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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.
Based in Downers Grove, IL, Univar Solutions Inc. is a global distributor of chemical and ingredients and specialty services provider. The company purchases chemicals from several global chemical producers and dilute, blend, repackage, warehouse, transport and markets them to customers across the globe.
UNVR sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Value Style Score of A, and has a VGM Score of A. Compared to the Chemical - Diversified industry's P/E of 10X, shares of Univar are trading at a forward P/E of 9.5X. UNVR also has a PEG Ratio of 0.4, a Price/Cash Flow ratio of 9.6X, and a Price/Sales ratio of 0.5X.
Value investors don't just pay attention to a company's valuation ratios; positive earnings play a crucial role, too. Two analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2022. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.09 to $3.48 per share. UNVR has an average earnings surprise of 16.8%.
UNVR 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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