When Should You Buy Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE)?

Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE), which is in the packaging business, and is based in United States, saw a significant share price rise of over 20% 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, what if the stock is still a bargain? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Sealed Air’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

See our latest analysis for Sealed Air

Is Sealed Air still cheap?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 12.51% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Sealed Air today, you’d be paying a relatively reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $38.77, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Sealed Air’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.

What does the future of Sealed Air look like?

NYSE:SEE Past and Future Earnings, March 1st 2019
NYSE:SEE Past and Future Earnings, March 1st 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. With profit expected to more than double over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Sealed Air. It looks like higher cash flow is on the cards for the stock, which should feed into a higher share valuation.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in SEE’s positive 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 tabs on SEE, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which 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 Sealed Air. You can find everything you need to know about Sealed Air in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Sealed Air, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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