5 Stocks in the Services Sector with the Lowest P/E Ratios

The following 5 companies in the Services sector have low trailing price-to-earnings ratios (this excludes all companies with a market capitalization of less than $500 million):

  1. American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC):  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $24.06 to $30.68 and most recently traded at $29.79 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 4.27, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 9.64, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.14.  Its market capitalization is $3.84 billion.  About the company: American Capital Agency Corporation is a real estate investment trust.  The Trust invests in agency pass-through securities and collateralized mortgage obligations for which the principal and interest payments are guaranteed by a US Government agency or a US Government-sponsored entity.
  2. Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE:LUK):  The shares have traded in a 52-week range of $18.80 to $39.14 and most recently traded at $37.33 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 4.76, its trailing price-to-sales is 6.96 and its trailing price-to-book is 1.29.  Its market capitalization is $9.11 billion.  About the company: Leucadia National Corporation is a diversified holding company.  The Company is involved in a variety of businesses, including manufacturing, telecommunications, property management and services, gaming entertainment, real estate activities, medical product development and winery operations.
  3. Invesco Mortgage Capital, Inc. (NYSE:IVR): The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $18.90 to $24.07 and most recently traded at $22.94 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 6.08, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 9.92, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.12.  Its market capitalization is $1.16 billion.  Invesco Mortgage Capital invests in mortgage-backed securities for which a United States government agency guarantees payments of principal and interest.  The Company also invests in non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities, commercial mortgage-backed securities, and residential and commercial loans.
  4. Telecom Italia SpA (NYSE:TI):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $10.46 to $16.04 and most recently traded at $14.58 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 6.28, its trailing price-to-sales ratio is 0.70, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 0.67.  Its market capitalization is $28.08 billion.  Telecom Italia S.p.A, through subsidiaries, offers fixed line and mobile telephone and data transmission services in Italy and abroad.  The Company offers local and long-distance telephone, satellite communications, Internet access, and teleconferencing services.
  5. Two Harbors Investment Corp. (AMEX:TWO):  The stock has traded in a 52-week range of $8 to $11.51 and most recently traded at $10.64 per share.  Its trailing price-to-earnings ratio is 6.66, it trailing price-to-sales ratio is 9.99, and its trailing price-to-book ratio is 1.11.  Its market capitalization is $430.38 million.  About the company: Two Harbors Investment Corporation is a real estate investment trust.  The Company focuses on investing in, financing and managing residential mortgage-backed securities, or RMBS, and related investments.

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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