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CC or PPG: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?

·2-min read

Investors interested in stocks from the Chemical - Diversified sector have probably already heard of Chemours (CC) and PPG Industries (PPG). But which of these two stocks is more attractive to value investors? We'll need to take a closer look to find out.

We have found that the best way to discover great value opportunities is to pair a strong Zacks Rank with a great grade in the Value category of our Style Scores system. The Zacks Rank is a proven strategy that targets companies with positive earnings estimate revision trends, while our Style Scores work to grade companies based on specific traits.

Chemours has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), while PPG Industries has a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell) right now. The Zacks Rank favors stocks that have recently seen positive revisions to their earnings estimates, so investors should rest assured that CC has an improving earnings outlook. But this is just one piece of the puzzle for value investors.

Value investors are also interested in a number of tried-and-true valuation metrics that help show when a company is undervalued at its current share price levels.

The Value category of the Style Scores system identifies undervalued companies by looking at a number of key metrics. These include the long-favored P/E ratio, P/S ratio, earnings yield, cash flow per share, and a variety of other fundamentals that help us determine a company's fair value.

CC currently has a forward P/E ratio of 6.53, while PPG has a forward P/E of 19.89. We also note that CC has a PEG ratio of 0.45. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. PPG currently has a PEG ratio of 2.75.

Another notable valuation metric for CC is its P/B ratio of 4.67. Investors use the P/B ratio to look at a stock's market value versus its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. By comparison, PPG has a P/B of 5.01.

These metrics, and several others, help CC earn a Value grade of A, while PPG has been given a Value grade of D.

CC has seen stronger estimate revision activity and sports more attractive valuation metrics than PPG, so it seems like value investors will conclude that CC is the superior option right now.


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