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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ:LE)?

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Lands’ End, Inc. (NASDAQ:LE), which is in the online retail business, and is based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQCM. As a small cap stock, hardly covered by any analysts, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity here to buy? Let’s take a look at Lands’ End’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Lands’ End

What’s the opportunity in Lands’ End?

Good news, investors! Lands’ End is still a bargain right now. I’ve used the price-to-earnings ratio in this instance because there’s not enough visibility to forecast its cash flows. The stock’s ratio of 16.69x is currently well-below the industry average of 32.29x, meaning that it is trading at a cheaper price relative to its peers. What’s more interesting is that, Lands’ End’s share price is quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, 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.

Can we expect growth from Lands’ End?

NasdaqCM:LE Past and Future Earnings, March 4th 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 Lands’ End, 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 LE 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 LE, 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 LE for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further 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 Lands’ End. You can find everything you need to know about Lands’ End in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Lands’ End, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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