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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI)?

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Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI), which is in the luxury business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Hanesbrands’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Hanesbrands

What's the opportunity in Hanesbrands?

Good news, investors! Hanesbrands is still a bargain right now. 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 Hanesbrands’s ratio of 12.32x is below its peer average of 17.48x, which suggests the stock is undervalued compared to the Luxury industry. What’s more interesting is that, Hanesbrands’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

Can we expect growth from Hanesbrands?

NYSE:HBI Past and Future Earnings, April 18th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. Hanesbrands’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? Since HBI is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic 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 undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on HBI for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy HBI. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 Hanesbrands. You can find everything you need to know about Hanesbrands in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Hanesbrands, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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