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Is There Now An Opportunity In The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT)?

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The Hackett Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HCKT), which is in the it business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NASDAQGS, rising to highs of $17.3 and falling to the lows of $15.68. 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 Hackett Group's current trading price of $16.16 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 Hackett Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

View our latest analysis for Hackett Group

What is Hackett Group worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 3.2% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Hackett Group today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $16.7, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. In addition to this, Hackett Group has a low beta, which suggests its share price is less volatile than the wider market.

What does the future of Hackett Group look like?

NasdaqGS:HCKT Past and Future Earnings, September 9th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. With profit expected to grow by 30% over the next year, the near-term future seems bright for Hackett Group. 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? It seems like the market has already priced in HCKT’s positive outlook, 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 an eye on HCKT, 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 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 Hackett Group. You can find everything you need to know about Hackett Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Hackett Group, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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