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Should You Think About Buying QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) Now?

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QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NASDAQGM over the last few months. As a stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on QCR Holdings’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for QCR Holdings

What's the opportunity in QCR Holdings?

Good news, investors! QCR Holdings is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $53.39, but it is currently trading at US$41.42 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Another thing to keep in mind is that QCR Holdings’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 kind of growth will QCR Holdings generate?

NasdaqGM:QCRH Past and Future Earnings, October 30th 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 QCR Holdings, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 6.0%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since QCRH is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

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

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