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A Look Into Consumer Defensive Sector Value Stocks

What Defines a Value Stock?

A value stock traditionally has a lower price when compared to stock prices of companies in the same industry. This indicates that the company may be undervalued, as investors are not expressing as much interest in such companies. The most commonly used way to check for value is with the price-to-earnings multiple, or P/E. A low P/E multiple is a good indication that the stock is undervalued.

Benzinga Insights has compiled a list of value stocks in the consumer defensive sector that may be worth watching:

  1. Sunlands Technology NYSE:STG - P/E: 0.7
  2. Adecoagro NYSE:AGRO - P/E: 5.33
  3. Andersons NASDAQ:ANDE - P/E: 9.34
  4. Skillsoft NYSE:SKIL - P/E: 2.33
  5. Gravitas Education NYSE:GEHI - P/E: 3.31

Sunlands Technology has reported Q3 earnings per share at $1.69, which has increased by 34.13% compared to Q2, which was 1.26. Most recently, Adecoagro reported earnings per share at $0.43, whereas in Q2 earnings per share sat at $0.4. Andersons has reported Q3 earnings per share at $0.5, which has decreased by 79.08% compared to Q2, which was 2.39. The company's most recent dividend yield sits at 1.85%, which has decreased by 0.12% from 1.97% last quarter.

Skillsoft saw an increase in earnings per share from -0.15 in Q1 to $0.09 now. Gravitas Education's earnings per share for Q4 sits at $1.0, whereas in Q3, they were at -1.2.

These 5 value stocks were selected by Benzinga Insights based on quantified analysis. While this methodical judgment process is not meant to make final decisions, our technology can give investors additional perception into the sector.

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