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Should You Investigate Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBCI) At US$38.08?

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Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBCI), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGS. 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. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Glacier Bancorp’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Glacier Bancorp

What is Glacier Bancorp worth?

According to my valuation model, Glacier Bancorp seems to be fairly priced at around 16% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Glacier Bancorp today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $45.54, 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 Glacier Bancorp’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 Glacier Bancorp generate?

NasdaqGS:GBCI Past and Future Earnings May 1st 2020
NasdaqGS:GBCI Past and Future Earnings May 1st 2020

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. However, with a relatively muted profit growth of 2.9% expected over the next year, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Glacier Bancorp, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? GBCI’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 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 GBCI, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook 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 Glacier Bancorp. You can find everything you need to know about Glacier Bancorp in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Glacier Bancorp, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

If you spot an error that warrants correction, please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com. This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. Simply Wall St has no position in the stocks mentioned.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Thank you for reading.