Is Now The Time To Look At Buying SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG)?

SL Green Realty Corp. (NYSE:SLG), 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 mid-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine SL Green Realty’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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Is SL Green Realty still cheap?

The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 0.21% above my intrinsic value, which means if you buy SL Green Realty today, you’d be paying a relatively fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $91.33, there’s only an insignificant downside when the price falls to its real value. Is there another opportunity to buy low in the future? Since SL Green Realty’s share price is quite volatile, we could potentially see it sink lower (or rise higher) in the future, giving us another chance to buy. 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.

What kind of growth will SL Green Realty generate?

NYSE:SLG Past and Future Earnings, March 15th 2019
NYSE:SLG Past and Future Earnings, March 15th 2019
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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 SL Green Realty, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, 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? SLG seems fairly priced right now, but given the uncertainty from negative returns in the future, this could be the right time to reduce the risk in your portfolio. Is your current exposure to the stock beneficial for your total portfolio? And is the opportunity cost of holding a negative-outlook stock too high? Before you make a decision on the stock, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on SLG for a while, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The stock appears to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. Furthermore, the negative growth outlook increases the risk of holding the stock. However, there are also other important factors we haven’t considered today, which can help gel your views on SLG should the price fluctuate below its true value.

Price is just the tip of the iceberg. Dig deeper into what truly matters – the fundamentals – before you make a decision on SL Green Realty. You can find everything you need to know about SL Green Realty in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in SL Green Realty, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

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