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Is It Too Late To Buy Carolina Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CARO)?

Lester Strauss

Carolina Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CARO), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, had a relatively subdued couple of weeks in terms of changes in share price, which continued to float around the range of $38.16 to $41.9. However, is this the true valuation level of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Carolina Financial’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change. Check out our latest analysis for Carolina Financial

Is Carolina Financial still cheap?

According to my valuation model, the stock is currently overvalued by about 73%, trading at US$39.55 compared to my intrinsic value of $22.86. Not the best news for investors looking to buy! In addition to this, it seems like Carolina Financial’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to fall back down to an attractive buying range, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

What does the future of Carolina Financial look like?

NasdaqCM:CARO Future Profit May 1st 18

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. 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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Carolina Financial. It looks like higher cash flows is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in CARO’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe CARO should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on CARO for some time, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for CARO, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors 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 Carolina Financial. You can find everything you need to know about Carolina Financial in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Carolina Financial, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.


To help readers see pass the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned.