While the proven Zacks Rank places an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find strong stocks, we also know that investors tend to develop their own individual strategies. With this in mind, we are always looking at value, growth, and momentum trends to discover great companies.
Of these, value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. Value investors rely on traditional forms of analysis on key valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are undervalued, leaving room for profits.
On top of the Zacks Rank, investors can also look at our innovative Style Scores system to find stocks with specific traits. For example, value investors will want to focus on the "Value" category. Stocks with high Zacks Ranks and "A" grades for Value will be some of the highest-quality value stocks on the market today.
One company to watch right now is RTI Surgical (RTIX - Free Report) . RTIX is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), as well as an A grade for Value. The stock has a Forward P/E ratio of 28.56. This compares to its industry's average Forward P/E of 34.52. RTIX's Forward P/E has been as high as 79.06 and as low as 26.49, with a median of 37.92, all within the past year.
Investors should also note that RTIX holds a PEG ratio of 1.90. This popular figure is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also considers a company's expected EPS growth rate. RTIX's industry has an average PEG of 2.51 right now. Within the past year, RTIX's PEG has been as high as 5.27 and as low as 1.77, with a median of 2.53.
Finally, we should also recognize that RTIX has a P/CF ratio of 22.93. This metric takes into account a company's operating cash flow and can be used to find stocks that are undervalued based on their solid cash outlook. RTIX's current P/CF looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/CF of 41.07. Over the past year, RTIX's P/CF has been as high as 30.79 and as low as -34.87, with a median of 18.12.
These are only a few of the key metrics included in RTI Surgical'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, RTIX looks like an impressive value stock at the moment.