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Should You Think About Buying TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS) Now?

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TESSCO Technologies Incorporated (NASDAQ:TESS), which is in the communications business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NASDAQGS over the last few months, increasing to US$19.06 at one point, and dropping to the lows of US$13.51. 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 TESSCO Technologies's current trading price of US$14.66 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 TESSCO Technologies’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

Check out our latest analysis for TESSCO Technologies

What's the opportunity in TESSCO Technologies?

According to my relative valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued. I’ve used the price-to-earnings ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 65.44x is currently well-above the industry average of 30.33x, meaning that it is trading at a more expensive price relative to its peers. But, is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Given that TESSCO Technologies’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will TESSCO Technologies generate?

NasdaqGS:TESS Past and Future Earnings, October 2nd 2019

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. 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. In the upcoming year, TESSCO Technologies’s earnings are expected to increase by 54%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? TESS’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe TESS 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 an eye on TESS for a while, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its industry peers, which means it is likely that there is no more upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for TESS, 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 TESSCO Technologies. You can find everything you need to know about TESSCO Technologies in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in TESSCO Technologies, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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