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Is Now The Time To Look At Buying TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA)?

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TEGNA Inc. (NYSE:TGNA), which is in the media 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, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine TEGNA’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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Is TEGNA still cheap?

Great news for investors – TEGNA is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $29.55, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because TEGNA’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company's shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

Can we expect growth from TEGNA?

NYSE:TGNA Past and Future Earnings, October 15th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. However, with a relatively muted profit growth of 9.6% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for TEGNA, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since TGNA is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. 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 TGNA for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy TGNA. 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 investment decision.

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

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