What are Value Stocks?
A value stock is traditionally defined in terms of how investors in the marketplace are valuing that company's future growth prospects. Low P/E multiples are good base indicators that the company is undervalued and can most likely be labelled as a value stock.
The following stocks are considered to be notable value stocks in the financial services sector:
- Virginia National VABK - P/E: 8.05
- Federal Agricultural AGM - P/E: 9.14
- Victory Capital Holdings VCTR - P/E: 7.17
- Village Bank & Trust Finl VBFC - P/E: 9.02
- Republic First Bancorp FRBK - P/E: 7.82
Virginia National saw an increase in earnings per share from 1.06 in Q2 to $1.08 now. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 3.75%, which has increased by 0.03% from last quarter's yield of 3.72%.
Federal Agricultural saw an increase in earnings per share from 2.83 in Q2 to $3.07 now. Its most recent dividend yield is at 3.41%, which has decreased by 0.19% from 3.6% in the previous quarter.
Victory Capital Holdings saw an increase in earnings per share from 1.11 in Q2 to $1.19 now. Its most recent dividend yield is at 3.52%, which has decreased by 0.07% from 3.59% in the previous quarter.
Village Bank & Trust Finl has reported Q3 earnings per share at $1.46, which has decreased by 1.35% compared to Q2, which was 1.48. Its most recent dividend yield is at 1.16%, which has increased by 0.03% from 1.13% in the previous quarter.
Republic First Bancorp looks to be undervalued. It possesses an EPS of $0.08, which has not changed since last quarter (Q3).
The Significance: A value stock may need some time to rebound from its undervalued position. The risk of investing in a value stock is that this emergence may never materialize.
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