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At US$62.62, Is Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON) Worth Looking At Closely?

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Sonoco Products Company (NYSE:SON), which is in the packaging business, and is based in United States, led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. 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 Sonoco Products’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Sonoco Products

What is Sonoco Products worth?

According to my valuation model, Sonoco Products seems to be fairly priced at around 12.45% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Sonoco Products today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $55.69, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading.

What kind of growth will Sonoco Products generate?

NYSE:SON Past and Future Earnings, April 15th 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. With profit expected to grow by a double-digit 15% over the next couple of years, the outlook is positive for Sonoco Products. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in SON’s positive outlook, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on SON, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

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

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