Is Cardtronics (CATM) a Great Value Stock Right Now?
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 rely on traditional forms of analysis on key valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are undervalued, leaving room for profits.
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 Cardtronics (CATM). CATM is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), as well as a Value grade of A. The stock holds a P/E ratio of 12.04, while its industry has an average P/E of 28.80. Over the past year, CATM's Forward P/E has been as high as 24.49 and as low as 5.75, with a median of 15.62.
Investors should also recognize that CATM has a P/B ratio of 2.92. Investors use the P/B ratio to look at a stock's market value versus its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. CATM's current P/B looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/B of 7.57. Within the past 52 weeks, CATM's P/B has been as high as 5.61 and as low as 2.30, with a median of 3.47.
These are just a handful of the figures considered in Cardtronics's great Value grade. Still, they help show that the stock is likely being undervalued at the moment. Add this to the strength of its earnings outlook, and we can clearly see that CATM is an impressive value stock right now.
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