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At $3.47, Is Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT) A Buy?

Saundra Reilly

Weatherford International plc (NYSE:WFT), an energy company based in Switzerland, led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s take a look at Weatherford International’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists. Check out our latest analysis for Weatherford International

What is Weatherford International worth?

Weatherford International appears to be overvalued by 52% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at US$3.47 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $2.28. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Weatherford International’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

What does the future of Weatherford International look like?

NYSE:WFT Future Profit Jun 2nd 18

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company’s future expectations. In the upcoming year, Weatherford International’s earnings are expected to increase by 81.06%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in WFT’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe WFT should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on WFT for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for WFT, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Weatherford International. You can find everything you need to know about Weatherford International in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Weatherford International, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.