Should you buy NetScout Systems stock? (NasdaqGS:NTCT). Let's see how it does in our automated value investing analysis system.
Based on historical returns, we believe that NetScout Systems can grow its free cash at a rate of about 1%. That's positive!
(NetScout Systems stock price per share)
||NTCT Fair Price
(based on intrinsic value)
|NTCT Safety Price (based on a variable margin of safety)||$22.96|
|PE Ratio versus Sector||722% higher than other Technology stocks|
|PE Ratio versus Industry||19% lower than other Unknown stocks|
|Free Cash Flow Jitter||11%|
This stock has short interest! This means that people have shorted it.
Why does that matter? They've made a bet that price will decrease from where they bought it. Maybe there are financial problems, or maybe there's a value play.
As of the latest analysis, there are 3,529,073 shares shorted. With 69,962,172 shares available for purchase and an average trading volume over the past 10 trading days of 471,014, it would take at least 7.493 days for all of the short holders to cover their shorts.
We believe that NetScout Systems may be worth examining further. It's making money, which is a very positive sign. Is it on sale?
NetScout Systems looks like a price in the fair value range. Based on our analysis—if the company keeps making money the way it has been—you could be looking at a good stock. See Before You Buy for your next steps.
Does NetScout Systems have a coherent story? Does it have a plan to continue to make money? Is it worth your time? Only you can decide where to go from here. Our investment guide helps you ask the right questions, including how to buy stocks. Use these research links for more information.
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