Are Investors Undervaluing KT Corp. (KT) 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 fundamental analysis and traditional valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are being undervalued by the market at large.

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 stock to keep an eye on is KT Corp. (KT). KT is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and an A for Value. The stock holds a P/E ratio of 7.40, while its industry has an average P/E of 11.02. Over the past 52 weeks, KT's Forward P/E has been as high as 10.03 and as low as 5.48, with a median of 8.45.

Investors will also notice that KT has a PEG ratio of 0.61. This metric is used similarly to the famous P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also takes into account the stock's expected earnings growth rate. KT's industry has an average PEG of 0.97 right now. Over the last 12 months, KT's PEG has been as high as 0.88 and as low as 0.53, with a median of 0.77.

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