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Is It Time To Consider Buying Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG)?

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Let's talk about the popular Conagra Brands, Inc. (NYSE:CAG). The company's shares received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase 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, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Conagra Brands’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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Is Conagra Brands still cheap?

Great news for investors – Conagra Brands is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $53.11, but it is currently trading at US$28.10 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Another thing to keep in mind is that Conagra Brands’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.

Can we expect growth from Conagra Brands?

NYSE:CAG Past and Future Earnings, June 25th 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. 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. Conagra Brands’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 94%, 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 CAG 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 CAG for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy CAG. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed buy.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Conagra Brands. You can find everything you need to know about Conagra Brands in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Conagra Brands, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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