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Should You Investigate CoreLogic, Inc. (NYSE:CLGX) At US$36.56?

Brandie Wetzel

CoreLogic, Inc. (NYSE:CLGX), which is in the it business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine CoreLogic’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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What is CoreLogic worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 7.2% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy CoreLogic today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $39.4, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Furthermore, CoreLogic’s low beta implies that the stock is less volatile than the wider market.

Can we expect growth from CoreLogic?

NYSE:CLGX Future Profit January 22nd 19

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 CoreLogic, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -2.9%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Currently, CLGX appears to be trading around its fair value, but given the uncertainty from negative returns in the future, this could be the right time to de-risk your portfolio. Is your current exposure to the stock optimal for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on the stock, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on CLGX for a while, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The price seems to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. Furthermore, the negative growth outlook increases the risk of holding the stock. However, there are also other important factors we haven’t considered today, which can help crystalize your views on CLGX should the price fluctuate below its true value.

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

To help readers see past 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. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.