Why Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSE:GWO) Could Be Worth Watching

Let’s talk about the popular Great-West Lifeco Inc. (TSE:GWO). The company’s shares saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the TSX. With many analysts covering the large-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Great-West Lifeco’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is Great-West Lifeco worth?

Great news for investors – Great-West Lifeco is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is CA$51.94, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. Another thing to keep in mind is that Great-West Lifeco’s share price may be quite stable relative to the rest of the market, as indicated by its low beta. This means that if you believe the current share price should move towards its intrinsic value over time, a low beta could suggest it is not likely to reach that level anytime soon, and once it’s there, it may be hard to fall back down into an attractive buying range again.

What does the future of Great-West Lifeco look like?

TSX:GWO Past and Future Earnings, October 19th 2019
TSX:GWO Past and Future Earnings, October 19th 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. Great-West Lifeco’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 21%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since GWO is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to accumulate more of your holdings in the stock. With an optimistic 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 GWO for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its prosperous future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy GWO. 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 Great-West Lifeco. You can find everything you need to know about Great-West Lifeco in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Great-West Lifeco, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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