What Defines a Value Stock?
A value stock traditionally has a lower price when compared to stock prices of companies in the same industry. This indicates that the company may be undervalued, as investors are not expressing as much interest in such companies. The most commonly used way to check for value is with the price-to-earnings multiple, or P/E. A low P/E multiple is a good indication that the stock is undervalued.
Below is a list of notable value stocks in the consumer defensive sector:
- Seneca Foods SENEB - P/E: 9.93
- Bunge BG - P/E: 7.7
- DAVIDsTEA DTEA - P/E: 0.66
- Herbalife Nutrition HLF - P/E: 6.58
- United Breweries Co CCU - P/E: 9.66
Seneca Foods's earnings per share for Q4 sits at $0.77, whereas in Q3, they were at 2.14. This quarter, Bunge experienced a decrease in earnings per share, which was $4.26 in Q1 and is now $2.97. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 2.28%, which has increased by 0.16% from 2.12% last quarter.
DAVIDsTEA's earnings per share for Q1 sits at $-0.04, whereas in Q4, they were at 0.06. Herbalife Nutrition has reported Q1 earnings per share at $0.99, which has increased by 73.68% compared to Q4, which was 0.57. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 1.71%, which has decreased by 1.82% from last quarter's yield of 3.53%.
This quarter, United Breweries Co experienced a decrease in earnings per share, which was $0.68 in Q4 and is now $0.22. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 4.33%, which has decreased by 1.61% from 5.94% last quarter.
These 5 value stocks were selected by Benzinga Insights based on quantified analysis. While this methodical judgment process is not meant to make final decisions, our technology can give investors additional perception into the sector.
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