The proven Zacks Rank system focuses on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find winning stocks. Nevertheless, we know that our readers all have their own perspectives, so we are always looking at the latest trends in value, growth, and momentum to find strong picks.
Of these, value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. Value investors use a variety of methods, including tried-and-true valuation metrics, to find these stocks.
Zacks has developed the innovative Style Scores system to highlight stocks with specific traits. For example, value investors will be interested in stocks with great grades in the "Value" category. When paired with a high Zacks Rank, "A" grades in the Value category are among the strongest value stocks on the market today.
One company value investors might notice is Hudson Ltd. (HUD - Free Report) . HUD is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy), as well as a Value grade of A.
HUD is also sporting a PEG ratio of 0.55. 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. HUD's PEG compares to its industry's average PEG of 0.88. Within the past year, HUD's PEG has been as high as 2.90 and as low as 0.54, with a median of 0.84.
Value investors also love the P/S ratio, which is calculated by simply dividing a stock's price with the company's sales. Some people prefer this metric because sales are harder to manipulate on an income statement. This means it could be a truer performance indicator. HUD has a P/S ratio of 0.8. This compares to its industry's average P/S of 1.31.
These are only a few of the key metrics included in Hudson Ltd.'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, HUD looks like an impressive value stock at the moment.