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Is It Time To Consider Buying Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX)?

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Quanex Building Products Corporation (NYSE:NX), which is in the building business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. As a 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? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Quanex Building Products’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is Quanex Building Products worth?

Good news, investors! Quanex Building Products is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $22.61, but it is currently trading at US$16.60 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. What’s more interesting is that, Quanex Building Products’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 Quanex Building Products generate?

NYSE:NX Past and Future Earnings, April 26th 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. In the upcoming year, Quanex Building Products’s earnings are expected to increase by 59%, 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 NX is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of 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 NX 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 NX. 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 Quanex Building Products. You can find everything you need to know about Quanex Building Products in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Quanex Building Products, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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