5 Non-Cyclical Consumer Stocks With An Attractively Low P/E Ratio

The following 5 companies in the Consumer Non-Cyclical sector have low trailing price-to-earnings ratios (minimum market capitalization of $500 million for this screen):

  1. Bunge Limited (NYSE:BG):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $45.36 to $76.14 and most recently traded at $73.39.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 4.62, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.24, and its trailing price-t0-book ratio is 0.88.  Its market capitalization is $11.43 billion.  About the company: Bunge Limited is an integrated global agribusiness and food company spanning the farm-to-consumer food chain.  The Company processes soybeans, produces and supplies fertilizer, manufactures edible oils and shortenings, mills dry corn and wheat, manufactures isolated soybean protein, and produces other food products.  Bunge has primary operations in North and South America.
  2. Tyson Foods, Inc. (NYSE:TSN):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $14.59 to $20.12 and most recently traded at $17.82.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 7.37, its trailing price-to-sales raito is 0.23, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.23.  Its market capitalization is $6.73 billion.  About the company: Tyson Foods, Inc. produces, distributes, and markets chicken, beef, pork, prepared foods and related allied products.  The Company’s products are marketed and sold to national and regional grocery retailers, regional grocery wholesalers, meat distributors, warehouse club stores, military commissaries, and industrial food processing companies.
  3. Universal Corporation (NYSE:UVV):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $35.36 to $52.45 and most recently traded at $43.35.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 8.1, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.41, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.04.  Its market capitalization is $1.02 billion.  About the company: Universal Corporation is an independent leaf tobacco merchant.  The Company has additional operations in agri-products and the distribution of lumber and building products.  Universal sells primarily flue-cured and burley tobaccos to manufacturers located throughout the world.
  4. Seaboard Corporation (AMEX:SEB):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $1,304 to $2,470 per share, and most recently traded at $2,271.01 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 9.8, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.63, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.57.  Its market capitalization is $2.76 billion.  About the company: Seaboard Corporation is a diversified international agribusiness and transportation company that primarily produces and processes domestic pork and ships cargo.  The Company also merchandises commodities, mills flour and feed, farms produces, produces sugar, and generates electric power overseas.
  5. Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:CALM):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $26.23 to $34.95 and most recently traded at $28.22.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 9.04, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.72, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.6.  Its market capitalization is $673.71 million.  About the company: Cal-Maine Foods, Inc. produces, cleans, grades, packs, and sells fresh shell eggs.  The Company markets its products in various states in the Southwestern, Southeastern, Midwestern, and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States.

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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