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Andersons has the Lowest PEG Ratio in the Food Distributors Industry (ANDE, SPTN, UNFI)

Published on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 11:25
By Peter Chu

Below are the three companies in the Food Distributors 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.

Andersons (NASDAQ:ANDE) is lowest with a PEG ratio of 0.86. The Andersons, Inc. merchandises grain, operates grain elevator facilities, distributes wholesale agricultural fertilizer, and distributes agricultural inputs to dealers and farmers. The Company also manufactures lawn fertilizer and corncob-based products, and purchases, sells, repairs, and leases railcars. In addition, The Andersons operates retail stores and a distribution center.

In the past 52 weeks, shares of Andersons have traded between a low of $35.16 and a high of $51.50 and are now at $44.61, which is 27% above that low price. Over the last five market days, the 200-day moving average (MA) has gone down 0.2% while the 50-day MA has advanced 1.1%.

Following is Spartan Stores (NASDAQ:SPTN) with a PEG ratio of 1.15.

Finishing up the bottom three is United Natural Foods (NASDAQ:UNFI), with a PEG ratio of 1.51.

By Peter Chu
pchu@fnno.com

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