A Look Into Consumer Defensive Sector Value Stocks


What is 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.

The following stocks are considered to be notable value stocks in the consumer defensive sector:

  1. Bridgford Foods BRID - P/E: 2.96
  2. Perdoceo Education PRDO - P/E: 8.99
  3. Post Hldgs POST - P/E: 7.78
  4. Albertsons Companies ACI - P/E: 7.2
  5. Amcon Distributing DIT - P/E: 6.86

Most recently, Bridgford Foods reported earnings per share at $0.04, whereas in Q2 earnings per share sat at $-0.09. Perdoceo Education saw a decrease in earnings per share from 0.42 in Q2 to $0.39 now. This quarter, Post Hldgs experienced an increase in earnings per share, which was $0.69 in Q3 and is now $0.85. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 6.43%, which has increased by 0.76% from last quarter's yield of 5.67%.

Most recently, Albertsons Companies reported earnings per share at $0.72, whereas in Q1 earnings per share sat at $1.0. Amcon Distributing saw a decrease in earnings per share from 10.27 in Q3 to $7.97 now. Its most recent dividend yield is at 0.38%, which has increased by 0.01% from 0.37% in the previous 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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