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At US$164, Is Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) Worth Looking At Closely?

Let’s talk about the popular Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH). The company’s shares saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Parker-Hannifin’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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Is Parker-Hannifin still cheap?

According to my valuation model, Parker-Hannifin seems to be fairly priced at around 2.21% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Parker-Hannifin today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $160.01, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Parker-Hannifin’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

What kind of growth will Parker-Hannifin generate?

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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. Parker-Hannifin’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 45%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in PH’s positive outlook, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on PH, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, 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 Parker-Hannifin. You can find everything you need to know about Parker-Hannifin in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Parker-Hannifin, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.