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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY)?

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Berry Global Group, Inc. (NYSE:BERY), which is in the packaging 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 US$48.75 at one point, and dropping to the lows of US$34.95. 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 Berry Global Group's current trading price of US$34.95 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 Berry Global Group’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 Berry Global Group

What is Berry Global Group worth?

Great news for investors – Berry Global Group is still trading at a fairly cheap price according to my price multiple model, where I compare the company's price-to-earnings ratio to the industry average. In this instance, I’ve used the price-to-earnings (PE) ratio given that there is not enough information to reliably forecast the stock’s cash flows. I find that Berry Global Group’s ratio of 12.67x is below its peer average of 18.34x, which indicates the stock is trading at a lower price compared to the Packaging industry. What’s more interesting is that, Berry Global Group’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

What kind of growth will Berry Global Group generate?

NYSE:BERY Past and Future Earnings, March 7th 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. Berry Global Group’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 85%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since BERY is currently trading below the industry PE ratio, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive profit outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current price multiple.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on BERY for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its buoyant future profit outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy BERY. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Berry Global Group. You can find everything you need to know about Berry Global Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Berry Global 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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