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WAM Capital Limited is an asset management business based in Australia. WAM Capital shares (WAM) are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) and all prices are listed in Australian Dollars. Its last market close was $2.36 – an increase of 2.61% over the previous week. and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of $1.7 billion.
How to buy shares in WAM Capital
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares listed in Australia, you'll need to sign up to a broker with access to the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Our table below can help you choose.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, PayPal or debit card.
- Search for WAM Capital . Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WAM. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until WAM Capital reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At today's price of $2.36, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of WAM Capital . Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
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How has coronavirus impacted WAM Capital 's share price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, WAM Capital 's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $2.36, which is 0.00% up on its pre-crash value of $2.36 and 61.09% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $1.465.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of WAM Capital shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $677.13 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,058.29.
WAM Capital share priceUse our graph to track the performance of WAM stocks over time.
WAM Capital shares at a glance
|Latest market close||AUDA$2.36|
|52-week range||AUDA$1.465 - AUDA$2.37|
|50-day moving average||AUDA$2.1672|
|200-day moving average||AUDA$1.9718|
|Dividend yield||AUDA$0.15 (6.74%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||AUDA$0.246|
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Is it a good time to buy WAM Capital stock?
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WAM Capital price performance over time
|1 week (2020-10-12)||2.61%|
|1 month (2020-09-18)||10.28%|
|3 months (2020-07-17)||25.20%|
|6 months (2020-04-17)||15.69%|
|1 year (2019-10-18)||6.79%|
|2 years (2018-10-19)||-5.22%|
|3 years (2017-10-19)||-3.28%|
|5 years (2015-10-19)||19.19%|
Is WAM Capital under- or over-valued?
Valuing WAM Capital stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WAM Capital 's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
WAM Capital 's P/E ratio
WAM Capital 's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, WAM Capital shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the P/E ratio for the ASX over the 12 months to December 2019 (32.14). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
WAM Capital financials
|Operating margin TTM||132.99%|
|Gross profit TTM||$-56,631,902|
|Return on assets TTM||-3.53%|
|Return on equity TTM||-2.08%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
WAM Capital share dividends
We're not expecting WAM Capital to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.
WAM Capital share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, WAM Capital 's shares have ranged in value from as little as $1.465 up to $2.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (AU average) beta is 1, while WAM Capital 's is 0.319. This would suggest that WAM Capital 's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
WAM Capital overview
WAM Capital Limited is a close-ended equity mutual fund launched and managed by Wilson Asset Management (International) Pty Limited. The fund invests in public equity markets of Australia. It makes its investments in companies primarily engaged in the industrial sector. The fund invests in value and growth stocks of small to medium-cap companies. It seeks to invest in short-term arbitrage and mispricing opportunities. The fund has absolute returns focus. It employs fundamental and quantitative analysis with a focus on bottom-up approach to make its investments. The fund benchmarks the performance of its portfolio against the S&P/ASX All Ordinaries Accumulation Index. It conducts in-house research to create its portfolio. WAM Capital Limited was formed on March 8, 1999 and is domiciled in Australia.
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