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Why KapStone Paper (KS) Could Be a Top Value Stock Pick
October 05, 2016

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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; KapStone Paper and Packaging Corporation (KS - Free Report) .

KapStone Paper in Focus

KS may be an interesting play thanks to its forward PE of 16.1, its P/S ratio of 0.6, and its decent dividend yield of 2.1%. These factors suggest that KapStone Paper is a pretty good value pick, as investors have to pay a relatively low level for each dollar of earnings, and that KS has decent revenue metrics to back up its earnings.

KAPSTONE PAPER PE Ratio (TTM)
 

KAPSTONE PAPER PE Ratio (TTM) | KAPSTONE PAPER Quote

But before you think that KapStone Paper 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 1.7% in the past 30 days, thanks to 2 upward revisions in the past one month compared to no downward revisions.

This estimate strength is actually enough to push KS to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), suggesting it is poised to outperform.  You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

So really, KapStone Paper 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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