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What Does SL Green Realty Corp.'s (NYSE:SLG) Share Price Indicate?

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SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG), which is in the reits business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NYSE over the last few months, increasing to $92.6 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $83.98. 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 SL Green Realty's current trading price of $88.54 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at SL Green Realty’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for SL Green Realty

What is SL Green Realty worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 13% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy SL Green Realty today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $101.89, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because SL Green Realty’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 SL Green Realty generate?

NYSE:SLG Past and Future Earnings, June 10th 2019

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. Though in the case of SL Green Realty, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 2.6%, 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? SLG’s 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 confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on SLG, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook 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 SL Green Realty. You can find everything you need to know about SL Green Realty in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in SL Green Realty, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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