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, 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.
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 to watch right now is Carrefour (CRRFY - Free Report) . CRRFY is currently holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and a Value grade of A. The stock is trading with P/E ratio of 14.18 right now. For comparison, its industry sports an average P/E of 19.06. Over the past year, CRRFY's Forward P/E has been as high as 16.37 and as low as 11.25, with a median of 14.97.
Investors should also note that CRRFY holds a PEG ratio of 1.26. 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. CRRFY's industry has an average PEG of 3.26 right now. CRRFY's PEG has been as high as 2.71 and as low as 1.07, with a median of 2.10, all within the past year.
Investors should also recognize that CRRFY has a P/B ratio of 1.16. 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. CRRFY's current P/B looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/B of 3.03. Over the past 12 months, CRRFY's P/B has been as high as 1.26 and as low as 0.89, with a median of 1.11.
Value investors will likely look at more than just these metrics, but the above data helps show that Carrefour is likely undervalued currently. And when considering the strength of its earnings outlook, CRRFY sticks out at as one of the market's strongest value stocks.