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At US$274, Is It Time To Put WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE:WCG) On Your Watch List?

Ricardo Landis

Let’s talk about the popular WellCare Health Plans, Inc. ( NYSE:WCG ). The company’s shares saw a significant share price rise of over 20% in the past couple of months on the NYSE. With many analysts covering the large-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 WellCare Health Plans’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

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Is WellCare Health Plans still cheap?

Good news, investors! WellCare Health Plans is still a bargain right now. According to my valuation, the intrinsic value for the stock is $364.13, but it is currently trading at US$274 on the share market, meaning that there is still an opportunity to buy now. What’s more interesting is that, WellCare Health Plans’s share price is quite volatile, which gives us more chances to buy since the share price could sink lower (or rise higher) in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for how much the stock moves relative to the rest of the market.

What kind of growth will WellCare Health Plans generate?

NYSE:WCG Future Profit January 31st 19

Investors looking for growth in their portfolio may want to consider the prospects of a company before buying its shares. 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. WellCare Health Plans’s earnings over the next few years are expected to increase by 83%, 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 WCG 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 financial health to consider, which could explain the current undervaluation.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on WCG 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 WCG. 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 buy.

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

To help readers see past the short term volatility of the financial market, we aim to bring you a long-term focused research analysis purely driven by fundamental data. Note that our analysis does not factor in the latest price-sensitive company announcements.

The author is an independent contributor and at the time of publication had no position in the stocks mentioned. For errors that warrant correction please contact the editor at editorial-team@simplywallst.com .