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Is State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) Potentially Undervalued?

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State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT) saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NYSE, rising to highs of $72.8 and falling to the lows of $64.88. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether State Street's current trading price of $69.96 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at State Street’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What's the opportunity in State Street?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 16% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy State Street today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $83.4, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because State Street’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 State Street?

NYSE:STT Past and Future Earnings, April 19th 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. 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. State Street’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 24%, 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? STT’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on STT, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 State Street. You can find everything you need to know about State Street in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in State Street, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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