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Should You Think About Buying Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR) Now?

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Today we’re going to take a look at the well-established Emerson Electric Co. (NYSE:EMR). The company’s stock led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. 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. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Emerson Electric’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Emerson Electric

Is Emerson Electric still cheap?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 9.9% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Emerson Electric today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $74.71, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Emerson Electric’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.

What kind of growth will Emerson Electric generate?

NYSE:EMR Past and Future Earnings, March 8th 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. With profit expected to grow by a double-digit 14% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Emerson Electric. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in EMR’s positive outlook, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. 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 tabs on EMR, 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 further examining 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 Emerson Electric. You can find everything you need to know about Emerson Electric in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Emerson Electric, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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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.