Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Nevertheless, we are always paying attention to the latest value, growth, and momentum trends to underscore strong picks.
Considering these trends, value investing is clearly one of the most preferred ways to find strong stocks in any type of market. Value investors rely on traditional forms of analysis on key valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are undervalued, leaving room for profits.
On top of the Zacks Rank, investors can also look at our innovative Style Scores system to find stocks with specific traits. For example, value investors will want to focus on the "Value" category. Stocks with high Zacks Ranks and "A" grades for Value will be some of the highest-quality value stocks on the market today.
One company to watch right now is Bank7 Corp. (BSVN - Free Report) . BSVN is currently holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and a Value grade of A. The stock holds a P/E ratio of 9.50, while its industry has an average P/E of 10.94. Over the last 12 months, BSVN's Forward P/E has been as high as 10.20 and as low as 5.91, with a median of 9.18.
Finally, our model also underscores that BSVN has a P/CF ratio of 8.12. This metric takes into account a company's operating cash flow and can be used to find stocks that are undervalued based on their solid cash outlook. BSVN's current P/CF looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/CF of 11.37. Within the past 12 months, BSVN's P/CF has been as high as 8.25 and as low as 5.28, with a median of 7.14.
These are just a handful of the figures considered in Bank7 Corp.'s great Value grade. Still, they help show that the stock is likely being undervalued at the moment. Add this to the strength of its earnings outlook, and we can clearly see that BSVN is an impressive value stock right now.