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Why Avnet (AVT) is a Top Value Stock for the Long-Term

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For new and old investors, taking full advantage of the stock market and investing with confidence are common goals.

Achieving those goals is made easier with the Zacks Style Scores, a unique set of guidelines that rates stocks based on popular investing methodologies, namely value, growth, and momentum. The Style Scores can help you narrow down which stocks are better for your portfolio and which ones can beat the market over the long-term.

Why Investors Should Pay Attention to This Value Stock

Finding good stocks at good prices, and discovering which companies are trading under their true value, are what value investors like to focus on. So, the Value Style Score takes into account ratios like P/E, PEG, Price/Sales, and Price/Cash Flow to highlight the most attractive and discounted stocks.

Avnet (AVT)

Based in Phoenix, AZ, Avnet Inc., (AVT) is one of the world’s largest distributors of electronic components and computer products. The company’s customer base includes original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), electronic manufacturing services (EMS) providers, original design manufacturers (ODMs), and value-added resellers (VARs). Avnet maintains an extensive inventory, including electronic products from more than 300 component and system manufacturers, which it distributes to customers worldwide.

AVT boasts a Value Style Score of B and VGM Score of B, and holds a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy) rating. Shares of Avnet are trading at a forward earnings multiple of 6.8X, as well as a PEG Ratio of 0.2, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 9.7X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 0.2X.

Value investors don't just pay attention to a company's valuation ratios; positive earnings play a crucial role, too. Four analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $1.16 to $6.83 per share. AVT has an average earnings surprise of 21.2%.

AVT 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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