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Is Archrock Inc. (AROC) Stock Undervalued Right Now?

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The proven Zacks Rank system focuses on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find winning stocks. Nevertheless, we know that our readers all have their own perspectives, so we are always looking at the latest trends in value, growth, and momentum to find 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 fundamental analysis and traditional valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are being undervalued by the market at large.

In addition to the Zacks Rank, investors looking for stocks with specific traits can utilize our Style Scores system. Of course, value investors will be most interested in the system's "Value" category. Stocks with "A" grades for Value and high Zacks Ranks are among the best value stocks available at any given moment.

One stock to keep an eye on is Archrock Inc. (AROC). AROC 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 15.20. This compares to its industry's average Forward P/E of 22.03. Over the past year, AROC's Forward P/E has been as high as 53.44 and as low as 13.80, with a median of 25.48.

Finally, investors will want to recognize that AROC has a P/CF ratio of 6.11. This metric focuses on a firm's operating cash flow and is often used to find stocks that are undervalued based on the strength of their cash outlook. AROC's current P/CF looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/CF of 9.69. AROC's P/CF has been as high as 6.57 and as low as 3.19, with a median of 5.56, all within the past year.

These are only a few of the key metrics included in Archrock Inc.'s strong Value grade, but they help show that the stock is likely undervalued right now. When factoring in the strength of its earnings outlook, AROC looks like an impressive value stock at the moment.


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