At US$19.01, Is Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) Worth Looking At Closely?

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Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT), which is in the reits business, and is based in United States, saw a decent share price growth in the teens level on the NYSE over the last few months. As a stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, what if the stock is still a bargain? Let’s examine Hersha Hospitality Trust’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

See our latest analysis for Hersha Hospitality Trust

What’s the opportunity in Hersha Hospitality Trust?

Good news, investors! Hersha Hospitality Trust is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $25.2, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. What’s more interesting is that, Hersha Hospitality Trust’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

Can we expect growth from Hersha Hospitality Trust?

NYSE:HT Past and Future Earnings, May 7th 2019
NYSE:HT Past and Future Earnings, May 7th 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. Though in the case of Hersha Hospitality Trust, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -2.0%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Although HT is currently undervalued, the negative outlook does bring on some uncertainty, which equates to higher risk. Consider whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to HT, 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 an eye on HT for a while, 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 Hersha Hospitality Trust. You can find everything you need to know about Hersha Hospitality Trust in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Hersha Hospitality Trust, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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