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When Should You Buy SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ:SCWX)?

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SecureWorks Corp. (NASDAQ:SCWX), which is in the software business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NASDAQGS, rising to highs of $19.9 and falling to the lows of $12.85. 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 SecureWorks's current trading price of $12.85 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 SecureWorks’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 SecureWorks

Is SecureWorks still cheap?

The stock is currently trading at US$12.85 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 46.77% compared to my intrinsic value of $8.76. This means that the buying opportunity has probably disappeared for now. If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Given that SecureWorks’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 SecureWorks?

NasdaqGS:SCWX Past and Future Earnings, June 26th 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 negative profit growth of -8.3% expected over the next couple of years, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for SecureWorks. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? If you believe SCWX 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. Given the uncertainty from negative growth in the future, this could be the right time to reduce your total portfolio risk. 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 tabs on SCWX for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. Its price has risen beyond its true value, on top of a negative future outlook. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Should the price fall in the future, will you be well-informed enough to buy?

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

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If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned. Thank you for reading.