Are Investors Undervaluing ProPetro Holding (PUMP) Right Now?
Here at Zacks, we focus on our proven ranking system, which places an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions, 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, value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. Value investors rely on traditional forms of analysis on key valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are undervalued, leaving room for profits.
Luckily, Zacks has developed its own Style Scores system in an effort to find stocks with specific traits. Value investors will be interested in the system's "Value" category. Stocks with both "A" grades in the Value category and high Zacks Ranks are among the strongest value stocks on the market right now.
One company to watch right now is ProPetro Holding (PUMP). PUMP is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), as well as a Value grade of A. The stock is trading with a P/E ratio of 9.01, which compares to its industry's average of 21.11. Over the past 52 weeks, PUMP's Forward P/E has been as high as 10.02 and as low as 5.40, with a median of 8.32.
Finally, we should also recognize that PUMP has a P/CF ratio of 7.15. This metric takes into account a company's operating cash flow and can be used to find stocks that are undervalued based on their solid cash outlook. This company's current P/CF looks solid when compared to its industry's average P/CF of 9.63. Over the past year, PUMP's P/CF has been as high as 21.27 and as low as 4.09, with a median of 7.43.
These figures are just a handful of the metrics value investors tend to look at, but they help show that ProPetro Holding is likely being undervalued right now. Considering this, as well as the strength of its earnings outlook, PUMP feels like a great value stock at the moment.
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