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At US$45.80, Is Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT) Worth Looking At Closely?

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Cabot Corporation (NYSE:CBT), which is in the chemicals business, and is based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s take a look at Cabot’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is Cabot worth?

Great news for investors – Cabot is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $58.61, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because Cabot’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.

Can we expect growth from Cabot?

NYSE:CBT Past and Future Earnings, July 16th 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. Though in the case of Cabot, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 5.7%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for the company, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since CBT is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. 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 CBT for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy CBT. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, 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 Cabot. You can find everything you need to know about Cabot in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Cabot, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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