5 value stocks to watch in the defensive consumer sector
What is a value stock?
A value stock traditionally has a lower price than stocks of companies in the same industry. This indicates that the company may be undervalued because investors are not showing as much interest in these companies. The most common way to check value is through the price/earnings multiple, or P/E. A low P/E multiple is a good indication that the stock is undervalued.
The following stocks are considered notable value stocks in the consumer defensive sector:
- Seneca foods SENEA – PER: 8.17
- Bunge BG – PER: 8.76
- Sunlands Technology GTS – PER: 1.87
- DAVIDsTEA DTEA – PER: 0.9
- Tyson Foods TSN – PER: 7.57
Seneca Foods reported Q3 earnings per share of $2.14, which was up 63.36% from Q2, which was 1.31. Most recently, Bunge reported earnings per share of $4.26, while fourth quarter earnings per share were $3.49. Most recently, the company announced a dividend yield of 2.28%, up 0.16% from last quarter’s 2.12% yield.
Sunlands Technology reported fourth quarter earnings per share of $1.8, up 63.64% from the third quarter, which was 1.1. Earnings per share for DAVIDsTEA for the fourth quarter came in at $0.06, while in the third quarter it was -0.06. Most recently, Tyson Foods reported earnings per share of $2.29, while first quarter earnings per share were $2.87. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 1.86%, down 0.35% from last quarter’s 2.21% yield.
These 5 value stocks were selected by Glimpses of Benzinga based on a numerical analysis. Although this methodical judgment process is not intended to make final decisions, our technology can give investors additional insight into the sector.