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At US$59.09, Is It Time To Put EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO) On Your Watch List?

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EnPro Industries, Inc. (NYSE:NPO), which is in the machinery 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 $74.9 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $59.09. 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 EnPro Industries's current trading price of $59.09 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 EnPro Industries’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

View our latest analysis for EnPro Industries

What's the opportunity in EnPro Industries?

Good news, investors! EnPro Industries is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $75.03, but it is currently trading at US$59.09 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. However, given that EnPro Industries’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 another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

Can we expect growth from EnPro Industries?

NYSE:NPO Past and Future Earnings, May 29th 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. In EnPro Industries’s case, its earnings over the next year are expected to double, indicating an incredibly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since NPO is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on NPO for a while, now might be the time to make a leap. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy NPO. 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 buy.

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

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