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What Is Persimmon Plc's (LON:PSN) Share Price Doing?

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Let's talk about the popular Persimmon Plc (LON:PSN). The company's shares saw significant share price movement during recent months on the LSE, rising to highs of UK£32.24 and falling to the lows of UK£27.17. 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 Persimmon's current trading price of UK£27.76 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 Persimmon’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

See our latest analysis for Persimmon

What's the opportunity in Persimmon?

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 Persimmon today, you’d be paying a fair price for it. And if you believe that the stock is really worth £31.71, 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 Persimmon’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 Persimmon look like?

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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 a relatively muted profit growth of 5.6% expected over the next couple of years, growth doesn’t seem like a key driver for a buy decision for Persimmon, at least in the short term.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? PSN’s 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 an eye on PSN, now may not be the most optimal time to buy, given it is trading around its fair value. However, the positive outlook 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.

Keep in mind, when it comes to analysing a stock it's worth noting the risks involved. You'd be interested to know, that we found 1 warning sign for Persimmon and you'll want to know about it.

If you are no longer interested in Persimmon, you can use our free platform to see our list of over 50 other stocks with a high growth potential.

This article by Simply Wall St is general in nature. We provide commentary based on historical data and analyst forecasts only using an unbiased methodology and our articles are not intended to be financial advice. It does not constitute a recommendation to buy or sell any stock, and does not take account of your objectives, or your financial situation. We aim to bring you long-term focused analysis driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis may not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements or qualitative material. Simply Wall St has no position in any stocks mentioned.

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