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Is Greencore Group (GNCGY) a Great Value Stock Right Now?

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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.

Looking at the history of these trends, perhaps none is more beloved than value investing. This strategy simply looks to identify companies that are being undervalued by the broader market. 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.

One company value investors might notice is Greencore Group (GNCGY). GNCGY is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), as well as a Value grade of A. The stock holds a P/E ratio of 9.89, while its industry has an average P/E of 17.06. Over the past year, GNCGY's Forward P/E has been as high as 18.17 and as low as 9.49, with a median of 12.71.

Another notable valuation metric for GNCGY is its P/B ratio of 1.28. 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. This company's current P/B looks solid when compared to its industry's average P/B of 1.99. Over the past 12 months, GNCGY's P/B has been as high as 2.05 and as low as 1.28, with a median of 1.62.

Value investors will likely look at more than just these metrics, but the above data helps show that Greencore Group is likely undervalued currently. And when considering the strength of its earnings outlook, GNCGY sticks out at as one of the market's strongest value stocks.

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