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Lear Corp. (LEA): The Perfect Mix of Value and Rising Earnings Estimates?
November 08, 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; Lear Corp. (LEA - Free Report) .

Lear Corp in Focus

LEA may be an interesting play thanks to its forward PE of 8.8, its P/S ratio of 0.45, and its decent dividend yield of 1%. These factors suggest that Lear Corp is a pretty good value pick, as investors have to pay a relatively low level for each dollar of earnings, and that LEA has decent revenue metrics to back up its earnings.

LEAR CORPORATN PE Ratio (TTM)

 

LEAR CORPORATN PE Ratio (TTM) | LEAR CORPORATN Quote

But before you think that Lear Corp 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 2.3% in the past 30 days, thanks to 7 upward revisions in the past one months compared to 1 lower.

This estimate strength is actually enough to push LEA to a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy), suggesting it is poised to outperform. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank (Strong Buy) stocks here.

So really, Lear Corp 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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