evisions, to find winning stocks. But we also understand that investors develop their own strategies, so we are constantly looking at the latest trends in value, growth, and momentum to find strong companies for our readers.
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.
GameStop (GME) is a stock many investors are watching right now. GME is currently holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and a Value grade of A. The stock holds a P/E ratio of 4.94, while its industry has an average P/E of 10.12. Over the last 12 months, GME’s Forward P/E has been as high as 6.76 and as low as 3.80, with a median of 5.02.
We also note that GME holds a PEG ratio of 0.34. This popular figure is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also considers a company’s expected EPS growth rate. GME’s industry currently sports an average PEG of 0.79. Over the last 12 months, GME’s PEG has been as high as 0.36 and as low as 0.25, with a median of 0.31.
These are just a handful of the figures considered in GameStop’s great Value grade. Still, they help show that the stock is likely being undervalued at the moment. Add this to the strength of its earnings outlook, and we can clearly see that GME is an impressive value stock right now.
GameStop Corp. shares were trading at $11.49 per share on Wednesday afternoon, down $0.06 (-0.52%). Year-to-date, GME has declined -8.95%, versus a 10.01% rise in the benchmark S&P 500 index during the same period.
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