Is Now An Opportune Moment To Examine Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI)?

Primerica, Inc. (NYSE:PRI), which is in the insurance business, and is based in United States, saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NYSE, rising to highs of $131.56 and falling to the lows of $114.86. 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 Primerica’s current trading price of $117.24 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 Primerica’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What is Primerica worth?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 1.98% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Primerica today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $114.97, then there isn’t really any room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Primerica’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 Primerica generate?

NYSE:PRI Past and Future Earnings, August 5th 2019
NYSE:PRI 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. Though in the case of Primerica, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 6.0%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for Primerica, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? PRI’s 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 PRI, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook means it’s worth diving deeper into 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 Primerica. You can find everything you need to know about Primerica in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Primerica, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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