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A stock price perceived to be too low or cheap, as indicated by a particular valuation model. For instance, some might consider a particular company's stock price cheap if the company's price-earnings ratio is much lower than the industry average. To refer to undervaluation or overvaluation implicitly assumes some model of valuation. It is always possible that the security is valued correctly and that model applied is wrong.


The state in which a security's price is lower than it ought to be. A stock may be undervalued, for example, when its earnings and financial outlook are both strong, but its share price is still comparatively low. A number of factors may cause undervaluation, including lack of investor knowledge about the company, which, in turn, leads to low demand for its securities. Value investors seek out undervalued companies because they tend to provide solid returns for lower prices.


Of, relating to, or being a security that trades at a price lower than it logically should trade. Determining whether a security is undervalued is a subjective judgment. Compare overvalued.
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Only where democracy empowers the rising middle classes and value-added producers, as seems to be happening in Korea, can we expect domestically driven change of these undervalued dollar pegs in the near term.