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Are Investors Undervaluing ArcelorMittal (MT) Right Now?

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.

Considering these trends, value investing is clearly one of the most preferred ways to find strong stocks in any type of market. Value investors use tried-and-true metrics and fundamental analysis to find companies that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.

On top of the Zacks Rank, investors can also look at our innovative Style Scores system to find stocks with specific traits. For example, value investors will want to focus on the "Value" category. Stocks with high Zacks Ranks and "A" grades for Value will be some of the highest-quality value stocks on the market today.

One company value investors might notice is ArcelorMittal (MT). MT is currently holding a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and a Value grade of A. The stock has a Forward P/E ratio of 4.61. This compares to its industry's average Forward P/E of 5.82. Over the past year, MT's Forward P/E has been as high as 11.33 and as low as 4.47, with a median of 8.42.

We should also highlight that MT has a P/B ratio of 0.60. 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. MT's current P/B looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/B of 1.28. MT's P/B has been as high as 0.93 and as low as 0.59, with a median of 0.78, over the past year.

Value investors also frequently use the P/S ratio. This metric is found by dividing a stock's price with the company's revenue. This is a prefered metric because revenue can't really be manipulated, so sales are often a truer performance indicator. MT has a P/S ratio of 0.33. This compares to its industry's average P/S of 0.36.

Finally, our model also underscores that MT has a P/CF ratio of 3.11. 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. This company's current P/CF looks solid when compared to its industry's average P/CF of 6.99. Over the past 52 weeks, MT's P/CF has been as high as 5.21 and as low as 3.02, with a median of 4.44.

These figures are just a handful of the metrics value investors tend to look at, but they help show that ArcelorMittal is likely being undervalued right now. Considering this, as well as the strength of its earnings outlook, MT feels like a great value stock at the moment.

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