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Why Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:MEI) Could Be Worth Watching

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Methode Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:MEI), which is in the electronic business, and is based in United States, led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. As a small cap stock, which tends to lack high analyst coverage, there is generally more of an opportunity for mispricing as there is less activity to push the stock closer to fair value. Is there still an opportunity here to buy? Let’s examine Methode Electronics’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

Check out our latest analysis for Methode Electronics

What's the opportunity in Methode Electronics?

Good news, investors! Methode Electronics is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $51.07, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. However, given that Methode Electronics’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 Methode Electronics?

NYSE:MEI Past and Future Earnings, October 21st 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. With profit expected to grow by 79% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Methode Electronics. 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? Since MEI is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With a positive 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 financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on MEI for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy MEI. 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 Methode Electronics. You can find everything you need to know about Methode Electronics in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Methode Electronics, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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