Why Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFH) Could Be Worth Watching

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Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFH), operating in the financial services industry 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 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? Today I will analyse the most recent data on Boston Private Financial Holdings’s outlook and valuation to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is Boston Private Financial Holdings worth?

According to my valuation model, Boston Private Financial Holdings seems to be fairly priced at around 13% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Boston Private Financial Holdings today, you’d be paying a reasonable price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $13.1, then there’s not much of an upside to gain from mispricing. Although, there may be an opportunity to buy in the future. This is because Boston Private Financial Holdings’s beta (a measure of share price volatility) is high, meaning its price movements will be exaggerated relative to the rest of the market. If the market is bearish, the company’s shares will likely fall by more than the rest of the market, providing a prime buying opportunity.

Can we expect growth from Boston Private Financial Holdings?

NasdaqGS:BPFH Past and Future Earnings, July 16th 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. With profit expected to grow by 81% over the next couple of years, the future seems bright for Boston Private Financial Holdings. 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? BPFH’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 conviction to buy should the price fluctuates below the true value?

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on BPFH, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook is encouraging for the company, which 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.

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

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