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5 Value Stocks To Watch In The Consumer Defensive Sector

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What Defines a Value Stock?

A value stock is traditionally defined in terms of how investors in the marketplace are valuing that company’s future growth prospects. Low P/E multiples are good base indicators that the company is undervalued and can most likely be labeled as a value stock.

The following stocks are considered to be notable value stocks in the consumer defensive sector:

  1. Mannatech (NASDAQ: MTEX) - P/E: 9.04

  2. BellRing Brands (NYSE: BRBR) - P/E: 5.66

  3. Ingles Markets (NASDAQ: IMKTA) - P/E: 5.66

  4. Big Lots (NYSE: BIG) - P/E: 2.56

  5. Alico (NASDAQ: ALCO) - P/E: 9.9

Mannatech has reported Q2 earnings per share at 0.47, which has decreased by 59.13% compared to Q1, which was 1.15. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 3.63%, which has increased by 0.24% from last quarter’s yield of 3.39%.

Most recently, BellRing Brands reported earnings per share at 0.08, whereas in Q2 earnings per share sat at 0.11. BellRing Brands does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

Ingles Markets’s earnings per share for Q3 sits at 3.1, whereas in Q2, they were at 1.99. Its most recent dividend yield is at 1.64%, which has decreased by 0.39% from 2.03% in the previous quarter.

Big Lots has reported Q2 earnings per share at 2.75, which has increased by 118.25% compared to Q1, which was 1.26. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 2.15%, which has decreased by 0.93% from 3.08% last quarter.

Alico has reported Q3 earnings per share at 0.25, which has decreased by 13.79% compared to Q2, which was 0.29. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 1.13%, which has decreased by 0.09% from 1.22% last quarter.

The Significance: A value stock may need some time to rebound from its undervalued position. The risk of investing in a value stock is that this emergence may never materialize.

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