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Low PE Stocks in India

PE ratio compares a company's stock price with its earnings per share. The lower the P/E ratio, the cheaper the stock.

Marketcap: Largecap
Price / Sales
(Rs m)
(Latest, %)
(Curr FY, x)
CANARA BANK114.,039,49714.4%15.9
BANK OF BARODA262.,356,70714.2%12.8
UNION BANK141.,081,30010.8%14.8
COAL INDIA469.,891,86049.1%0.1
TATA MOTORS953.810.23.70.93,170,1825.2%2.8
ADANI POWER634.,445,29935.9%1.4
INDUSIND BANK1,418.412.31.73.01,104,09913.5%7.0
AXIS BANK1,143.413.42.34.03,531,6848.4%8.9
INDUS TOWERS344.715.43.43.3928,9459.7%0.2
BAJAJ FINSERV1,588.,533,63626.6%4.6
HDFC BANK1,465.417.02.56.511,141,63316.0%7.4
DR. REDDYS LAB5,810.,21419.5%0.1
JINDAL STEEL & POWER1,015.717.42.32.31,036,0528.2%0.3
ICICI BANK1,130.417.63.26.67,946,02715.9%6.5

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Which are the low PE stocks in India right now?

As per Equitymaster's Stock Screener, here is a list of the low PE stocks in India right now...

* The PE is based on trailing 12 month earnings

Generall speaking, low PE stocks are considered to be undervalued stocks. And high PE stocks are said to be expensive.

Of course, there are other parameters you should take into account before forming a hard opinion on the stock valuation.

What is the PE ratio?

The Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio is a valuation ratio that is used to determine whether a stock is undervalued or overvalued.

It compares the company's stock price with its earnings per share.

How is the PE ratio calculated?

The PE ratio is calculated by dividing the stock price by the company's last 12 months earnings per share (EPS).

PE Ratio = Stock Price/Earnings per share

Watch this for a detailed explanation of the PE Ratio.

Is a low PE ratio good?

A low PE ratio, whether compared to the industry average or its historical average, means you are paying less for each rupee of earnings.

So if a company earns 10 rupees, and you are paying 10 times earning (10 being the PE), you are buying the stock at Rs 100 (Rs 10 * 10).

But if you pay 6 times (a PE of 6), then you are paying less i.e. Rs 60 (Rs 10 * 6 )for the stock.

Therefore, lower the P/E ratio, the cheaper the stock and vice versa. However, a low P/E ratio can sometimes be an indicator that the company is in financial distress.

What is a good PE ratio?

There isn't anything such as a good PE ratio for a stock. A good P/E ratio in one industry can be bad in another.

If you're looking for a list of top value stocks, you would want the P/E ratio to be low. However, if you're looking at a list of high growth stock, it is likely that the PE ratio will be high. Since the company has high-flying earnings, it's likely a lot of investors will want to buy its stock.

What are the other important parameters to consider when looking at valuations?

One popular ratio, other than PE, is the Price to Book Value ratio (P/BV). This is particularly useful when evaluating banks and financial companies. You can access a list of the most attractive stocks based on P/BV here...

EV to EBITDA (Enterprise Value to Earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization) ratio is also another popular ratio used in the valuation of service companies or companies that are yet to turn profitable.

The thumb rule is that a company with lower EV/EBITDA is more attractive.

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