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Should You Buy United Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:UBSI) At $37.4?

James Harlett

United Bankshares Inc (NASDAQ:UBSI), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NasdaqGS over the last few months. 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. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at United Bankshares’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists. See our latest analysis for United Bankshares

Is United Bankshares still cheap?

According to my valuation model, United Bankshares seems to be fairly priced at around 0.90% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy United Bankshares today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $37.74, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because United Bankshares’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

Can we expect growth from United Bankshares?

NasdaqGS:UBSI Future Profit Mar 13th 18

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 grow by 83.17% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for United Bankshares. It looks like higher cash flows is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? UBSI’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on UBSI, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 United Bankshares. You can find everything you need to know about United Bankshares in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in United Bankshares, 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.