Should You Think About Buying Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) Now?

Parker-Hannifin Corporation (NYSE:PH) received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NYSE over the last few months, increasing to $185.4 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $141.11. 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 Parker-Hannifin’s current trading price of $151.33 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 Parker-Hannifin’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 Parker-Hannifin worth?

According to my valuation model, Parker-Hannifin seems to be fairly priced at around 1.9% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Parker-Hannifin today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $154.23, then there isn’t much 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 Parker-Hannifin’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.

Can we expect growth from Parker-Hannifin?

NYSE:PH Future Profit January 7th 19
NYSE:PH Future Profit January 7th 19
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. Parker-Hannifin’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 45%, 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? PH’s optimistic 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 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 PH, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining 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 Parker-Hannifin. You can find everything you need to know about Parker-Hannifin in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Parker-Hannifin, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

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