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Are Investors Undervaluing Veolia Environnement (VEOEY) Right Now?

While the proven Zacks Rank places an emphasis on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find strong stocks, we also know that investors tend to develop their own individual strategies. With this in mind, we are always looking at value, growth, and momentum trends to discover great companies.

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 rely on traditional forms of analysis on key valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are undervalued, leaving room for profits.

Luckily, Zacks has developed its own Style Scores system in an effort to find stocks with specific traits. Value investors will be interested in the system's "Value" category. Stocks with both "A" grades in the Value category and high Zacks Ranks are among the strongest value stocks on the market right now.

One stock to keep an eye on is Veolia Environnement (VEOEY). VEOEY is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and an A for Value. The stock holds a P/E ratio of 7, while its industry has an average P/E of 17.03. VEOEY's Forward P/E has been as high as 18.57 and as low as 5.99, with a median of 8.20, all within the past year.

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VEOEY is also sporting a PEG ratio of 0.75. This popular figure is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also considers a company's expected EPS growth rate. VEOEY's industry currently sports an average PEG of 1.54. Within the past year, VEOEY's PEG has been as high as 1.59 and as low as 0.47, with a median of 0.76.

Another notable valuation metric for VEOEY is its P/B ratio of 1.48. The P/B ratio is used to compare a stock's market value with 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 3.06. Within the past 52 weeks, VEOEY's P/B has been as high as 1.54 and as low as 1.22, with a median of 1.43.

These figures are just a handful of the metrics value investors tend to look at, but they help show that Veolia Environnement is likely being undervalued right now. Considering this, as well as the strength of its earnings outlook, VEOEY feels like a great value stock at the moment.

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