At US$265, Is Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) Worth Looking At Closely?

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HII) saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. As a large-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Huntington Ingalls Industries’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What’s the opportunity in Huntington Ingalls Industries?

Great news for investors – Huntington Ingalls Industries is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $366.59, 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 Huntington Ingalls Industries’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.

What does the future of Huntington Ingalls Industries look like?

NYSE:HII Past and Future Earnings, February 5th 2020
NYSE:HII Past and Future Earnings, February 5th 2020

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. Though in the case of Huntington Ingalls Industries, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -2.1%, 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? Although HII is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to HII, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on HII for some time, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on Huntington Ingalls Industries. You can find everything you need to know about Huntington Ingalls Industries in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Huntington Ingalls 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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