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Is It Too Late To Consider Buying Marcus & Millichap, Inc. (NYSE:MMI)?

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Marcus & Millichap, Inc. (NYSE:MMI), which is in the real estate business, and is based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. 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 examine Marcus & Millichap’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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Is Marcus & Millichap still cheap?

Marcus & Millichap appears to be overvalued by 45.19% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at US$38.62 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $26.6. This means that the buying opportunity has probably disappeared for now. If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Since Marcus & Millichap’s share price is quite volatile, this could mean it can sink lower (or rise even further) in the future, giving us another chance to invest. 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 Marcus & Millichap?

NYSE:MMI Past and Future Earnings, March 1st 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. However, with a relatively muted profit growth of 1.9% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Marcus & Millichap, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? MMI’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 MMI 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 MMI 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 Marcus & Millichap. You can find everything you need to know about Marcus & Millichap in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Marcus & Millichap, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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