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What Is Renishaw plc's (LON:RSW) Share Price Doing?

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Renishaw plc (LON:RSW), which is in the electronic business, and is based in United Kingdom, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the LSE. 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 Renishaw’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What's the opportunity in Renishaw?

According to my valuation model, Renishaw seems to be fairly priced at around 5.3% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Renishaw today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is £43.34, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Furthermore, Renishaw’s low beta implies that the stock is less volatile than the wider market.

What kind of growth will Renishaw generate?

LSE:RSW Past and Future Earnings, June 25th 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. Though in the case of Renishaw, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -7.5%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? RSW seems fairly priced right now, but given the uncertainty from negative returns in the future, this could be the right time to de-risk your portfolio. Is your current exposure to the stock optimal for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on the stock, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on RSW for a while, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The price seems to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. In addition to this, the negative growth outlook increases the risk of holding the stock. However, there are also other important factors we haven’t considered today, which can help crystalize your views on RSW should the price fluctuate below its true value.

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

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