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.
Considering these trends, value investing is clearly one of the most preferred ways to find strong stocks in any type of market. Value investors use fundamental analysis and traditional valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are being undervalued by the market at large.
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.
Warrior Met Coal (HCC - Free Report) is a stock many investors are watching right now. HCC is currently holding a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) and a Value grade of A. The stock has a Forward P/E ratio of 2.93. This compares to its industry's average Forward P/E of 7.57. HCC's Forward P/E has been as high as 9.02 and as low as 2.93, with a median of 4.79, all within the past year.
Finally, investors should note that HCC has a P/CF ratio of 2.47. This figure highlights a company's operating cash flow and can be used to find firms that are undervalued when considering their impressive cash outlook. This stock's P/CF looks attractive against its industry's average P/CF of 2.62. Over the past 52 weeks, HCC's P/CF has been as high as 3.31 and as low as 1.94, with a median of 2.47.
These are only a few of the key metrics included in Warrior Met Coal'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, HCC looks like an impressive value stock at the moment.