5 Value Stocks To Watch In The Consumer Defensive Sector

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.

Below is a list of notable value stocks in the consumer defensive sector:

  1. Post Hldgs POST - P/E: 7.77
  2. Tyson Foods TSN - P/E: 7.34
  3. Adecoagro AGRO - P/E: 5.84
  4. Pilgrims Pride PPC - P/E: 6.49
  5. Industrias Bachoco SAB IBA - P/E: 7.28

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%.

Tyson Foods saw a decrease in earnings per share from 1.94 in Q3 to $1.63 now. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 2.89%, which has increased by 0.47% from last quarter's yield of 2.42%.

Adecoagro saw an increase in earnings per share from 0.4 in Q2 to $0.43 now. Pilgrims Pride has reported Q3 earnings per share at $1.09, which has decreased by 29.22% compared to Q2, which was 1.54. Most recently, Industrias Bachoco SAB reported earnings per share at $0.97, whereas in Q2 earnings per share sat at $2.94. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 2.28%, which has increased by 0.23% from 2.05% last 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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