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Is It Time To Consider Buying Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU)?

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Micron Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:MU) saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGS. 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. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Micron Technology’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

View our latest analysis for Micron Technology

What is Micron Technology worth?

Good news, investors! Micron Technology is still a bargain right now. 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 4.87x is currently well-below the industry average of 26.72x, meaning that it is trading at a cheaper price relative to its peers. What’s more interesting is that, Micron Technology’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

What kind of growth will Micron Technology generate?

NasdaqGS:MU Past and Future Earnings, August 17th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. Micron Technology’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 25%, 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 MU is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With a positive 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 MU for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy MU. 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 Micron Technology. You can find everything you need to know about Micron Technology in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Micron Technology, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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