8 Companies With Low Price / Cash Ratios

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 |  Includes: AES, ETFC, HUM, KODK, MEE, ODP, PHM, SPY, TLAB
by: Kapitall

We've compiled a list of 8 companies that are holding the most cash as a percentage of their market price within their respective sectors. The sector averages are listed below for comparison. (This analysis applies only to S&P 500 stocks).

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1. Massey Energy Co. (NYSE:MEE): Of all the stocks in the Basic Materials sector, Massey Energy has the highest cash/price ratio (38.46% vs. sector average of 9.60%). The company has a current ratio of 4, which is higher than the sector average (1.95). The company is due to report earnings on July 27.

2. Eastman Kodak Co. (EK): Of all the stocks in the Consumer Goods sector, Eastman Kodak has the highest cash/price ratio (129.87% vs. sector average of 13.14%). The company has a current ratio of 1.68, which is slightly lower than the sector average (1.71). The company is due to report earnings on July 28.

3. E*TRADE Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ETFC): Of all the stocks in the Financial sector, E*TRADE has the highest cash/price ratio (178.57% vs. sector average of 21.05%). The company is due to report earnings on July 22.

4. Humana Inc. (NYSE:HUM): Of all the stocks in the Healthcare sector, Humana has the highest cash/price ratio (108.70% vs. sector average of 15.79%). The company has a current ratio of 1.74, which is lower than the sector average (2.73). The company is due to report earnings on August 2.

5. PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE:PHM): Of all the stocks in the Industrial Goods sector, PulteGroup has the highest cash/price ratio (81.30% vs. sector average of 15.09%). The company is due to report earnings on August 4.

6. Office Depot Inc. (NASDAQ:ODP): Of all the stocks in the Services sector, Office Depot has the highest cash/price ratio (57.14% vs. sector average of 11.57%). The company has a current ratio of 1.34, which is lower than the sector average (1.68). The company is due to report earnings on July 27.

7. Tellabs Inc. (NASDAQ:TLAB): Of all the stocks in the Technology sector, Tellabs has the highest cash/price ratio (48.78% vs. sector average of 19.13%). The company has a current ratio of 3.2, which is higher than the sector average (2.57). The company is due to report earnings on July 27.

8. The AES Corp. (NYSE:AES): Of all the stocks in the Utilities sector, AES has the highest cash/price ratio (62.89% vs. sector average of 8.77%). The company has a current ratio of 1.52, which is higher than the sector average (1.14). The company is due to report earnings on August 2.

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