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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE:HUBB)?

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Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE:HUBB), which is in the electrical 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 $129.68 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $114.91. 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 Hubbell's current trading price of $117.41 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 Hubbell’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 Hubbell

What's the opportunity in Hubbell?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 0.73% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Hubbell today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $116.56, then there isn’t really any 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 Hubbell’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.

Can we expect growth from Hubbell?

NYSE:HUBB Past and Future Earnings, May 29th 2019
NYSE:HUBB Past and Future Earnings, May 29th 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. With profit expected to grow by a double-digit 16% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Hubbell. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? HUBB’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, 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 confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on HUBB, 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 further examining 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 Hubbell. You can find everything you need to know about Hubbell in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Hubbell, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

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.