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Should You Buy The Sage Group plc (LSE:SGE) Now?

Will Harmon

The Sage Group plc (LSE:SGE), a software and services company based in United Kingdom, Check out our latest analysis for Sage Group

What's the opportunity in SGE?

My valuation model shows that the stock’s value should be £4.56 but it is currently trading at £7.02 on the share market, meaning that the opportunity to buy SGE at a good price has disappeared! Another thing to keep in mind is that SGE’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.

What does the future of SGE look like?

LSE:SGE Future Profit Sep 14th 17

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 SGE future expectations. SGE’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 64.43%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in SGE’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe SGE 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 SGE 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 SGE, 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 Sage Group. You can find everything you need to know about SGE in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Sage Group, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.