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Alberto Abaterusso
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3 Low Price-Book Ratio Stock Picks

These companies could be opportunities for value investors

Picking stocks whose market capitalization exceeds $10 billion and whose price-book ratio is standing below 1.5 could give value investors a higher likelihood to find opportunities amid U.S.-listed equities.

Thus, value investors could be interested in the following stocks, as they match the above-listed criteria and are recommended by Wall Street.

Royal Dutch Shell PLC

The first company that matches the above characteristics is Royal Dutch Shell PLC (NYSE:RDS.A) (NYSE:RDS.B), a major British-Dutch petrochemical company.

The price of a share of the common stock class A was trading at around $42.06 at close on March 3 for a market cap of $159.19 billion and a price-book ratio of 0.96.

The common stock class A share price has decreased by 3.80% over the past year for a 52-week range of $21.26 to $44.42.

Common stock class A:

The price of a share of the common stock class B was trading at around $39.86 at close on March 3 for a market cap of $159.19 billion and a price-book ratio of 0.96.

The common stock class B share price has decreased by 9.49% over the past year for a 52-week range of $19.19 to $44.78.

Common stock class B:

Royal Dutch Shell PLC's book value was $39.85 per share of common stock class A and class B as of the quarter that ended in December 2020.

GuruFocus assigned a score of 4 out of 10 to the financial strength rating and of 5 out of 10 to the profitability of the company.

On Wall Street, the security has an overweight median recommendation rating and an average target price of $47.42 per share of common stock class A and $48.42 per share of common stock class B.

Wells Fargo & Co

The second company that matches the above characteristics is Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), a San Francisco, California-based American bank major.

The stock price was trading at around $37.69 per share at close on March 3 for a market capitalization of $155.81 billion and a price-book ratio of 0.97. Wells Fargo's book value was approximately $38.86 per share as of the quarter that ended in December 2020.

The stock price has declined by 3.11% over the past year for a 52-week range of $20.76 to $40.01.

GuruFocus assigned a score of 3 out of 10 to the financial strength rating and of 4 out of 10 to the profitability of the company.

The stock has an overweight median recommendation rating and an average target price of $39.54 per share on Wall Street.

Citigroup Inc

The third company that matches the criteria is Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), a New York-based U.S. bank major.

The stock price was trading at around $70.38 per share on March 3 for a market capitalization of $146.91 billion and a price-book ratio of 0.82. Citigroup Inc's book value was $85.74 per share as of the quarter that ended in December 2020.

The stock price has risen 10.85% over the past year, determining a 52-week range of $32 to $71.49.

GuruFocus assigned a score of 3 out of 10 for the company's financial strength rating and of 4 out of 10 for its profitability rating.

The stock has an overweight recommendation rating with an average target price of $79.31 per share on Wall Street.

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 how to pick potential value stocks. Gold, silver and precious metals mining industries is also my cup of tea. 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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