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TIIAY or TLSYY: Which Is the Better Value Stock Right Now?

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Investors with an interest in Diversified Communication Services stocks have likely encountered both Telecom Italia (TIIAY) and Telstra Corp. (TLSYY). But which of these two companies is the best option for those looking for undervalued stocks? Let's take a closer look.

Everyone has their own methods for finding great value opportunities, but our model includes pairing an impressive grade in the Value category of our Style Scores system with a strong Zacks Rank. The Zacks Rank is a proven strategy that targets companies with positive earnings estimate revision trends, while our Style Scores work to grade companies based on specific traits.

Telecom Italia has a Zacks Rank of #2 (Buy), while Telstra Corp. has a Zacks Rank of #3 (Hold) right now. This means that TIIAY's earnings estimate revision activity has been more impressive, so investors should feel comfortable with its improving analyst outlook. But this is only part of the picture for value investors.

Value investors analyze a variety of traditional, tried-and-true metrics to help find companies that they believe are undervalued at their current share price levels.

The Style Score Value grade factors in a variety of key fundamental metrics, including the popular P/E ratio, P/S ratio, earnings yield, cash flow per share, and a number of other key stats that are commonly used by value investors.

TIIAY currently has a forward P/E ratio of 20.38, while TLSYY has a forward P/E of 27.83. We also note that TIIAY has a PEG ratio of 3.11. This popular figure is similar to the widely-used P/E ratio, but the PEG ratio also considers a company's expected EPS growth rate. TLSYY currently has a PEG ratio of 3.31.

Another notable valuation metric for TIIAY is its P/B ratio of 0.23. 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. By comparison, TLSYY has a P/B of 3.

Based on these metrics and many more, TIIAY holds a Value grade of A, while TLSYY has a Value grade of C.

TIIAY is currently sporting an improving earnings outlook, which makes it stick out in our Zacks Rank model. And, based on the above valuation metrics, we feel that TIIAY is likely the superior value option right now.


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