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Today we’re going to take a look at the well-established JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM). The company’s stock saw significant share price movement during recent months on the NYSE, rising to highs of $116.12 and falling to the lows of $104.64. 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 JPMorgan Chase’s current trading price of $113.35 reflective of the actual value of the large-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at JPMorgan Chase’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
Is JPMorgan Chase still cheap?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 2.6% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy JPMorgan Chase today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $116.4, 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 JPMorgan Chase’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.
Can we expect growth from JPMorgan Chase?
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 relatively muted profit growth of 3.8% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for JPMorgan Chase, at least in the short term.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in JPM’s future outlook, 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 JPM, now may not be the most optimal 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 JPMorgan Chase. You can find everything you need to know about JPMorgan Chase in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in JPMorgan Chase, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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