Ferro Corporation (NYSE:FOE), which is in the chemicals business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NYSE, rising to highs of $23.82 and falling to the lows of $15.87. 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 Ferro’s current trading price of $16.4 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 Ferro’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
Is Ferro still cheap?
According to my valuation model, Ferro seems to be fairly priced at around 8.0% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Ferro today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $17.82, 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 Ferro’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.
What kind of growth will Ferro generate?
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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 Ferro. 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? FOE’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 financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on FOE, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth diving deeper into 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 Ferro. You can find everything you need to know about Ferro in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Ferro, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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