of 0.7.

The stock has declined 41.2% over the past year, determining a 52-week range of $17.85 to $49.03.

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GuruFocus assigned a positive rating of 6 out of 10 for the company’s financial strength and for its profitability.

The stock has a hold recommendation rating and an average target price of $30.63 per share on Wall Street.

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

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