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Should You Think About Buying Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT) Now?

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Liberty Property Trust (NYSE:LPT), 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. 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. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Liberty Property Trust’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is Liberty Property Trust worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 5.8% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Liberty Property Trust today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $51.33, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Furthermore, Liberty Property Trust’s low beta implies that the stock is less volatile than the wider market.

What kind of growth will Liberty Property Trust generate?

NYSE:LPT Past and Future Earnings, April 19th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. With profit expected to grow by 47% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Liberty Property Trust. 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 LPT’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 an eye on LPT, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook 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 Liberty Property Trust. You can find everything you need to know about Liberty Property Trust in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Liberty Property 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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