Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE:HUBB), might not be a large cap stock, but it saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. As a mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Hubbell’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
What’s the opportunity in Hubbell?
According to my valuation model, Hubbell seems to be fairly priced at around 10.42% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Hubbell today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $131.24, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Hubbell’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 an opportunity to buy later on. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.
What kind of growth will Hubbell generate?
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 23% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Hubbell. 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? HUBB’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, 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 an eye on HUBB, 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.
If you’d like to know more about Hubbell as a business, it’s important to be aware of any risks it’s facing. While conducting our analysis, we found that Hubbell has 1 warning sign and it would be unwise to ignore this.
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