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.
Considering these trends, value investing is clearly one of the most preferred ways to find strong stocks in any type of market. Value investors rely on traditional forms of analysis on key valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are undervalued, leaving room for profits.
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.
One stock to keep an eye on is Daqo New Energy (DQ). DQ is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) and an A for Value. The stock is trading with P/E ratio of 8.06 right now. For comparison, its industry sports an average P/E of 22.77. Over the past 52 weeks, DQ's Forward P/E has been as high as 27.76 and as low as 5.20, with a median of 9.57.
Finally, investors should note that DQ has a P/CF ratio of 15.80. This figure highlights a company's operating cash flow and can be used to find firms that are undervalued when considering their impressive cash outlook. DQ's P/CF compares to its industry's average P/CF of 28.24. Over the past year, DQ's P/CF has been as high as 27.61 and as low as 6.28, with a median of 12.48.
These are only a few of the key metrics included in Daqo New Energy'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, DQ looks like an impressive value stock at the moment.
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