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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Franklin Financial Network, Inc. (NYSE:FSB)?

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Franklin Financial Network, Inc. (NYSE:FSB), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. As a stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Franklin Financial Network’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

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Is Franklin Financial Network still cheap?

According to my valuation model, Franklin Financial Network seems to be fairly priced at around 18% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Franklin Financial Network today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $42.18, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Franklin Financial Network’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. 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.

Can we expect growth from Franklin Financial Network?

NYSE:FSB Past and Future Earnings, December 9th 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. Franklin Financial Network’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 95%, 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? It seems like the market has already priced in FSB’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 FSB, 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 Franklin Financial Network. You can find everything you need to know about Franklin Financial Network in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Franklin Financial Network, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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