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At US$164, Is M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB) Worth Looking At Closely?

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Today we're going to take a look at the well-established M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB). The company's stock saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NYSE, rising to highs of $176 and falling to the lows of $153.29. Some share price movements can give investors a better opportunity to enter into the stock, and potentially buy at a lower price. A question to answer is whether M&T Bank's current trading price of $163.78 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at M&T Bank’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What is M&T Bank worth?

Good news, investors! M&T Bank is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $232.19, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. However, given that M&T Bank’s share is fairly volatile (i.e. its price movements are magnified relative to the rest of the market) this could mean the price can sink lower, giving us another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What kind of growth will M&T Bank generate?

NYSE:MTB Past and Future Earnings, May 21st 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. Though in the case of M&T Bank, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -2.4%, 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 MTB 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 MTB, 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 an eye on MTB for a while, 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 M&T Bank. You can find everything you need to know about M&T Bank in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in M&T Bank, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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