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The Easiest Value Stock Screen Ever

Welcome to Episode #6 of the Value Investor Podcast

Every week, Zacks value stock strategist and the Editor of Zacks Value Investor portfolio service, Tracey Ryniec, talks about all things happening in the value stock universe, including her top stock picks.

This week, Tracey discusses how she used the easiest, most basic, stock screen to find value stocks.

The screen has just 2 criteria:

1. A Zacks Rank of #1 (Strong Buy) or #2 (Buy); and

2. A Low Price-to-Sales Ratio

Tracey tells you why she likes the price-to-sales ratio versus the price-to-earnings ratio (or P/E) for finding value stocks.

After running the screen, and digging down further into the fundamentals, Tracey came up with a couple dozen stocks and narrowed it down from there.

4 Value Stocks Using the Basic Screen

1. Walmart (WMT): P/S ratio of 0.47

2. Macy's (M): P/S ratio of 0.46

3. Unitedhealth Group (UNH): P/S ratio of 0.77

4. Sysco (SYY): P/S ratio of 0.6

Tracey has also discussed how to find value stocks in other podcasts.

For value stock investors who want a refresher, you can listen to that podcast below.

But what else should you know about these 4 companies?

Listen to this week's podcast to find out.

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.


The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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