PEG ratios are not the only buy sign, but they are important, says Monica Walker, co-manager of the Lou Holland Growth fund (LHGFX), which also follows a GARP strategy.
When looking at PEG ratios, investors should keep in mind that earnings growth estimates are just that--estimates.
Lynch, according to Tracy, also seeks companies with PEG ratios
We have a preference for companies with below average price/earnings ratios, below average price to cash flow ratios, below average PEG ratios
(that's price/earnings to growth rate) for their sectors, but not necessarily deep value.
Notice that Red Robin (Nasdaq: RRGB-Free Report) and McDonald's (NYSE: MCD-Free Report) have the highest PEG ratios
, while Jack in The Box (Nasdaq: JACK-Free Report) and Burger King (NYSE: BKW-Free Report) have the lowest PEG ratios
So what are some deceptively attractive PEG ratios
out there right now?
However, despite the stock rally in 2012, there are quite a few stocks that are trading with PEG ratios
far, far lower than 1.
The perfect peg Stocks with PEG ratios
of less than 1 are considered undervalued relative to their EPS growth rates, whereas those with ratios of more than 1 are considered overvalued.
The following 3 companies stood out because they had both stellar value fundamentals, including a low PEG ratio
, and a solid business story, including strong earnings growth.
It is a compelling buying opportunity, when you can pay a PEG ratio
of 1 or below for a good franchise company like First Union.
The PEG ratio
takes the PE ratio one step further by factoring in earnings growth.
The PEG ratio
is calculated by taking the price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio and dividing it by the growth rate.