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5 Value Stocks To Watch In The Consumer Defensive Sector

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What is 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 labelled as a value stock.

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

  1. Big Lots (NYSE:BIG) - P/E: 3.08
  2. Perdoceo Education (NASDAQ:PRDO) - P/E: 7.33
  3. Ingles Markets (NASDAQ:IMKTA) - P/E: 4.9
  4. Kroger (NYSE:KR) - P/E: 8.86
  5. United Natural Foods (NYSE:UNFI) - P/E: 9.84

Most recently, Big Lots reported earnings per share at 0.76, whereas in Q2 earnings per share sat at 2.75. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 2.18%, which has increased by 0.03% from 2.15% last quarter.

Perdoceo Education has reported Q3 earnings per share at 0.35, which has decreased by 14.63% compared to Q2, which was 0.41. Perdoceo Education does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

Ingles Markets's earnings per share for Q4 sits at 2.99, whereas in Q3, they were at 3.1. Its most recent dividend yield is at 1.62%, which has decreased by 0.19% from 1.81% in the previous quarter.

Most recently, Kroger reported earnings per share at 0.71, whereas in Q2 earnings per share sat at 0.73. Its most recent dividend yield is at 2.25%, which has increased by 0.06% from 2.19% in the previous quarter.

United Natural Foods's earnings per share for Q1 sits at 0.51, whereas in Q4, they were at 1.06. United Natural Foods 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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