5 Value Stocks In The Consumer Defensive Sector

5 Value Stocks In The Consumer Defensive Sector

What are Value Stocks?

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.

Benzinga Insights has compiled a list of value stocks in the consumer defensive sector that may be worth watching:

  1. Andersons ANDE - P/E: 9.59
  2. Gravitas Education GEHI - P/E: 3.22
  3. Mannatech MTEX - P/E: 8.3
  4. Alico ALCO - P/E: 7.8
  5. Amcon Distributing DIT - P/E: 5.63

Andersons's earnings per share for Q2 sits at $2.39, whereas in Q1, they were at 0.18. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 1.85%, which has decreased by 0.12% from 1.97% last quarter.

This quarter, Gravitas Education experienced an increase in earnings per share, which was $-0.06 in Q3 and is now $0.05. This quarter, Mannatech experienced an increase in earnings per share, which was $0.06 in Q1 and is now $0.34. Its most recent dividend yield is at 3.2%, which has decreased by 0.01% from 3.21% in the previous quarter.

Alico saw a decrease in earnings per share from 0.06 in Q2 to $-0.21 now. Its most recent dividend yield is at 4.72%, which has decreased by 1.42% from 6.14% in the previous quarter.

Amcon Distributing's earnings per share for Q3 sits at $10.27, whereas in Q2, they were at 5.19. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 0.37%, which has decreased by 0.06% from last quarter's yield of 0.43%.

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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