Here at Zacks, we focus on our proven ranking system, which places an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions, to find winning stocks. But we also understand that investors develop their own strategies, so we are constantly looking at the latest trends in value, growth, and momentum to find strong companies for our readers.
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.
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.
J.Jill (JILL - Free Report) is a stock many investors are watching right now. JILL is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), as well as an A grade for Value. The stock has a Forward P/E ratio of 5.56. This compares to its industry's average Forward P/E of 13.13. Over the last 12 months, JILL's Forward P/E has been as high as 60.88 and as low as -469.86, with a median of 6.81.
Finally, our model also underscores that JILL has a P/CF ratio of 4.28. 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. JILL's P/CF compares to its industry's average P/CF of 8.59. JILL's P/CF has been as high as 8.57 and as low as 0.89, with a median of 1.63, all within the past year.
These are just a handful of the figures considered in J.Jill'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 JILL is an impressive value stock right now.