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5 Value Stocks In The Consumer Defensive Sector

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What Defines 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 labeled as a value stock.

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

  1. Mannatech (NASDAQ: MTEX) - P/E: 8.71
  2. BellRing Brands (NYSE: BRBR) - P/E: 6.56
  3. Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) - P/E: 2.91
  4. Ingles Markets (NASDAQ: IMKTA) - P/E: 5.49
  5. Adtalem Glb Education (NYSE: ATGE) - P/E: 6.08

Mannatech’s earnings per share for Q2 sits at 0.47, whereas in Q1, they were at 1.15. Its most recent dividend yield is at 3.63%, which has increased by 0.24% from 3.39% in the previous quarter.

BellRing Brands’s earnings per share for Q3 sits at 0.08, whereas in Q2, they were at 0.11. BellRing Brands does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

This quarter, Big Lots experienced an increase in earnings per share, which was 1.26 in Q1 and is now 2.75. Its most recent dividend yield is at 2.15%, which has decreased by 0.93% from 3.08% in the previous quarter.

Ingles Markets has reported Q3 earnings per share at 3.1, which has increased by 55.78% compared to Q2, which was 1.99. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 1.81%, which has increased by 0.17% from 1.64% last quarter.

Most recently, Adtalem Glb Education reported earnings per share at 0.58, whereas in Q3 earnings per share sat at 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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