Zions Bancorporation, National Association (NASDAQ:ZION), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, led the NASDAQGS gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. 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. However, could the stock still be trading at a relatively cheap price? Let’s examine Zions Bancorporation National Association’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.
Is Zions Bancorporation National Association still cheap?
The stock seems fairly valued at the moment according to my valuation model. It’s trading around 12% below my intrinsic value, which means if you buy Zions Bancorporation National Association today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe the company’s true value is $35.75, 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 Zions Bancorporation National Association’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 kind of growth will Zions Bancorporation National Association generate?
Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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 Zions Bancorporation National Association, it is expected to deliver a negative earnings growth of -7.6%, which doesn’t help build up its investment thesis. It appears that risk of future uncertainty is high, at least in the near term.
What this means for you:
Are you a shareholder? Currently, ZION appears to be trading around its fair value, 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 beneficial 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 ZION for a while, now may not be the most advantageous 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 ZION 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 Zions Bancorporation National Association. You can find everything you need to know about Zions Bancorporation National Association in the latest infographic research report. If you are no longer interested in Zions Bancorporation National Association, you can use our free platform to see my list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.
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