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At UK£1.91, Is Marks and Spencer Group plc (LON:MKS) Worth Looking At Closely?

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Marks and Spencer Group plc (LON:MKS), which is in the multiline retail business, and is based in United Kingdom, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the LSE. 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 take a look at Marks and Spencer Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

Check out our latest analysis for Marks and Spencer Group

What is Marks and Spencer Group worth?

Great news for investors – Marks and Spencer Group is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is £2.41, but it is currently trading at UK£1.91 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Marks and Spencer Group’s share price also seems relatively stable compared to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. If you believe the share price should eventually reach its true value, a low beta could suggest it is unlikely to rapidly do so anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range.

Can we expect growth from Marks and Spencer Group?

LSE:MKS Past and Future Earnings, November 8th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Marks and Spencer Group. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since MKS is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on MKS for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy MKS. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

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

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