Back to top

Image: Bigstock

Should Value Investors Buy Trinseo (TSE) Stock?

Read MoreHide Full Article

Here at Zacks, we focus on our proven ranking system, which places an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions, to find winning stocks. But we also understand that investors develop their own strategies, so we are constantly looking at the latest trends in value, growth, and momentum to find strong companies for our readers.

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 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.

One company value investors might notice is Trinseo (TSE - Free Report) . TSE is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy), as well as an A grade for Value. The stock is trading with P/E ratio of 14.28 right now. For comparison, its industry sports an average P/E of 40.18. Over the last 12 months, TSE's Forward P/E has been as high as 6,417.42 and as low as -5,948.02, with a median of 16.76.

Value investors also use the P/S ratio. The P/S ratio is is calculated as price divided by sales. This is a popular metric because sales are harder to manipulate on an income statement, so they are often considered a better performance indicator. TSE has a P/S ratio of 0.7. This compares to its industry's average P/S of 0.76.

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


In-Depth Zacks Research for the Tickers Above


Normally $25 each - click below to receive one report FREE:


Trinseo S.A. (TSE) - free report >>

Published in