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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBCI)?

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Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBCI), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGS. As a mid-cap 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? Let’s examine Glacier Bancorp’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

See our latest analysis for Glacier Bancorp

What is Glacier Bancorp worth?

According to my valuation model, Glacier Bancorp seems to be fairly priced at around 2.9% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Glacier Bancorp today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $43.77, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since Glacier Bancorp’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. 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.

Can we expect growth from Glacier Bancorp?

NasdaqGS:GBCI Past and Future Earnings, April 30th 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. 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 Glacier Bancorp, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 9.2%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for Glacier Bancorp, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in GBCI’s future 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 confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on GBCI, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook means it’s worth further examining 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 Glacier Bancorp. You can find everything you need to know about Glacier Bancorp in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Glacier Bancorp, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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