Brady Corporation (NYSE:BRC), which is in the commercial services 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 NYSE. 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 take a look at Brady’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.
Is Brady still cheap?
According to my valuation model, Brady seems to be fairly priced at around 3.2% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Brady today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $50.44, then there isn’t much room for the share price grow beyond what it’s currently trading. What's more, Brady’s share price may be more stable over time (relative to the market), as indicated by its low beta.
What does the future of Brady look like?
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. Though in the case of Brady, it is expected to deliver a relatively unexciting earnings growth of 5.7%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. Growth doesn’t appear to be a main reason for a buy decision for Brady, at least in the near term.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has already priced in BRC’s future outlook, with shares trading around its fair value. However, there are also other important factors which we haven’t considered today, such as the financial strength of the company. Have these factors changed since the last time you looked at the stock? Will you have enough conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?
Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping tabs on BRC, now may not be the most advantageous time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors such as the strength of its balance sheet, in order to take advantage of the next price drop.
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