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Should You Think About Buying Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN) Now?

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Let's talk about the popular Eastman Chemical Company (NYSE:EMN). The company's shares saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Eastman Chemical’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Eastman Chemical

Is Eastman Chemical still cheap?

Good news, investors! Eastman Chemical is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $124.15, but it is currently trading at US$75.30 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that Eastman Chemical’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will Eastman Chemical generate?

NYSE:EMN Past and Future Earnings, July 12th 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. Eastman Chemical’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 25%, 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? Since EMN is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on EMN for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy EMN. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 Eastman Chemical. You can find everything you need to know about Eastman Chemical in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Eastman Chemical, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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