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Should You Buy Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC) At $39.58?

Saundra Reilly

Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC), a it company based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s take a look at Teradata’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists. Check out our latest analysis for Teradata

What’s the opportunity in Teradata?

Teradata appears to be overvalued by 21% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at US$39.58 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $32.64. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Teradata’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. 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 Teradata look like?

NYSE:TDC Future Profit Apr 4th 18

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. Though in the case of Teradata, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting top-line growth of 7.44% in the next few years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? TDC’s future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe TDC 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 tabs on TDC for some time, 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 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 Teradata. You can find everything you need to know about Teradata in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Teradata, 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.