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Is It Time To Consider Buying Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE:TPC)?

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While Tutor Perini Corporation (NYSE:TPC) might not be the most widely known stock at the moment, it saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NYSE, rising to highs of US$11.78 and falling to the lows of US$9.11. 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 Tutor Perini's current trading price of US$9.94 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Tutor Perini’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for Tutor Perini

Is Tutor Perini still cheap?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 0.04% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Tutor Perini today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $9.94, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Tutor Perini’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 an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What does the future of Tutor Perini look like?

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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. Tutor Perini's earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? TPC’s optimistic 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 confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on TPC, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which 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.

If you'd like to know more about Tutor Perini as a business, it's important to be aware of any risks it's facing. For instance, we've identified 2 warning signs for Tutor Perini (1 doesn't sit too well with us) you should be familiar with.

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