5 Value Stocks In The Consumer Defensive Sector

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.

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

  1. Seneca Foods SENEA - P/E: 8.04
  2. Albertsons Companies ACI - P/E: 9.21
  3. Village Super Market VLGEA - P/E: 6.87
  4. Ingles Markets IMKTA - P/E: 6.58
  5. Herbalife HLF - P/E: 4.86

Seneca Foods's earnings per share for Q3 sits at $2.74, whereas in Q2, they were at 2.03. This quarter, Albertsons Companies experienced a decrease in earnings per share, which was $0.87 in Q3 and is now $0.79. Its most recent dividend yield is at 2.26%, which has decreased by 0.03% from 2.29% in the previous quarter.

Village Super Market has reported Q3 earnings per share at $0.69, which has decreased by 18.82% compared to Q2, which was 0.85. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 4.41%, which has increased by 0.14% from 4.27% last quarter.

Most recently, Ingles Markets reported earnings per share at $2.13, whereas in Q1 earnings per share sat at $3.65. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 0.75%, which has increased by 0.08% from 0.67% last quarter.

Herbalife has reported Q1 earnings per share at $0.54, which has increased by 1.89% compared to Q4, which was 0.53. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 1.71%, which has decreased by 1.82% from 3.53% last quarter.

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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