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When Should You Buy Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN)?

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Today we're going to take a look at the well-established Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN). The company's stock saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NASDAQGS, rising to highs of $14.61 and falling to the lows of $12.42. 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 Huntington Bancshares's current trading price of $13.25 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 Huntington Bancshares’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What's the opportunity in Huntington Bancshares?

Great news for investors – Huntington Bancshares is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $17.96, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because Huntington Bancshares’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company's shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

What does the future of Huntington Bancshares look like?

NasdaqGS:HBAN Past and Future Earnings, September 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. However, with a relatively muted profit growth of 4.8% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Huntington Bancshares, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since HBAN is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on HBAN for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy HBAN. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

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

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