Is It Time To Consider Buying First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN)?

First Horizon National Corporation (NYSE:FHN), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the mid-cap stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s take a look at First Horizon National’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for First Horizon National

What is First Horizon National worth?

Great news for investors – First Horizon National is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $20.84, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. However, given that First Horizon National’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 another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

What does the future of First Horizon National look like?

NYSE:FHN Past and Future Earnings, April 22nd 2019
NYSE:FHN Past and Future Earnings, April 22nd 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. Although value investors would argue that it’s the intrinsic value relative to the price that matter the most, a more compelling investment thesis would be high growth potential at a cheap price. However, with a negative profit growth of -12% expected over the next couple of years, near-term growth certainly doesn’t appear to be a driver for a buy decision for First Horizon National. This certainty tips the risk-return scale towards higher risk.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although FHN is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to FHN, 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 FHN 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 First Horizon National. You can find everything you need to know about First Horizon National in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in First Horizon National, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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