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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC)?

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Flushing Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FFIC), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NASDAQGS over the last few months, increasing to $23.31 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $21.03. 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 Flushing Financial's current trading price of $21.03 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 Flushing Financial’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 Flushing Financial

What is Flushing Financial worth?

The stock is currently trading at US$21.03 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 40.91% compared to my intrinsic value of $14.92. This means that the buying opportunity has probably disappeared for now. Another thing to keep in mind is that Flushing Financial’s share price is quite stable relative to the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

Can we expect growth from Flushing Financial?

NasdaqGS:FFIC Past and Future Earnings, June 3rd 2019

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. Though in the case of Flushing Financial, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -5.9%, 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? If you believe FFIC should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. Given the uncertainty from negative growth in the future, this could be the right time to de-risk your portfolio. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on FFIC for a while, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. Its price has risen beyond its true value, on top of a negative future outlook. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Should the price fall in the future, will you be well-informed enough to buy?

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

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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. Thank you for reading.