Consumer sentiment is thought to be improving, so we decided to look for some discounted consumer-goods stocks. We started by setting a really low threshold for price-to-earnings (P/E) ratios, only including stocks with a P/E below 10.
Then to narrow the screen further (because a lot of stocks were trading with low valuations at the moment), we set a decently high threshold for the market cap at around $4 billion. This will give them some resilience if the market continues to go down for a while.
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Note: Stock prices listed represent the most recent closing price as of April 11, 2014.
1. Brunswick Corporation
(NYSE:BC): Provides recreation products worldwide. Market cap at $3.89 billion, most recent closing price at $42.83. P/E: 5.2
2. Ford Motor Co.
(NYSE:F): Develops, manufactures, distributes, and services vehicles and parts worldwide. Market cap at $62.55 billion, most recent closing price at $15.63. P/E: 8.8
3. Pilgrim's Pride Corp.
(NASDAQ:PPC): Produces, processes, markets, and distributes fresh and frozen chicken products to retailers, distributors, and food-service operators, primarily in the United States. Market cap at $5.42 billion, most recent closing price at $20.51. P/E: 9.67
4. Rock-Tenn Co.
(NYSE:RKT): Manufactures and sells packaging products, recycled paperboards, containerboards, bleached paperboards, and merchandising displays in the United States and abroad. Market cap at $7.11 billion, most recent closing price at $99.84. P/E: 9.72
5. Constellation Brands Inc.
(NYSE:STZ): Produces and markets alcoholic beverages, primarily in the United States, Canada, and New Zealand. Market cap at $14.95 billion, most recent closing price at $80.11. P/E: 9.45
6. Visteon Corp.
(NYSE:VC): Supplies automotive systems, modules, and components to automotive original equipment manufacturers worldwide. Market cap at $4.14 billion, most recent closing price at $86.57. P/E: 6.3
(List compiled by James Dennin. Monthly returns sourced from Zacks Investment Research, all other data sourced from Finviz.)
Editor's note: This story by James Dennin originally appeared on Kapitall.
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