Is There Now An Opportunity In Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG)?

Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG), which is in the machinery business, and is based in United States, received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NYSE over the last few months, increasing to $51.46 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $44.13. 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 Graco’s current trading price of $46.4 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 Graco’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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Is Graco still cheap?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 9.77% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Graco today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $42.27, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. Furthermore, Graco’s low beta implies that the stock is less volatile than the wider market.

What does the future of Graco look like?

NYSE:GGG Past and Future Earnings, September 9th 2019
NYSE:GGG Past and Future Earnings, September 9th 2019

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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 Graco, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 1.3%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for Graco, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in GGG’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 financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on GGG, 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 Graco. You can find everything you need to know about Graco in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Graco, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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