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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.
Of these, value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. Value investors use fundamental analysis and traditional valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are being undervalued by the market at large.
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.
Velocity Financial (VEL) is a stock many investors are watching right now. VEL is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy) and an A for Value.
Investors should also recognize that VEL has a P/B ratio of 1. 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. VEL's current P/B looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/B of 1.33. Over the past year, VEL's P/B has been as high as 1.28 and as low as 0.88, with a median of 1.11.
Finally, investors will want to recognize that VEL has a P/CF ratio of 7.10. 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. VEL's current P/CF looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/CF of 12.85. Within the past 12 months, VEL's P/CF has been as high as 11.81 and as low as 6.24, with a median of 8.89.
Value investors will likely look at more than just these metrics, but the above data helps show that Velocity Financial is likely undervalued currently. And when considering the strength of its earnings outlook, VEL sticks out at as one of the market's strongest value stocks.
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