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 use tried-and-true metrics and fundamental analysis to find companies that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.
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.
Tata Motors (TTM - Free Report) is a stock many investors are watching right now. TTM is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), as well as an A grade for Value. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 7.65, which compares to its industry's average of 7.65. Over the past year, TTM's Forward P/E has been as high as 15.22 and as low as 4.06, with a median of 7.06.
Value investors also use the P/S ratio. The P/S ratio is is calculated as price divided by sales. This is a popular metric because sales are harder to manipulate on an income statement, so they are often considered a better performance indicator. TTM has a P/S ratio of 0.18. This compares to its industry's average P/S of 0.31.
Value investors will likely look at more than just these metrics, but the above data helps show that Tata Motors is likely undervalued currently. And when considering the strength of its earnings outlook, TTM sticks out at as one of the market's strongest value stocks.