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Gen Digital (GEN) is a Top-Ranked Value Stock: Should You Buy?

It doesn't matter your age or experience: taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals for all investors.

While you may have an investing style you rely on, finding great stocks is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores. These are complementary indicators that rate stocks based on value, growth, and/or momentum characteristics.

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock

Different than growth or momentum investors, value-focused investors are all about finding good stocks at good prices, and discovering which companies are trading under what their true value is before the broader market catches on. The Value Style Score utilizes ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow to help pick out the most attractive and discounted stocks.


Gen Digital (GEN)

Gen Digital is one of the leading providers of cyber security solutions. The company is known for some of the popular brands in security and utilities, including Norton Anti-Virus, Norton Internet Security and Norton System Works.

GEN is a Zacks Rank #2 (Buy) stock, with a Value Style Score of A and VGM Score of A. Shares are currently trading at a forward P/E of 11X for the current fiscal year compared to the Technology Services industry's P/E of 23.5X. Additionally, GEN has a PEG Ratio of 1.1 and a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 9.6X. Value investors should also note GEN's Price/Sales ratio of 4.1X.

Many value investors pay close attention to a company's earnings as well. For GEN, one analyst revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.00 to $2.24 per share for 2025. Per share GEN boasts an average earnings surprise of 0.5%.

Investors should take the time to consider GEN for their portfolios due to its solid Zacks Ranks, notable earnings and valuation metrics, and impressive Value and VGM Style Scores.

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