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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying JOST Werke AG (ETR:JST)?

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JOST Werke AG (ETR:JST), which is in the machinery business, and is based in Germany, led the XTRA gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on JOST Werke’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for JOST Werke

What's the opportunity in JOST Werke?

Good news, investors! JOST Werke is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is €44.60, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. What’s more interesting is that, JOST Werke’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. 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 JOST Werke?

XTRA:JST Past and Future Earnings, November 24th 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. 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. Though in the case of JOST Werke, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although JST is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to JST, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on JST for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you dig deeper into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.

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

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