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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Potential Takeover Candidate? (NYSE: WLP)

Shares of WLP fell by 1.12% or $-0.7/share to $62.00. NYSE is trading at a price to book ratio of 0.81. This indicates that the value of the company's underlying assets exceeds today's market price. The PEG is 0.67 suggesting that the shares are trading at an excellent value relative to firm's growth rate. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.31. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 2380360 shares of WLP exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 974487. These financial metrics combined make this company seem undervalued. Value investors may have an eye on this one, especially if the stock gets cheaper.

WellPoint, Inc. (WellPoint) is a health benefit company in terms of medical membership in the United States, serving 34.