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Is Textainer Group (TGH) Stock Undervalued Right Now?

Here at Zacks, our focus is on the proven Zacks Rank system, which emphasizes earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find great stocks. Neverthe...

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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.

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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 rely on traditional forms of analysis on key valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are undervalued, leaving room for profits.

Zacks has developed the innovative Style Scores system to highlight stocks with specific traits. For example, value investors will be interested in stocks with great grades in the "Value" category. When paired with a high Zacks Rank, "A" grades in the Value category are among the strongest value stocks on the market today.

One stock to keep an eye on is Textainer Group (TGH). TGH is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), as well as an A grade for Value. The stock holds a P/E ratio of 7.25, while its industry has an average P/E of 15.18. TGH's Forward P/E has been as high as 10.75 and as low as 5.51, with a median of 6.95, all within the past year.

Investors should also recognize that TGH has a P/B ratio of 1.32. Investors use the P/B ratio to look at a stock's market value versus its book value, which is defined as total assets minus total liabilities. TGH's current P/B looks attractive when compared to its industry's average P/B of 1.66. Over the past 12 months, TGH's P/B has been as high as 1.37 and as low as 0.63, with a median of 1.04.

Finally, we should also recognize that TGH has a P/CF ratio of 3.74. This data point considers a firm's operating cash flow and is frequently used to find companies that are undervalued when considering their solid cash outlook. This company's current P/CF looks solid when compared to its industry's average P/CF of 10.59. Over the past 52 weeks, TGH's P/CF has been as high as 4.27 and as low as 2.17, with a median of 3.27.

These figures are just a handful of the metrics value investors tend to look at, but they help show that Textainer Group is likely being undervalued right now. Considering this, as well as the strength of its earnings outlook, TGH feels like a great value stock at the moment.



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