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Is It Time To Buy Loxo Oncology Inc (LOXO)?

Alvin Rowe

Loxo Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:LOXO), a pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and life sciences company based in United States, View our latest analysis for Loxo Oncology

What's the opportunity in LOXO?

Great news for investors – LOXO is still trading at a fairly cheap price. I’ve used the price-to-book ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows, and its earnings doesn’t seem to reflect its true value. The stock’s ratio of 4.9x is currently well-below the industry average of 7.4x, meaning that it is trading at a cheaper price relative to its peers. However, given that LOXO’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 LOXO look like?

NasdaqGM:LOXO Future Profit Sep 14th 17

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. LOXO’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 97.11%, 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? Since LOXO is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on LOXO for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy LOXO. 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 Loxo Oncology. You can find everything you need to know about LOXO in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Loxo Oncology, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


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The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.