5 Value Stocks To Watch In The Consumer Defensive Sector

What is a Value Stock?

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.

Benzinga Insights has compiled a list of value stocks in the consumer defensive sector that may be worth watching:

  1. Sunlands Technology STG - P/E: 0.68
  2. Herbalife HLF - P/E: 4.48
  3. S&W Seed SANW - P/E: 6.16
  4. Village Super Market VLGEA - P/E: 9.29
  5. United Natural Foods UNFI - P/E: 8.71

Sunlands Technology saw an increase in earnings per share from 1.89 in Q4 to $1.9 now. Herbalife saw an increase in earnings per share from 0.53 in Q4 to $0.54 now. Its most recent dividend yield is at 1.71%, which has decreased by 1.82% from 3.53% in the previous quarter.

Most recently, S&W Seed reported earnings per share at $-0.07, whereas in Q2 earnings per share sat at $-0.13. Village Super Market saw an increase in earnings per share from 0.76 in Q1 to $0.85 now. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 4.41%, which has increased by 0.14% from 4.27% last quarter.

United Natural Foods has reported Q2 earnings per share at $0.78, which has decreased by 30.97% compared to Q1, which was 1.13.

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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