5 Value Stocks To Watch In The Financial Services Sector

5 Value Stocks To Watch In The Financial Services Sector

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 financial services sector:

  1. Fidelity D & D Bancorp FDBC - P/E: 8.85
  2. Hancock Whitney HWC - P/E: 8.98
  3. Equitable Holdings EQH - P/E: 3.57
  4. Stellus Cap Investment SCM - P/E: 8.3
  5. U.S. Bancorp USB - P/E: 9.85

Most recently, Fidelity D & D Bancorp reported earnings per share at $1.35, whereas in Q1 earnings per share sat at $1.32. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 3.41%, which has increased by 0.01% from last quarter's yield of 3.4%.

Hancock Whitney's earnings per share for Q3 sits at $1.55, whereas in Q2, they were at 1.38. Its most recent dividend yield is at 2.25%, which has decreased by 0.02% from 2.27% in the previous quarter.

Equitable Holdings's earnings per share for Q2 sits at $1.31, whereas in Q1, they were at 1.53. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 2.89%, which has increased by 0.01% from 2.88% last quarter.

Stellus Cap Investment looks to be undervalued. It possesses an EPS of $0.29, which has not changed since last quarter (Q1). Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 9.27%, which has ('', 'not changed') by 0.0% from last quarter's yield of 9.27%.

U.S. Bancorp's earnings per share for Q3 sits at $1.18, whereas in Q2, they were at 1.09. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 4.04%, which has increased by 0.13% from last quarter's yield of 3.91%.

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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