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Many investors also have a go-to methodology that helps guide their buy and sell decisions. One way to find winning stocks based on your preferred way of investing is to use the Zacks Style Scores, which are indicators that rate stocks based on three widely-followed investing types: value, growth, and momentum.
Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock
Value investors love finding good stocks at good prices, especially before the broader market catches on to a stock's true value. Utilizing ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow, the Value Style Score identifies the most attractive and most discounted stocks.
Magna International Inc., based in Aurora, Canada, is a manufacturer and supplier of complete automotive components. The company designs, develops and manufactures automotive systems, assemblies, modules and components, apart from engineering and assembling complete vehicles, primarily for sale to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) of cars and light trucks.
MGA is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, with a Value Style Score of A and VGM Score of B. Shares are currently trading at a forward P/E of 10X for the current fiscal year compared to the Automotive - Original Equipment industry's P/E of 13.6X. Additionally, MGA has a PEG Ratio of 0.6 and a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 6.1X. Value investors should also note MGA's Price/Sales ratio of 0.4X.
Many value investors pay close attention to a company's earnings as well. For MGA, four analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.10 to $5.48 per share for 2023. Per share MGA boasts an average earnings surprise of 4.2%.
MGA should be on investors' short lists because of its impressive earnings and valuation fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Value and VGM Style Scores.
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