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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL)?

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Foot Locker, Inc. (NYSE:FL), which is in the specialty retail 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 $64.45 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $39.35. 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 Foot Locker's current trading price of $42.27 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 Foot Locker’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

Check out our latest analysis for Foot Locker

Is Foot Locker still cheap?

Good news, investors! Foot Locker is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $67.16, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Foot Locker’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. If you believe the share price should eventually reach its true value, a low beta could suggest it is unlikely to rapidly do so anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range.

What does the future of Foot Locker look like?

NYSE:FL Past and Future Earnings, June 23rd 2019

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. However, with a relatively muted profit growth of 8.7% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Foot Locker, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since FL is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on FL for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy FL. 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 Foot Locker. You can find everything you need to know about Foot Locker in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Foot Locker, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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