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Monday, December 17, 2012

Great Stock Value (NYSE: SCL)

Shares of SCL traded higher by 2.65% or $1.335/share to $51.76. NYSE is trading at a price to book ratio of 1.16. This indicates that the shares are relatively cheap compared to book value which means the market is pricing in going concern value. The PEG is 1.33. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.29. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 26821 shares of SCL exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 12598. These financial metrics combined make this company seem undervalued. Value investors may have an eye on this one, especially if the stock gets cheaper.

Stepan Company produces specialty and intermediate chemicals, which are sold to other manufacturers and then made into a variety of end products.