It doesn't matter your age or experience: taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for all investors.
While you may have an investing style you rely on, finding great stocks is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores. These are complementary indicators that rate stocks based on value, growth, and/or momentum characteristics.
Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock
Finding good stocks at good prices, and discovering which companies are trading under their true value, are what value investors like to focus on. So, the Value Style Score takes into account ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow to highlight the most attractive and discounted stocks.
East West Bancorp (EWBC)
Headquartered in Pasadena, CA, East West Bancorp is the bank holding company for East West Bank. Incorporated in 1998, the company serves as a financial bridge between the United States and China by providing various consumer as well as commercial banking services to the Asian-American community.
EWBC sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Value Style Score of A, and has a VGM Score of B. Compared to the Banks - West industry's P/E of 7.7X, shares of East West Bancorp are trading at a forward P/E of 6.4X. EWBC also has a PEG Ratio of 0.6, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 5.7X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 2X.
A company's earnings performance is important for value investors as well. For fiscal 2023, three analysts revised their earnings estimate higher in the last 60 days for EWBC, while the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.04 to $8.39 per share. EWBC also holds an average earnings surprise of 3.7%.
Investors should take the time to consider EWBC for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Ranks, notable earnings and valuation metrics, and impressive Value and VGM Style Scores.
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