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5 Value Stocks In The Consumer Defensive Sector

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What are 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.

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

  1. Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) - P/E: 6.99
  2. Pingtan Marine Enterprise (NASDAQ: PME) - P/E: 7.08
  3. Mannatech (NASDAQ: MTEX) - P/E: 8.7
  4. BellRing Brands (NYSE: BRBR) - P/E: 5.66
  5. Adtalem Glb Education (NYSE: ATGE) - P/E: 7.35

Big Lots saw a decrease in earnings per share from 2.39 in Q4 to 1.26 now. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 3.08%, which has decreased by 2.19% from 5.27% last quarter.

Pingtan Marine Enterprise has reported Q2 earnings per share at -0.02, which has decreased by 120.0% compared to Q1, which was 0.1. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 1.47%, which has increased by 0.49% from 0.98% last quarter.

Mannatech saw a decrease in earnings per share from 1.15 in Q1 to 0.47 now. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 3.39%, which has increased by 0.29% from last quarter’s yield of 3.1%.

BellRing Brands saw a decrease in earnings per share from 0.11 in Q2 to 0.08 now. BellRing Brands does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

Adtalem Glb Education has reported Q4 earnings per share at 0.58, which has decreased by 28.4% compared to Q3, which was 0.81. Adtalem Glb Education does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

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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