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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP)?

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Columbia Property Trust, Inc. (NYSE:CXP), which is in the reits business, and is based in United States, maintained its current share price over the past couple of month on the NYSE, with a relatively tight range of $21.35 to $23.05. However, does this price actually reflect the true value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Columbia Property Trust’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 Columbia Property Trust

What is Columbia Property Trust worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 13% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Columbia Property Trust today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $24.61, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. What's more, Columbia Property Trust’s share price may be more stable over time (relative to the market), as indicated by its low beta.

Can we expect growth from Columbia Property Trust?

NYSE:CXP Past and Future Earnings, May 31st 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. Columbia Property Trust’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? It seems like the market has already priced in CXP’s positive outlook, 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 conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on CXP, now may not be the most advantageous 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.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Columbia Property Trust. You can find everything you need to know about Columbia Property Trust in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Columbia Property Trust, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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