Should You Think About Buying Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) Now?

Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA), 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. 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. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Zebra Technologies’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

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Is Zebra Technologies still cheap?

According to my valuation model, Zebra Technologies seems to be fairly priced at around 16% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Zebra Technologies today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $204.77, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. So, is there another chance to buy low in the future? Given that Zebra Technologies’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 Zebra Technologies look like?

NasdaqGS:ZBRA Future Profit December 14th 18
NasdaqGS:ZBRA Future Profit December 14th 18
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 75% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Zebra Technologies. 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? ZBRA’s optimistic future growth appears to have been factored into the current share price, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the track record of its management team. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough confidence to invest in the company should the price drop below its fair value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on ZBRA, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for the company, which means it’s worth further examining 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 Zebra Technologies. You can find everything you need to know about Zebra Technologies in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Zebra Technologies, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com.