Overview Of 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.

Below is a list of notable value stocks in the consumer defensive sector:

  1. Ingles Markets IMKTA - P/E: 5.23
  2. Perdoceo Education PRDO - P/E: 8.2
  3. Mannatech MTEX - P/E: 8.88
  4. BellRing Brands BRBR - P/E: 6.04
  5. Big Lots BIG - P/E: 2.8

Ingles Markets saw an increase in earnings per share from 1.99 in Q2 to 3.1 now. Its most recent dividend yield is at 1.81%, which has increased by 0.17% from 1.64% in the previous quarter.

Perdoceo Education saw a decrease in earnings per share from 0.42 in Q1 to 0.41 now. Perdoceo Education does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

This quarter, Mannatech experienced a decrease in earnings per share, which was 1.15 in Q1 and is now 0.47. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 3.63%, which has increased by 0.24% from 3.39% last 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. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 2.15%, which has decreased by 0.93% from last quarter’s yield of 3.08%.

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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