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Should Value Investors Buy Dell Technologies (DELL) Stock?

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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 tried-and-true metrics and fundamental analysis to find companies that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.

Zacks has developed the innovative Style Scores system to highlight stocks with specific traits. For example, value investors will be interested in stocks with great grades in the "Value" category. When paired with a high Zacks Rank, "A" grades in the Value category are among the strongest value stocks on the market today.

One company to watch right now is Dell Technologies (DELL). DELL is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and an A for Value. The stock has a Forward P/E ratio of 7.09. This compares to its industry's average Forward P/E of 18.63. DELL's Forward P/E has been as high as 10.63 and as low as 6.16, with a median of 7.92, all within the past year.

Another valuation metric that we should highlight is DELL's P/B ratio of 11.88. The P/B ratio is used to compare a stock's market value with its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. DELL's current P/B looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/B of 16.43. Within the past 52 weeks, DELL's P/B has been as high as 13.51 and as low as -54.65, with a median of 2.29.

These are only a few of the key metrics included in Dell Technologies'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, DELL looks like an impressive value stock at the moment.


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