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Is Deluxe (DLX) Stock Undervalued 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.

Looking at the history of these trends, perhaps none is more beloved than value investing. This strategy simply looks to identify companies that are being undervalued by the broader 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.

One company to watch right now is Deluxe (DLX). DLX 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 8.82, which compares to its industry's average of 10.94. Over the past year, DLX's Forward P/E has been as high as 9.57 and as low as 6.76, with a median of 8.68.

Investors should also recognize that DLX has a P/B ratio of 2.43. The P/B ratio pits a stock's market value against its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. This stock's P/B looks attractive against its industry's average P/B of 2.98. Over the past 12 months, DLX's P/B has been as high as 3.55 and as low as 1.79, with a median of 2.64.

Finally, our model also underscores that DLX has a P/CF ratio of 7.65. This metric focuses on a firm's operating cash flow and is often used to find stocks that are undervalued based on the strength of their cash outlook. This stock's P/CF looks attractive against its industry's average P/CF of 12.04. Within the past 12 months, DLX's P/CF has been as high as 10.39 and as low as 5.72, with a median of 8.11.

These are just a handful of the figures considered in Deluxe'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 DLX is an impressive value stock right now.

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