Why Barrett Business Services (BBSI) Could Be a Top Value Stock Pick

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Value investing is always a very popular strategy, and for good reason. After all, who doesn’t want to find stocks that have low PEs, solid outlooks, and decent dividends?

Fortunately for investors looking for this combination, we have identified a strong candidate which may be an impressive value; Barrett Business Services, Inc. BBSI.

Barrett Business Services in Focus

BBSI may be an interesting play thanks to its forward PE of 15.7, its P/S ratio of 0.5, and its decent dividend yield of 2.1%. These factors suggest that Barrett Business Services is a pretty good value pick, as investors have to pay a relatively low level for each dollar of earnings, and that BBSI has decent revenue metrics to back up its earnings.

Barrett Business Services, Inc. PE Ratio (TTM)

Barrett Business Services, Inc. PE Ratio (TTM)

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But before you think that Barrett Business Services is just

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Smart Money Recently Increased Its Stake in This Bank Stock

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Two prominent investors bought more shares of Investors Bancorp (NASDAQ: ISBC) in the second quarter, a time when a lot of smart money appeared to be negative on the banking sector. Specifically, bank hedge fund EJF Capital and community bank activist investor Lawrence Seidman both significantly increased their stakes.

According to 13F reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, EJF Capital increased its stake in Investors Bancorp from 30,000 shares as of March 31 to 200,000 shares as of June 30, a 566% increase. Seidman is a longtime bank investor who will frequently buy a large stake in a public bank and join its board. Seidman increased his position in the roughly $27 billion asset bank from 45,000 shares to more than 117,000, representing a 160% increase.

Following the smart money is a popular investment strategy. EJF Capital was recently down about 20% on the year, according to The

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Is Barrett Business Services (BBSI) Stock Undervalued Right Now?

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The proven Zacks Rank system focuses on earnings estimates and estimate revisions to find winning stocks. Nevertheless, we know that our readers all have their own perspectives, so we are always looking at the latest trends in value, growth, and momentum to find strong picks.

Of these, value investing is easily one of the most popular ways to find great stocks in any market environment. Value investors use fundamental analysis and traditional valuation metrics to find stocks that they believe are being undervalued by the market at large.

Luckily, Zacks has developed its own Style Scores system in an effort to find stocks with specific traits. Value investors will be interested in the system’s “Value” category. Stocks with both “A” grades in the Value category and high Zacks Ranks are among the strongest value stocks on the market right now.

Barrett Business Services (BBSI) is a stock many investors are

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Bank of America: Buffett Following the Money With BAC Stock

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In a world where the Federal Reserve continues to drop cash from helicopters, Bank of America’s (NYSE:BAC) BAC stock is worth little more than payment processor Paypal (NASDAQ:PYPL).

Bank of America (BAC) logo on top of a retail office building

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As markets opened Aug. 13, Bank of America and its $2.4 trillion of assets was trading at about $26.70, a market cap of $231 billion. Paypal, with $63 billion in assets, was worth $224.5 billion.

How does that happen? As I’ve learned in a 42-year career writing about business, money sitting in a vault is just potential energy. Money that’s causing value to be exchanged is money at work. Processors put money to work. Banks mainly hold it.

But this too, shall pass. When money becomes money again, will you, like Warren Buffett of Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.A, NYSE:BRK.B), want your money in a BAC stock, or a fintech?

Buffett and

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Is DocuSign (DOCU) Stock Outpacing Its Business Services Peers This Year?

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Investors interested in Business Services stocks should always be looking to find the best-performing companies in the group. Is DocuSign (DOCU) one of those stocks right now? By taking a look at the stock’s year-to-date performance in comparison to its Business Services peers, we might be able to answer that question.

DocuSign is one of 194 individual stocks in the Business Services sector. Collectively, these companies sit at #4 in the Zacks Sector Rank. The Zacks Sector Rank considers 16 different groups, measuring the average Zacks Rank of the individual stocks within the sector to gauge the strength of each group.

The Zacks Rank is a proven model that highlights a variety of stocks with the right characteristics to outperform the market over the next one to three months. The system emphasizes earnings estimate revisions and favors companies with improving earnings outlooks. DOCU is currently sporting a Zacks Rank of

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MONETA Money Bank a.s. Stock Price (MONET)

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Dumb Money Making Smart Stock Picks in Yearlong Robinhood Rally

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(Bloomberg) — One unexpected casualty of the 2020 market will be the popular notion that the pros have it over the amateurs when it comes to choosing stocks.

Top holdings by traders on the Robinhood retail app since the start of the year are up more than 1% on average, compared with a decline of 7% for the typical S&P 500 constituent. An analysis by Bespoke Investment Group shows that stocks usually attract a following on the platform after they suffer big drops, suggesting its newbie day-traders are succeeding at investing’s hardest task: Buying low and selling high.

“While commission-free, low-dollar traders are often viewed as a group who tend to do the opposite of the right thing (to be a little more derisive, ‘dumb money’), the Robinhood data actually suggests the opposite,” George Pearkes, a macro strategist at Bespoke, wrote in a report.

By now, the story is well

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4 Reasons Why Helen of Troy Appears to be a Lucrative Stock

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While the outbreak of COVID-19 has crumbled several businesses, many companies in the consumer staples space appear to be on firm grounds. One such consumer staple player benefiting from such trends is Helen of Troy Limited HELE, with its shares up as much as 40.6% in the past three months compared with the industry’s growth of 18.7%. The company’s Health and Home segment has been benefiting from consumers’ rising demand due to the pandemic.

In fact, this was witnessed in the company’s recently reported first-quarter fiscal 2021 results, wherein both top and bottom lines increased year over year and beat the Zacks Consensus Estimate.

Apart from the rising COVID-19-induced demand, Helen of Troy has been gaining from its robust strategic endeavors. Notably, the Zacks Consensus Estimate for fiscal 2021 earnings has gone up 14.2% in the past seven days to $9.73. Let’s delve deeper into the factors working well for

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