Let’s talk about the popular Hewlett Packard Enterprise Company (NYSE:HPE). The company’s shares received a lot of attention from a substantial price movement on the NYSE over the last few months, increasing to $17.02 at one point, and dropping to the lows of $13.17. 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 Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s current trading price of $13.17 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 Hewlett Packard Enterprise’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.
What is Hewlett Packard Enterprise worth?The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 2.5% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Hewlett Packard Enterprise today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth $13.51, 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 Hewlett Packard Enterprise’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.
Can we expect growth from Hewlett Packard Enterprise?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 an extremely negative double-digit change in profit expected over the next couple of years, near-term growth is certainly not a driver of a buy decision. It seems like high uncertainty is on the cards for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, at least in the near future.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? HPE 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 optimal 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 an eye on HPE for a while, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. The price seems to be trading at fair value, which means there’s less benefit from mispricing. In addition to this, 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 crystalize your views on HPE 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 Hewlett Packard Enterprise. You can find everything you need to know about Hewlett Packard Enterprise in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Hewlett Packard Enterprise, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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