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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Banca Generali S.p.A. (BIT:BGN)?

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Banca Generali S.p.A. (BIT:BGN), which is in the capital markets business, and is based in Italy, led the BIT gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s examine Banca Generali’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

Check out our latest analysis for Banca Generali

Is Banca Generali still cheap?

The stock is currently trading at €31.04 on the share market, which means it is overvalued by 22% compared to my intrinsic value of €25.42. This means that the opportunity to buy Banca Generali at a good price has disappeared! If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Given that Banca Generali’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 another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What does the future of Banca Generali look like?

BIT:BGN Past and Future Earnings, November 13th 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. Though in the case of Banca Generali, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 1.2%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? BGN’s future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading above its fair value. However, this brings up another question – is now the right time to sell? If you believe BGN 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 BGN 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 positive outlook 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 Banca Generali. You can find everything you need to know about Banca Generali in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Banca Generali, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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