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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL)?

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Ralph Lauren Corporation (NYSE:RL), which is in the luxury business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE 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 Ralph Lauren’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Ralph Lauren

What's the opportunity in Ralph Lauren?

Great news for investors – Ralph Lauren is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $175.74, but it is currently trading at US$117 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Another thing to keep in mind is that Ralph Lauren’s share price may be quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

What does the future of Ralph Lauren look like?

NYSE:RL Past and Future Earnings, June 25th 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. 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. With profit expected to grow by 63% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Ralph Lauren. 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? Since RL is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With a positive 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 capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on RL for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy RL. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, in order to make a well-informed buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Ralph Lauren. You can find everything you need to know about Ralph Lauren in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Ralph Lauren, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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