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Is It Time To Consider Buying Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD)?

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Expeditors International of Washington, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXPD) saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NASDAQGS, rising to highs of $78.71 and falling to the lows of $69.59. 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 Expeditors International of Washington's current trading price of $71.6 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Expeditors International of Washington’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What's the opportunity in Expeditors International of Washington?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 11.03% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Expeditors International of Washington today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $64.49, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. What's more, Expeditors International of Washington’s share price may be more stable over time (relative to the market), as indicated by its low beta.

What does the future of Expeditors International of Washington look like?

NasdaqGS:EXPD Past and Future Earnings, August 14th 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. However, with a relatively muted profit growth of 9.1% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Expeditors International of Washington, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? EXPD’s future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on EXPD, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 Expeditors International of Washington. You can find everything you need to know about Expeditors International of Washington in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Expeditors International of Washington, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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