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When Should You Buy Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DY)?

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Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DY), which is in the construction business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NYSE, rising to highs of US$54.36 and falling to the lows of US$45.13. 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 Dycom Industries's current trading price of US$45.13 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 Dycom Industries’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for Dycom Industries

What's the opportunity in Dycom Industries?

According to my valuation model, Dycom Industries seems to be fairly priced at around 17% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Dycom Industries today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $54.16, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Dycom Industries’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. 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.

Can we expect growth from Dycom Industries?

NYSE:DY Past and Future Earnings, January 12th 2020

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Dycom Industries. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? DY’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on DY, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 Dycom Industries. You can find everything you need to know about Dycom Industries in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Dycom Industries, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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