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When Should You Buy America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRMT)?

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America's Car-Mart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRMT), which is in the specialty retail business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NASDAQGS, rising to highs of $101.89 and falling to the lows of $83.9. 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 America's Car-Mart's current trading price of $85.84 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at America's Car-Mart’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

View our latest analysis for America's Car-Mart

What's the opportunity in America's Car-Mart?

The stock is currently trading at US$85.84 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 20.7% compared to my intrinsic value of $71.12. This means that the opportunity to buy America's Car-Mart at a good price has disappeared! If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Given that America's Car-Mart’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

Can we expect growth from America's Car-Mart?

NasdaqGS:CRMT Past and Future Earnings, July 2nd 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. America's Car-Mart’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 CRMT’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe CRMT 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 CRMT 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 optimistic prospect is encouraging for CRMT, 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 America's Car-Mart. You can find everything you need to know about America's Car-Mart in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in America's Car-Mart, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned. Thank you for reading.