While the proven Zacks Rank places an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find strong stocks, we also know that investors tend to develop their own individual strategies. With this in mind, we are always looking at value, growth, and momentum trends to discover great companies.
Of these, value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. Value investors use tried-and-true metrics and fundamental analysis to find companies that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.
Luckily, Zacks has developed its own Style Scores system in an effort to find stocks with specific traits. Value investors will be interested in the system's "Value" category. Stocks with both "A" grades in the Value category and high Zacks Ranks are among the strongest value stocks on the market right now.
KUNLUN EGY ADR (KLYCY) is a stock many investors are watching right now. KLYCY is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) and an A for Value. The stock has a Forward P/E ratio of 8.89. This compares to its industry's average Forward P/E of 19.43. Over the last 12 months, KLYCY's Forward P/E has been as high as 11.08 and as low as 6.36, with a median of 9.38.
KLYCY is also sporting a PEG ratio of 0.59. This popular metric is similar to the widely-known P/E ratio, with the difference being that the PEG ratio also takes into account the company's expected earnings growth rate. KLYCY's PEG compares to its industry's average PEG of 0.74. KLYCY's PEG has been as high as 1.23 and as low as 0.32, with a median of 0.61, all within the past year.
Value investors will likely look at more than just these metrics, but the above data helps show that KUNLUN EGY ADR is likely undervalued currently. And when considering the strength of its earnings outlook, KLYCY sticks out at as one of the market's strongest value stocks.
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