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Are Investors Undervaluing Goodyear (GT) 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.

Of these, perhaps no stock market trend is more popular than value investing, which is a strategy that has proven to be successful in all sorts of market environments. Value investors use a variety of methods, including tried-and-true valuation metrics, to find these stocks.

Luckily, Zacks has developed its own Style Scores system in an effort to find stocks with specific traits. Value investors will be interested in the system's "Value" category. Stocks with both "A" grades in the Value category and high Zacks Ranks are among the strongest value stocks on the market right now.

One company value investors might notice is Goodyear (GT - Free Report) . GT is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and an A for Value. The stock is trading with P/E ratio of 40.62 right now. For comparison, its industry sports an average P/E of 69.57. Over the past year, GT's Forward P/E has been as high as 650.73 and as low as -1,353.87, with a median of 5.80.

Investors should also recognize that GT has a P/B ratio of 0.67. The P/B is a method of comparing a stock's market value to 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 0.75. Within the past 52 weeks, GT's P/B has been as high as 0.84 and as low as 0.23, with a median of 0.69.

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


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