5 Big Financial Companies with the Lowest P/E Ratios

The following 5 companies in the Financial sector have low trailing price-to-earnings ratios (excludes all companies with a market capitalization less than $500 million and exchange-traded funds (ETFs)):

  1. HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HBC):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $44.07 to $59.14 and most recently traded at $53.73 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 14.92, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 3.43, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.26.  Its market capitalization is $188.3 billion.  About the company: HSBC Holdings plc is the holding company for the HSBC Group.  The Company provides a variety of international banking and financial services, including retail and corporate banking, trade, trusteeship, securities, custody, capital markets, treasury, private and investment banking, and insurance.  The Group operates worldwide.
  2. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $35.16 o $48.36 and most recently traded at $45.32 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 10.06, its trailing price-to-sales is 2, and its trailing price-to-book is 1.04.  Its market capitalization is $180.41 billion.  About the company: JPMorgan Chase & Co. provides global financial services and retail banking.  The Company provides services such as investment banking, treasury and securities services, asset management, private banking, card member services, commercial banking, and home finance.  JP Morgan Chase serves business enterprises, institutions, and individuals.
  3. Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $23.02 to $34.25 and most recently traded at $28.42 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 12.86, its price-to-sales ratio is 2.14, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.25.  Its market capitalization is $149.77 billion.  About the company: Wells Fargo & Company is a diversified financial services company providing banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, leasing, credit cards, and consumer finance.  The Company operates through physical stores, the Internet, and other distribution channels across North America and elsewhere internationally.
  4. Banco Santander, SA (NYSE:STD):  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $8.65 to $13.75 and most recently traded at $11.81 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 8.94, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 2.21, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 0.98.  Its market capitalization is $105.22 billion.  About the company: Banco Santander SA attracts deposits and offers retail, comemrcial and private banking, and asset management services.  The Bank offers consumer credit, mortgage loans, lease financing, factoring, mutual funds, pension funds, insurance, commercial credit, investment banking services, structured finance, and advice on mergers and acquisitions.
  5. Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:MTU): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $4.36 to $5.88 and most recently traded at $4.96 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 8.08, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 1.43 and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 0.61.  Its market capitalization is $70.28 billion.  About the company: Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. is a holding company established through the merger of Mitsubishi Tokyo Financial Group and UFJ Holdings.  As a financial group, the Company provides a variety of financial and investment services including commercial banking, trust banking, international finance, and assets management services.

Note: Financial data is taken from Yahoo! Finance.  Selected other data is taken from Google Finance and publicly available SEC filings.  All data are assumed to be accurate.

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