Let's talk about the popular Accenture plc (NYSE:ACN). The company's shares received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NYSE over the last few months, increasing to US$321 at one point, and dropping to the lows of US$260. 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 Accenture's current trading price of US$260 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 Accenture’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
What's The Opportunity In Accenture?
Great news for investors – Accenture is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $393.46, but it is currently trading at US$260 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. What’s more interesting is that, Accenture’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.
What does the future of Accenture look like?
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. With profit expected to grow by 27% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Accenture. 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? Since ACN is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on ACN for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy ACN. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to make a well-informed buy.
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Flawless balance sheet with solid track record and pays a dividend.