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.
Benzinga Insights has compiled a list of value stocks in the technology sector that may be worth watching:
- Valens Semiconductor VLN - P/E: 4.47
- Nortech Systems NSYS - P/E: 4.73
- Eltek ELTK - P/E: 3.85
- Vishay Intertechnology VSH - P/E: 7.96
- Ebix EBIX - P/E: 8.49
Valens Semiconductor has reported Q3 earnings per share at $-0.02, which has increased by 75.0% compared to Q2, which was -0.08. Nortech Systems has reported Q3 earnings per share at $0.53, which has increased by 112.0% compared to Q2, which was 0.25. Eltek's earnings per share for Q3 sits at $0.17, whereas in Q2, they were at 0.13. This quarter, Vishay Intertechnology experienced an increase in earnings per share, which was $0.82 in Q2 and is now $0.93. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 1.87%, which has decreased by 0.02% from last quarter's yield of 1.89%.
Most recently, Ebix reported earnings per share at $0.7, whereas in Q2 earnings per share sat at $0.75. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 1.57%, which has increased by 0.36% from last quarter's yield of 1.21%.
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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