Is It Time To Consider Buying The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR)?

The Weir Group PLC (LON:WEIR), which is in the machinery business, and is based in United Kingdom, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the LSE, rising to highs of £17.24 and falling to the lows of £13.76. 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 Weir Group’s current trading price of £13.76 reflective of the actual value of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Weir Group’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

Check out our latest analysis for Weir Group

What’s the opportunity in Weir Group?

According to my valuation model, Weir Group seems to be fairly priced at around 5.5% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Weir Group today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth £14.56, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Weir Group’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 Weir Group look like?

LSE:WEIR Past and Future Earnings, August 5th 2019
LSE:WEIR Past and Future Earnings, August 5th 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 more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Weir Group. 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? WEIR’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 track record of its management team. 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 WEIR, 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 Weir Group. You can find everything you need to know about Weir Group in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Weir Group, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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