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Should You Think About Buying Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT) Now?

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Let's talk about the popular Textron Inc. (NYSE:TXT). The company's shares saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. As a large-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, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s examine Textron’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

See our latest analysis for Textron

What's the opportunity in Textron?

Good news, investors! Textron is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $68.51, but it is currently trading at US$50.93 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that Textron’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 does the future of Textron look like?

NYSE:TXT Past and Future Earnings, September 23rd 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. Though in the case of Textron, 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 TXT is currently undervalued, the negative outlook does bring on some uncertainty, which equates to higher risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to TXT, 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 TXT 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 Textron. You can find everything you need to know about Textron in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Textron, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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