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Why Magna International (MGA) is Such a Great Value Stock Pick Right Now
February 19, 2014

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Value investing is always a very popular strategy, and for good reason. After all, who doesn’t want to find stocks that have low PEs, solid outlooks, and decent dividends?

Fortunately for investors looking for this combination, we have identified a strong candidate which may be an impressive value; Magna International Inc. (MGA - Analyst Report).

Magna International in Focus

MGA may be an interesting play thanks to its forward PE of 11.19, its P/S ratio of 0.58, and its decent dividend yield of 1.5%. These factors suggest that Magna International is a pretty good value pick, as investors have to pay a relatively low level for each dollar of earnings, and that MGA has decent revenue metrics to back up its earnings.

But before you think that Magna International is just a pure value play, it is important to note that it has been seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate front as well. For current year earnings, the consensus has gone up by 0.5% in the past 30 days, thanks to 2 upward revisions in the past one month with no downward revision.

This estimate strength is actually enough to push MGA to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), suggesting it is poised to outperform. So really, Magna International is looking great from a number of angles thanks to its PE below 20, a P/S ratio below one, and a strong Zacks Rank, meaning that this company could be a great choice for value investors at this time.

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