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Should You Think About Buying Atkore International Group Inc. (NYSE:ATKR) Now?

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Atkore International Group Inc. (NYSE:ATKR), which is in the electrical business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. Less-covered, small caps sees more of an opportunity for mispricing due to the lack of information available to the public, which can be a good thing. So, could the stock still be trading at a low price relative to its actual value? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Atkore International Group’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for Atkore International Group

What is Atkore International Group worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 1.0% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Atkore International Group today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $31.51, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Atkore International Group’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. 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 Atkore International Group?

NYSE:ATKR Past and Future Earnings, October 15th 2019
NYSE:ATKR 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. 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. Atkore International Group’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 48%, 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? ATKR’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 ATKR, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect 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 Atkore International Group. You can find everything you need to know about Atkore International Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Atkore International Group, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

We aim to bring you long-term focused research analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material.

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.