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Should You Think About Buying Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP) Now?

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Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP), which is in the reits business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. With many analysts covering the mid-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? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Lexington Realty Trust’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Lexington Realty Trust

What's the opportunity in Lexington Realty Trust?

Good news, investors! Lexington Realty Trust is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $16.82, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Another thing to keep in mind is that Lexington Realty Trust’s share price may be quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

What does the future of Lexington Realty Trust look like?

NYSE:LXP Past and Future Earnings, November 24th 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. Though in the case of Lexington Realty Trust, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, 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 LXP is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to LXP, 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 LXP for a while, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you dig deeper 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 Lexington Realty Trust. You can find everything you need to know about Lexington Realty Trust in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Lexington Realty Trust, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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