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Top 3 Companies in the Personal Products Industry With the Lowest PEG Ratio (USNA, HLF, NUS)

Published on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 11:22
By Peter Chu

Below are the three companies in the Personal Products 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.

USANA Health Sciences (NYSE:USNA) is lowest with a PEG ratio of 0.54. USANA Health Sciences, Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets nutritionals, personal care, and weight management products. The Company's products are sold directly to preferred customers and distributors throughout the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and Hong Kong. Thus far today, USANA Health Sciences has traded 41,000 shares, vs. average volume of 364,000 shares per day. The stock has underperformed the Dow (-0.6% to the Dow's 0.2%) and underperformed the S&P 500 (-0.6% to the S&P's 0.1%) during today's trading.

Following is Herbalife (NYSE:HLF) with a PEG ratio of 0.62.

Finishing up the bottom three is Nu Skin Enterprises (NYSE:NUS), with a PEG ratio of 0.79.

By Peter Chu
pchu@fnno.com