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When Should You Buy New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU)?

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New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (NYSE:EDU) led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s take a look at New Oriental Education & Technology Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for New Oriental Education & Technology Group

Is New Oriental Education & Technology Group still cheap?

Great news for investors – New Oriental Education & Technology Group is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $140.93, but it is currently trading at US$110 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. What’s more interesting is that, New Oriental Education & Technology Group’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. 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.

What does the future of New Oriental Education & Technology Group look like?

NYSE:EDU Past and Future Earnings, September 15th 2019

Future outlook is an important aspect when you’re looking at buying a stock, especially if you are an investor looking for growth in your portfolio. 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 New Oriental Education & Technology Group. 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? Since EDU is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. 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 EDU for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy EDU. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, 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 New Oriental Education & Technology Group. You can find everything you need to know about New Oriental Education & Technology Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in New Oriental Education & Technology Group, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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