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At US$45.53, Is Sensata Technologies Holding plc (NYSE:ST) Worth Looking At Closely?

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Sensata Technologies Holding plc (NYSE:ST), which is in the electrical business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NYSE over the last few months, increasing to $51.79 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $42.69. 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 Sensata Technologies Holding's current trading price of $45.53 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Sensata Technologies Holding’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 Sensata Technologies Holding

Is Sensata Technologies Holding still cheap?

According to my valuation model, Sensata Technologies Holding seems to be fairly priced at around 3.9% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Sensata Technologies Holding today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $47.4, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Sensata Technologies Holding’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 an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What does the future of Sensata Technologies Holding look like?

NYSE:ST Past and Future Earnings, June 18th 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 Sensata Technologies Holding, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the upcoming, 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? ST seems fairly priced right now, but given the uncertainty from negative returns in the future, this could be the right time to de-risk your portfolio. Is your current exposure to the stock optimal for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on the stock, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on ST for a while, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The stock appears to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. Furthermore, the negative growth outlook increases the risk of holding the stock. However, there are also other important factors we haven’t considered today, which can help gel your views on ST should the price fluctuate below its true value.

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

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