Legrand SA (EPA:LR) received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the ENXTPA over the last few months, increasing to €65.8 at one point, and dropping to the lows of €59.46. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether Legrand's current trading price of €65.12 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Legrand’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
Is Legrand still cheap?
According to my valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued by about 45.23%, trading at €65.12 compared to my intrinsic value of €44.84. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! Furthermore, Legrand’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. If you believe the share price should eventually reach its true value, a low beta could suggest it is unlikely to rapidly do so anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range.
What does the future of Legrand look like?
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. Legrand’s earnings growth are expected to be in the teens in the upcoming years, indicating a solid future ahead. This should lead to 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 LR’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 LR 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 an eye on LR for a while, 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 optimistic prospect is encouraging for LR, 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 Legrand. You can find everything you need to know about Legrand in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Legrand, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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