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, 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.
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 stock to keep an eye on is Green Brick Partners (GRBK - Free Report) . GRBK is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) and an A for Value.
Value investors also love the P/S ratio, which is calculated by simply dividing a stock's price with the company's sales. This is a prefered metric because revenue can't really be manipulated, so sales are often a truer performance indicator. GRBK has a P/S ratio of 0.57. This compares to its industry's average P/S of 1.03.
Finally, our model also underscores that GRBK has a P/CF ratio of 7.54. This data point considers a firm's operating cash flow and is frequently used to find companies that are undervalued when considering their solid cash outlook. GRBK's P/CF compares to its industry's average P/CF of 18.85. Over the past 52 weeks, GRBK's P/CF has been as high as 10.60 and as low as 4.85, with a median of 8.64.
Value investors will likely look at more than just these metrics, but the above data helps show that Green Brick Partners is likely undervalued currently. And when considering the strength of its earnings outlook, GRBK sticks out at as one of the market's strongest value stocks.