Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to the latest value, growth, and momentum trends to underscore strong picks.
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 use tried-and-true metrics and fundamental analysis to find companies that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.
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.
Triple-S Management (GTS - Free Report) is a stock many investors are watching right now. GTS is currently holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and a Value grade of A. The stock holds a P/E ratio of 14.43, while its industry has an average P/E of 18.63. GTS's Forward P/E has been as high as 21.20 and as low as 12.05, with a median of 15.36, all within the past year.
Investors should also note that GTS holds a PEG ratio of 1.44. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. GTS's industry currently sports an average PEG of 1.45. GTS's PEG has been as high as 2.12 and as low as 1.20, with a median of 1.54, all within the past year.
Finally, investors will want to recognize that GTS has a P/CF ratio of 14.55. This data point considers a firm's operating cash flow and is frequently used to find companies that are undervalued when considering their solid cash outlook. This stock's P/CF looks attractive against its industry's average P/CF of 16.55. GTS's P/CF has been as high as 27.38 and as low as 6.96, with a median of 9.60, all within the past year.
These are just a handful of the figures considered in Triple-S Management's great Value grade. Still, they help show that the stock is likely being undervalued at the moment. Add this to the strength of its earnings outlook, and we can clearly see that GTS is an impressive value stock right now.