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.
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.
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.
Sony (SNE - Free Report) is a stock many investors are watching right now. SNE is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy), as well as a Value grade of A. The stock holds a P/E ratio of 15.09, while its industry has an average P/E of 16.77. Over the past 52 weeks, SNE's Forward P/E has been as high as 15.19 and as low as 6.87, with a median of 12.21.
SNE is also sporting a PEG ratio of 1.96. 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. SNE's PEG compares to its industry's average PEG of 2.02. Over the past 52 weeks, SNE's PEG has been as high as 2.46 and as low as 0.91, with a median of 1.80.
These are just a handful of the figures considered in Sony'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 SNE is an impressive value stock right now.