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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI)?

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Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI), which is in the medical equipment business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NASDAQGS over the last few months. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s take a look at Masimo’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Masimo

Is Masimo still cheap?

According to my valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued by about 49.13%, trading at US$155 compared to my intrinsic value of $103.63. This means that the opportunity to buy Masimo at a good price has disappeared! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Masimo’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.

Can we expect growth from Masimo?

NasdaqGS:MASI Past and Future Earnings, July 23rd 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. Masimo’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 30%, 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? MASI’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe MASI 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 an eye on MASI for a while, 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 is encouraging for MASI, which 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 Masimo. You can find everything you need to know about Masimo in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Masimo, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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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.