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When Should You Buy Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE:APLE)?

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Apple Hospitality REIT, Inc. (NYSE:APLE), which is in the reits business, and is based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. As a well-established company, which tends to be well-covered by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Apple Hospitality REIT’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Apple Hospitality REIT

Is Apple Hospitality REIT still cheap?

Good news, investors! Apple Hospitality REIT is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $27.12, but it is currently trading at US$16.48 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. What’s more interesting is that, Apple Hospitality REIT’s share price is theoretically quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

What kind of growth will Apple Hospitality REIT generate?

NYSE:APLE Past and Future Earnings, February 28th 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. Though in the case of Apple Hospitality REIT, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -2.3%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although APLE is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to APLE, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on APLE for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.

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

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