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At US$4.21, Is It Time To Put Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG) On Your Watch List?

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Washington Prime Group Inc. (NYSE:WPG), which is in the reits business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NYSE, rising to highs of $5.65 and falling to the lows of $3.99. 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 Washington Prime Group's current trading price of $4.21 reflective of the actual value of the small-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Washington Prime Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

Check out our latest analysis for Washington Prime Group

What is Washington Prime Group worth?

Great news for investors – Washington Prime Group is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $6.22, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Another thing to keep in mind is that Washington Prime Group’s share price may be quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

Can we expect growth from Washington Prime Group?

NYSE:WPG Past and Future Earnings, June 12th 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. However, with an extremely negative double-digit change in profit expected over the next couple of years, near-term growth is certainly not a driver of a buy decision. It seems like high uncertainty is on the cards for Washington Prime Group, at least in the near future.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although WPG is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to WPG, 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 WPG 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 Washington Prime Group. You can find everything you need to know about Washington Prime Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Washington Prime 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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