5 Energy Stocks With Attractively Low P/E Ratios

The following five companies in the Energy sector have low trailing price-to-earnings ratios (minimum market capitalization of $500 million for the purposes of this screen):

  1. EXCO Resources, Inc. (NYSE:XCO):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $13.25 to $21.04 and most recently traded at $20.50.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 7.69, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 7.99, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 2.79.  Its market capitalization is $4.36 billion.  About the company:  EXCO Resources, Inc. explores for oil and natural gas.  The Company operates in onshore locations in the United States.
  2. China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. (NYSE:SNP):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $72.93 to $111.92 and most recently traded at $98.91 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 7.85, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.295, and its trailing price-to-book value ratio is 1.31.  Its market capitalization is $85.76 billion. About the company:  China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec) refines, produces and trades petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, kerosene, ethylene, synthetic fibers, synthetic rubber, synthetic resins and chemical fertilizers. Also, the company explores for and produces crude oil and natural gas in China.
  3. TOTAL SA (NYSE:TOT):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $43.07 to $64.44 per share, and it most recently traded at $60.50.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 7.98, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.63, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.49.  Its market capitalization is $135.40 billion.  About the company:  Total SA explores for, produces, refines, transports, and markets oil and natural gas.  The Company also operates a chemical division which produces polypropylene, polyethylene, polystyrene, rubber, paint, ink, adhesives, and resins.  Total operates gasoline filling stations in Europe, the United States, and Africa.
  4. ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $48.06 to $81.80 and most recently traded at $74.54 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 8.96, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.56, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.49.  Its market capitalization is $105.41 billion.  About the company:  ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company which operates in several business segments.  The Company explores for and produces petroleum, and refines, markets, supplies, and transports petroleum.  ConcooPhillps also gathers and processes natural gas, and produces and distributes chemicals and plastics.
  5. Petroleo Brasileiro SA (NYSE:PBR):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $31.21 to $42.75 and most recently traded at $35.32.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 7.98, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 1.71, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.19.  Its market capitalization is $230.43 billion.  About the company: Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. – Petrobas explores for and produces oil and natural gas.  The Company refines, markets, and supplies oil products.  Petrobas operates oil tankers, distribution pipelines, marine, river and lake terminals, thermal power plants, fertilizer plants, and petrochemical units.  The Company operates in South America and elsewhere around the world.

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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