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Is Cardtronics (CATM) a Great Value Stock Right Now?

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The proven Zacks Rank system focuses on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find winning stocks. Nevertheless, we know that our readers all have their own perspectives, so we are always looking at the latest trends in value, growth, and momentum to find strong picks.

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 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.

Cardtronics (CATM) is a stock many investors are watching right now. CATM is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), as well as an A grade for Value. The stock is trading with P/E ratio of 15.72 right now. For comparison, its industry sports an average P/E of 21.89. Over the past 52 weeks, CATM's Forward P/E has been as high as 20.86 and as low as 6.41, with a median of 15.81.

Investors will also notice that CATM has a PEG ratio of 1.31. 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. CATM's industry currently sports an average PEG of 1.47. Over the last 12 months, CATM's PEG has been as high as 1.87 and as low as 0.53, with a median of 1.40.

Another valuation metric that we should highlight is CATM's P/B ratio of 3.60. The P/B is a method of comparing a stock's market value to its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. This company's current P/B looks solid when compared to its industry's average P/B of 8.93. CATM's P/B has been as high as 4.41 and as low as 2.12, with a median of 2.93, over the past year.

Finally, we should also recognize that CATM has a P/CF ratio of 6.84. 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. CATM's current P/CF looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/CF of 22.46. Over the past 52 weeks, CATM's P/CF has been as high as 7.71 and as low as 3.24, with a median of 5.

These are only a few of the key metrics included in Cardtronics's strong Value grade, but they help show that the stock is likely undervalued right now. When factoring in the strength of its earnings outlook, CATM looks like an impressive value stock at the moment.

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