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When Should You Buy OFG Bancorp (NYSE:OFG)?

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OFG Bancorp ( NYSE:OFG ), operating in the financial services industry based in United States, led the NYSE gainers with a relatively large price hike in the past couple of weeks. With many analysts covering the stock, we may expect any price-sensitive announcements have already been factored into the stock’s share price. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at OFG Bancorp’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if the opportunity still exists.

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What is OFG Bancorp worth?

Great news for investors – OFG Bancorp is still trading at a fairly cheap price. My valuation model shows that the intrinsic value for the stock is $32.03, but it is currently trading at US$23.20 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. Although, there may be another chance to buy again in the future. This is because OFG Bancorp’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.

What does the future of OFG Bancorp look like?

NYSE:OFG Past and Future Earnings, July 29th 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. Buying a great company with a robust outlook at a cheap price is always a good investment, so let’s also take a look at the company's future expectations. OFG Bancorp’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 40%, indicating a highly optimistic future ahead. This should lead to more robust cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? Since OFG is currently undervalued, it may be a great time to increase your holdings in the stock. With a positive outlook on the horizon, it seems like this growth has not yet been fully factored into the share price. However, there are also other factors such as capital structure to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on OFG for a while, now might be the time to enter the stock. Its buoyant future outlook isn’t fully reflected in the current share price yet, which means it’s not too late to buy OFG. But before you make any investment decisions, consider other factors such as the track record of its management team, in order to make a well-informed investment decision.

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

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