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What Does Lexington Realty Trust's (NYSE:LXP) Share Price Indicate?

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Lexington Realty Trust ( NYSE:LXP ), which is in the reits business, and is based in United States, had a relatively subdued couple of weeks in terms of changes in share price, which continued to float around the range of $8.81 to $9.52. However, is this the true valuation level of the mid-cap? Or is it currently undervalued, providing us with the opportunity to buy? Let’s take a look at Lexington Realty Trust’s outlook and value based on the most recent financial data to see if there are any catalysts for a price change.

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What is Lexington Realty Trust worth?

Great news for investors – Lexington Realty Trust is still trading at a fairly cheap price. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $16.12, which is above what the market is valuing the company at the moment. This indicates a potential opportunity to buy low. What’s more interesting is that, Lexington Realty Trust’s share price is theoretically quite stable, which could mean two things: firstly, it may take the share price a while to move to its intrinsic value, and secondly, there may be less chances to buy low in the future once it reaches that value. This is because the stock is less volatile than the wider market given its low beta.

Can we expect growth from Lexington Realty Trust?

NYSE:LXP Past and Future Earnings, June 16th 2019

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 Lexington Realty Trust, it is expected to deliver a highly negative earnings growth in the next few years, 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? Although LXP is currently undervalued, the adverse prospect of negative growth brings about some degree of risk. I recommend you think about whether you want to increase your portfolio exposure to LXP, or whether diversifying into another stock may be a better move for your total risk and return.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on LXP for a while, but hesitant on making the leap, I recommend you research further into the stock. Given its current undervaluation, now is a great time to make a decision. But keep in mind the risks that come with negative growth prospects in the future.

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

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