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Should You Think About Buying Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR) Now?

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Coherent, Inc. (NASDAQ:COHR), which is in the electronic business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NASDAQGS 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. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Coherent’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

View our latest analysis for Coherent

What’s the opportunity in Coherent?

Good news, investors! Coherent is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $223.9, 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 Coherent’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.

What does the future of Coherent look like?

NasdaqGS:COHR Past and Future Earnings, March 15th 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. Though in the case of Coherent, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the upcoming, 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? Although COHR is currently undervalued, the negative outlook does bring on some uncertainty, which equates to higher risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to COHR, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on COHR for a while, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.

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

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