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Should Value Investors Buy Magic Software Enterprises (MGIC) Stock?

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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.

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.

Zacks has developed the innovative Style Scores system to highlight stocks with specific traits. For example, value investors will be interested in stocks with great grades in the "Value" category. When paired with a high Zacks Rank, "A" grades in the Value category are among the strongest value stocks on the market today.

One company value investors might notice is Magic Software Enterprises (MGIC - Free Report) . MGIC is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), as well as an A grade for Value. The stock holds a P/E ratio of 12.57, while its industry has an average P/E of 32.38. Over the last 12 months, MGIC's Forward P/E has been as high as 13.62 and as low as 7.36, with a median of 10.81.

Finally, our model also underscores that MGIC has a P/CF ratio of 10.53. This figure highlights a company's operating cash flow and can be used to find firms that are undervalued when considering their impressive cash outlook. MGIC's P/CF compares to its industry's average P/CF of 22.58. Over the past year, MGIC's P/CF has been as high as 11.56 and as low as 6.56, with a median of 9.22.

These are only a few of the key metrics included in Magic Software Enterprises's strong Value grade, but they help show that the stock is likely undervalued right now. When factoring in the strength of its earnings outlook, MGIC looks like an impressive value stock at the moment.

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