When Should You Buy Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI)?

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Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI), which is in the electronic business, and is based in United States, saw a double-digit share price rise of over 10% in the past couple of months on the NASDAQGS. 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. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine Itron’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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What is Itron worth?

Good news, investors! Itron is still a bargain right now. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $82.47, 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, Itron’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 Itron look like?

NasdaqGS:ITRI Past and Future Earnings, May 6th 2019
NasdaqGS:ITRI Past and Future Earnings, May 6th 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. However, with a relatively muted revenue growth of 7.0% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Itron, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Even though growth is relatively muted, since ITRI is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. 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 ITRI for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy ITRI. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, in order to make a well-informed buy.

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

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