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A Look Into Consumer Defensive Sector Value Stocks

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Understanding Value Stocks

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.

The following stocks are considered to be notable value stocks in the consumer defensive sector:

  1. Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) - P/E: 2.93
  2. SpartanNash (NASDAQ: SPTN) - P/E: 9.49
  3. Kroger (NYSE: KR) - P/E: 8.32
  4. Mannatech (NASDAQ: MTEX) - P/E: 5.98
  5. Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ: PRDO) - P/E: 7.17

Big Lots has reported Q3 earnings per share at 0.76, which has decreased by 72.36% compared to Q2, which was 2.75. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 2.18%, which has increased by 0.03% from 2.15% last quarter.

SpartanNash has reported Q3 earnings per share at 0.7, which has decreased by 4.11% compared to Q2, which was 0.73. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 4.18%, which has increased by 0.33% from last quarter’s yield of 3.85%.

Kroger’s earnings per share for Q3 sits at 0.71, whereas in Q2, they were at 0.73. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 2.25%, which has increased by 0.06% from 2.19% last quarter.

Mannatech’s earnings per share for Q3 sits at 0.76, whereas in Q2, they were at 0.47. Mannatech does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

Perdoceo Education saw a decrease in earnings per share from 0.41 in Q2 to 0.35 now. Perdoceo Education does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

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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