While the proven Zacks Rank places an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find strong stocks, we also know that investors tend to develop their own individual strategies. With this in mind, we are always looking at value, growth, and momentum trends to discover great companies.
Looking at the history of these trends, perhaps none is more beloved than value investing. This strategy simply looks to identify companies that are being undervalued by the broader market. Value investors rely on traditional forms of analysis on key valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are undervalued, leaving room for profits.
In addition to the Zacks Rank, investors looking for stocks with specific traits can utilize our Style Scores system. Of course, value investors will be most interested in the system’s “Value” category. Stocks with “A” grades for Value and high Zacks Ranks are among the best value stocks available at any given moment.
CBD (CBD – Free Report) is a stock many investors are watching right now. CBD is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) and an A for Value. The stock is trading with P/E ratio of 18.31 right now. For comparison, its industry sports an average P/E of 19.77. Over the past year, CBD’s Forward P/E has been as high as 38.57 and as low as 17.76, with a median of 22.65.
We should also highlight that CBD has a P/B ratio of 1.50. The P/B ratio pits a stock’s market value against its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. This stock’s P/B looks solid versus its industry’s average P/B of 3.11. CBD’s P/B has been as high as 1.61 and as low as 1.23, with a median of 1.41, over the past year.
Finally, investors should note that CBD has a P/CF ratio of 11.26. This data point considers a firm’s operating cash flow and is frequently used to find companies that are undervalued when considering their solid cash outlook. CBD’s P/CF compares to its industry’s average P/CF of 11.90. CBD’s P/CF has been as high as 21.68 and as low as 9.53, with a median of 12.77, all within the past year.
These are just a handful of the figures considered in CBD’s great Value grade. Still, they help show that the stock is likely being undervalued at the moment. Add this to the strength of its earnings outlook, and we can clearly see that CBD is an impressive value stock right now.