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At US$49.90, Is It Time To Put Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE:TCO) On Your Watch List?

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Taubman Centers, Inc. (NYSE:TCO), which is in the reits 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 $54.3 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $48.87. 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 Taubman Centers's current trading price of $49.9 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 Taubman Centers’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's the opportunity in Taubman Centers?

According to my valuation model, Taubman Centers seems to be fairly priced at around 10% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Taubman Centers today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $55.46, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. What's more, Taubman Centers’s share price may be more stable over time (relative to the market), as indicated by its low beta.

What kind of growth will Taubman Centers generate?

NYSE:TCO Past and Future Earnings, May 22nd 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. 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 Taubman Centers, 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? TCO 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 beneficial 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 TCO for a while, now may not be the most optimal 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 TCO 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 Taubman Centers. You can find everything you need to know about Taubman Centers in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Taubman Centers, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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