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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN)?

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Knowles Corporation (NYSE:KN), which is in the electronic 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 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 Knowles’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Knowles

Is Knowles still cheap?

Knowles appears to be overvalued by 46.66% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at US$18.45 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $12.58. This means that the buying opportunity has probably disappeared for now. If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Since Knowles’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. 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.

What kind of growth will Knowles generate?

NYSE:KN Past and Future Earnings, April 25th 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. However, with a relatively muted profit growth of 4.8% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Knowles, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? KN’s future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe KN 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. 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 tabs on KN for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the positive outlook means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors 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 Knowles. You can find everything you need to know about Knowles in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Knowles, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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