The First of Long Island Corporation (NASDAQ:FLIC), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the NasdaqCM, rising to the highs of $31.55 and falling to the lows of $27.7. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether First of Long Island’s current trading price of $28.6 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 First of Long Island’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 First of Long Island
Is First of Long Island still cheap?
According to my valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued by about 58%, trading at $28.6 compared to my intrinsic value of $18.08. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! Another thing to keep in mind is that First of Long Island’s share price is quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.
Can we expect growth from First of Long Island?
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. With profit expected to grow by 39.80% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for First of Long Island. It looks like higher cash flows is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? First of Long Island’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe First of Long Island 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 First of Long Island 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 positive outlook is encouraging for First of Long Island, 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 First of Long Island. You can find everything you need to know about First of Long Island in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in First of Long Island, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.