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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE:DRH)?

DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE:DRH), which is in the reits business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the NYSE, rising to the highs of $12.51 and falling to the lows of $11.2. This high level of volatility gives investors the opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at an artificially low price. A question to answer is whether DiamondRock Hospitality’s current trading price of $11.2 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 DiamondRock Hospitality’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 DiamondRock Hospitality

What is DiamondRock Hospitality worth?

According to my valuation model, DiamondRock Hospitality seems to be fairly priced at around 16% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy DiamondRock Hospitality today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $13.35, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that DiamondRock Hospitality’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What does the future of DiamondRock Hospitality look like?

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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. DiamondRock Hospitality’s earnings growth are expected to be in the teens in the upcoming years, indicating a solid future ahead. This should lead to robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in DRH’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 conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on DRH, now may not be the most optimal 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 DiamondRock Hospitality. You can find everything you need to know about DiamondRock Hospitality in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in DiamondRock Hospitality, 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.