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5 Value Stocks To Watch In The Financial Services Sector

5 Value Stocks To Watch In The Financial Services Sector

What is a Value Stock?

A value stock is traditionally defined in terms of how investors in the marketplace are valuing that company’s future growth prospects. Low P/E multiples are good base indicators that the company is undervalued and can most likely be labeled as a value stock.

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

  1. MetLife (NYSE: MET) – P/E: 5.06

  2. Axos Financial (NYSE: AX) – P/E: 8.96

  3. Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ: FMNB) – P/E: 8.67

  4. Essent Gr (NYSE: ESNT) – P/E: 8.88

  5. HBT Financial (NASDAQ: HBT) – P/E: 7.3

MetLife saw a decrease in earnings per share from 1.58 in Q1 to 0.83 now. Most recently, the company reported a dividend yield of 4.71%, which has decreased by 0.4% from last quarter’s yield of 5.11%.

This quarter, Axos Financial experienced a decrease in earnings per share, which was 0.94 in Q3 and is now 0.78. Axos Financial does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

Farmers National Banc saw an increase in earnings per share from 0.34 in Q1 to 0.39 now. The company’s most recent dividend yield sits at 3.59%, which has decreased by 0.4% from 3.99% last quarter.

This quarter, Essent Gr experienced a decrease in earnings per share, which was 1.52 in Q1 and is now 0.15. Its most recent dividend yield is at 1.77%, which has decreased by 0.44% from 2.21% in the previous quarter.

HBT Financial has been featured as a value stock. HBT Financial’s Q2 EPS sits at 0.3, which has not changed since last quarter (Q1). HBT Financial does not have a dividend yield, which investors should be aware of when considering holding onto such a stock.

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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