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Should You Think About Buying Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP) Now?

Simply Wall St

Neenah, Inc. (NYSE:NP), which is in the forestry business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NYSE over the last few months, increasing to US$74.08 at one point, and dropping to the lows of US$61.99. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether Neenah's current trading price of US$61.99 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Neenah’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

View our latest analysis for Neenah

Is Neenah still cheap?

Neenah appears to be overvalued by 23% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at US$61.99 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $50.55. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Neenah’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. 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 does the future of Neenah look like?

NYSE:NP Past and Future Earnings, February 26th 2020

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. With profit expected to grow by a double-digit 18% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Neenah. 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? NP’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe NP should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on NP for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for NP, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors 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 Neenah. You can find everything you need to know about Neenah in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Neenah, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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