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AEP Industries Ranks the Lowest in Terms of PEG Ratio in the Metal & Glass Containers Industry (AEPI, OI, BLL)

Published on Wed, 04/10/2013 - 10:19
By Peter Chu

Below are the three companies in the Metal & Glass Containers industry with the lowest price to earnings to growth (PEG) ratios. PEG is valuable in assessing the tradeoff between the price of a stock and expected growth. Generally, the lower the PEG, the better.

AEP Industries (NASDAQ:AEPI) is lowest with a PEG ratio of 0.83. AEP Industries Inc. manufactures plastic packaging films. The Company manufactures a variety of PVC, PE and PP commodity and specialty films. AEP's films are used to manufacture bags, sacks liners, labels and wrapping for the packaging, transportation, beverage, food, automotive, pharmaceutical, chemical, electronics, construction, agriculture and textile industries.

Over the past year, AEP Industries has traded in a range of $33.35 to $75.75 and is now at $68.31, 105% above that low. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone up 0.8% while the 50-day MA has advanced 0.4%.

Following is Owens-Illinois (NYSE:OI) with a PEG ratio of 1.32.

Finishing up the bottom three is Ball (NYSE:BLL), with a PEG ratio of 1.44.

By Peter Chu