5 Value Stocks In The Healthcare Sector


The Meaning Behind Value Stocks

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 healthcare sector:

  1. BioNTech BNTX - P/E: 3.95
  2. Pfizer PFE - P/E: 7.46
  3. Zymeworks ZYME - P/E: 3.1
  4. Helius Medical Tech HSDT - P/E: 8.0
  5. Dynavax Technologies DVAX - P/E: 7.1

BioNTech has reported Q1 earnings per share at $2.2, which has decreased by 76.72% compared to Q4, which was 9.45. This quarter, Pfizer experienced an increase in earnings per share, which was $1.14 in Q4 and is now $1.23. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 4.17%, which has increased by 1.0% from 3.17% last quarter.

Zymeworks saw a decrease in earnings per share from 4.71 in Q4 to $-0.34 now. Helius Medical Tech saw an increase in earnings per share from -0.17 in Q4 to $-0.09 now. Most recently, Dynavax Technologies reported earnings per share at $-0.19, whereas in Q4 earnings per share sat at $0.45.

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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