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Friday, February 22, 2013

Stocks with Strong Financial Metrics (NYSE: BZ)

Shares of BZ traded higher by 5.28% or $0.43/share to $8.58. NYSE is trading at a price to book ratio of 1.03. 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 0.57 suggesting that the shares are trading at an excellent value relative to firm's growth rate. The price to sales ratio came in at 0.32. Hence, the firm is extremely cheap relative to its top line sales figures. On average, 582470 shares of BZ exchange hands on a given day and today's volume is recorded at 1052910. These factors combined may make this company a potential takeover candidate. Value investors may have an eye on this one, especially if the stock gets cheaper.

Boise Inc. (Boise) is a manufacturer and seller of packaging and paper products.