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When Should You Buy International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT)?

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International Game Technology PLC (NYSE:IGT), which is in the hospitality business, and is based in United Kingdom, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NYSE over the last few months, increasing to $14.13 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $11.77. 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 International Game Technology's current trading price of $11.77 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at International Game Technology’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 International Game Technology

Is International Game Technology still cheap?

Good news, investors! International Game Technology is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $16.94, but it is currently trading at US$11.77 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that International Game Technology’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 International Game Technology?

NYSE:IGT Past and Future Earnings, August 15th 2019

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. However, with a relatively muted revenue growth of 3.8% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for International Game Technology, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since IGT 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 IGT 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 IGT. 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 International Game Technology. You can find everything you need to know about International Game Technology in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in International Game Technology, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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