Looking for Value? Why It Might Be Time to Try Old Republic (ORI)

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Value investing is always a very popular strategy, and for good reason. After all, who doesn’t want to find stocks that have low PEs, solid outlooks, and decent dividends?
 
Fortunately for investors looking for this combination, we have identified a strong candidate which may be an impressive value; Old Republic International Corporation (ORI).
 
Old Republic in Focus
 
ORI may be an interesting play thanks to its forward PE of 15.9, its P/S ratio of 0.78, and its decent dividend yield of 4.37%. These factors suggest that Old Republic is a pretty good value pick, as investors have to pay a relatively low level for each dollar of earnings, and that ORI has decent revenue metrics to back up its earnings.
 
But before you think that Old Republic is just a pure value play, it is important to note that it has been seeing solid activity on the earnings estimate front as well. For current year earnings, the consensus has gone up by 10.5% in the past 30 days, thanks to 1 upward revision in the past one month compared to no downward revision.
 
This estimate strength is actually enough to push ORI to a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), suggesting it is poised to outperform. So really, Old Republic is looking great from a number of angles thanks to its PE below 20, a P/S ratio below one, and a strong Zacks Rank, meaning that this company could be a great choice for value investors at this time.
 
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