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INTC or TXN: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?

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Investors interested in Semiconductor - General stocks are likely familiar with Intel (INTC - Free Report) and Texas Instruments (TXN - Free Report) . But which of these two companies is the best option for those looking for undervalued stocks? Let's take a closer look.

The best way to find great value stocks is to pair a strong Zacks Rank with an impressive grade in the Value category of our Style Scores system. The Zacks Rank favors stocks with strong earnings estimate revision trends, and our Style Scores highlight companies with specific traits.

Right now, Intel is sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy), while Texas Instruments has a Zacks Rank of #4 (Sell). This means that INTC's earnings estimate revision activity has been more impressive, so investors should feel comfortable with its improving analyst outlook. But this is just one factor that value investors are interested in.

Value investors also try to analyze a wide range of traditional figures and metrics to help determine whether a company is undervalued at its current share price levels.

Our Value category highlights undervalued companies by looking at a variety of key metrics, including the popular P/E ratio, as well as the P/S ratio, earnings yield, cash flow per share, and a variety of other fundamentals that have been used by value investors for years.

INTC currently has a forward P/E ratio of 10.89, while TXN has a forward P/E of 17.93. We also note that INTC has a PEG ratio of 1.29. 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. TXN currently has a PEG ratio of 1.89.

Another notable valuation metric for INTC is its P/B ratio of 3.23. The P/B ratio is used to compare a stock's market value with its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. For comparison, TXN has a P/B of 9.12.

Based on these metrics and many more, INTC holds a Value grade of B, while TXN has a Value grade of D.

INTC is currently sporting an improving earnings outlook, which makes it stick out in our Zacks Rank model. And, based on the above valuation metrics, we feel that INTC is likely the superior value option right now.




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