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Is Pampa Energia (PAM) Stock Undervalued Right Now?

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The proven Zacks Rank system focuses on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find winning stocks. Nevertheless, we know that our readers all have their own perspectives, so we are always looking at the latest trends in value, growth, and momentum to find strong picks.

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.

On top of the Zacks Rank, investors can also look at our innovative Style Scores system to find stocks with specific traits. For example, value investors will want to focus on the "Value" category. Stocks with high Zacks Ranks and "A" grades for Value will be some of the highest-quality value stocks on the market today.

One stock to keep an eye on is Pampa Energia (PAM - Free Report) . PAM is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy), as well as a Value grade of A. The stock has a Forward P/E ratio of 10.88. This compares to its industry's average Forward P/E of 12.95. Over the past year, PAM's Forward P/E has been as high as 14.42 and as low as -10.42, with a median of 4.46.

We also note that PAM holds a PEG ratio of 1.68. This popular figure is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also considers a company's expected EPS growth rate. PAM's industry currently sports an average PEG of 2.04. PAM's PEG has been as high as 2.23 and as low as -0.51, with a median of 0.25, all within the past year.

Value investors will likely look at more than just these metrics, but the above data helps show that Pampa Energia is likely undervalued currently. And when considering the strength of its earnings outlook, PAM sticks out at as one of the market's strongest value stocks.

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