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When Should You Buy PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE:PAGS)?

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PagSeguro Digital Ltd. (NYSE:PAGS) received a lot of attention from a substantial price increase on the NYSE over the last few months. As a large-cap stock with high coverage by analysts, you could assume any recent changes in the company’s outlook is already priced into the stock. But what if there is still an opportunity to buy? Let’s examine PagSeguro Digital’s valuation and outlook in more detail to determine if there’s still a bargain opportunity.

View our latest analysis for PagSeguro Digital

What's the opportunity in PagSeguro Digital?

PagSeguro Digital appears to be overvalued by 25% at the moment, based on my discounted cash flow valuation. The stock is currently priced at US$59.47 on the market compared to my intrinsic value of $47.68. This means that the buying opportunity has probably disappeared for now. If you like the stock, you may want to keep an eye out for a potential price decline in the future. Given that PagSeguro Digital’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 another chance to buy in the future. This is based on its high beta, which is a good indicator for share price volatility.

Can we expect growth from PagSeguro Digital?

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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. 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. PagSeguro Digital's earnings over the next few years are expected to double, indicating a very optimistic future ahead. This should lead to stronger cash flows, feeding into a higher share value.

What this means for you:

Are you a shareholder? It seems like the market has well and truly priced in PAGS’s positive outlook, with shares trading above its fair value. At this current price, shareholders may be asking a different question – should I sell? If you believe PAGS should trade below its current price, selling high and buying it back up again when its price falls towards its real value can be profitable. But before you make this decision, take a look at whether its fundamentals have changed.

Are you a potential investor? If you’ve been keeping an eye on PAGS for a while, now may not be the best time to enter into the stock. The price has surpassed its true value, which means there’s no upside from mispricing. However, the optimistic prospect is encouraging for PAGS, which means it’s worth diving deeper into other factors in order to take advantage of the next price drop.

With this in mind, we wouldn't consider investing in a stock unless we had a thorough understanding of the risks. Every company has risks, and we've spotted 2 warning signs for PagSeguro Digital (of which 1 is a bit concerning!) you should know about.

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

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