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Is Vishay Intertechnology (VSH) a Great Value Stock Right Now?

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While the proven Zacks Rank places an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find strong stocks, we also know that investors tend to develop their own individual strategies. With this in mind, we are always looking at value, growth, and momentum trends to discover great companies.

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 a variety of methods, including tried-and-true valuation metrics, to find these stocks.

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 company to watch right now is Vishay Intertechnology (VSH). VSH is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) and an A for Value.

Investors should also recognize that VSH has a P/B ratio of 2.26. Investors use the P/B ratio to look at a stock's market value versus its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. VSH's current P/B looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/B of 2.58. VSH's P/B has been as high as 2.28 and as low as 1.15, with a median of 1.60, over the past year.

Finally, investors should note that VSH has a P/CF ratio of 11.85. This data point considers a firm's operating cash flow and is frequently used to find companies that are undervalued when considering their solid cash outlook. VSH's P/CF compares to its industry's average P/CF of 19.48. Over the past year, VSH's P/CF has been as high as 11.95 and as low as 5.01, with a median of 8.46.

Value investors will likely look at more than just these metrics, but the above data helps show that Vishay Intertechnology is likely undervalued currently. And when considering the strength of its earnings outlook, VSH sticks out at as one of the market's strongest value stocks.

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