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.
Of these, perhaps no stock market trend is more popular than value investing, which is a strategy that has proven to be successful in all sorts of market environments. Value investors rely on traditional forms of analysis on key valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are undervalued, leaving room for profits.
Luckily, Zacks has developed its own Style Scores system in an effort to find stocks with specific traits. Value investors will be interested in the system's "Value" category. Stocks with both "A" grades in the Value category and high Zacks Ranks are among the strongest value stocks on the market right now.
One company value investors might notice is A P MOLLAR-MRSK (AMKBY - Free Report) . AMKBY 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 16.93. This compares to its industry's average Forward P/E of 22.08. Over the past 52 weeks, AMKBY's Forward P/E has been as high as 26.41 and as low as 12.02, with a median of 16.97.
We also note that AMKBY holds a PEG ratio of 2.27. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. AMKBY's PEG compares to its industry's average PEG of 2.72. Over the past 52 weeks, AMKBY's PEG has been as high as 2.29 and as low as 1.74, with a median of 2.01.
We should also highlight that AMKBY has a P/B ratio of 0.43. The P/B is a method of comparing a stock's market value to its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. AMKBY's current P/B looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/B of 1.09. Within the past 52 weeks, AMKBY's P/B has been as high as 0.63 and as low as 0.38, with a median of 0.50.
Finally, our model also underscores that AMKBY has a P/CF ratio of 5.44. 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. AMKBY's current P/CF looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/CF of 20.16. AMKBY's P/CF has been as high as 22.03 and as low as 4.79, with a median of 8.04, all within the past year.
These figures are just a handful of the metrics value investors tend to look at, but they help show that A P MOLLAR-MRSK is likely being undervalued right now. Considering this, as well as the strength of its earnings outlook, AMKBY feels like a great value stock at the moment.