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Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) is a leading reit-specialty business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$34.97 after a previous close of US$35. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD34.86 to a high of USD35.4225. The latest price was USD35.32 (25 minute delay). Weyerhaeuser Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Search for Weyerhaeuser Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WY. 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 Weyerhaeuser Company 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 last close price of US$36.01, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Weyerhaeuser Company, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Weyerhaeuser Company. 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.
What's in this guide?
- Weyerhaeuser Company key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Weyerhaeuser Company stock a buy or sell?
- Weyerhaeuser Company performance over time
- Can I short Weyerhaeuser Company shares?
- Is Weyerhaeuser Company suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Weyerhaeuser Company shares over-valued?
- Weyerhaeuser Company's financials
- How volatile are Weyerhaeuser Company shares?
- Does Weyerhaeuser Company pay a dividend?
- Have Weyerhaeuser Company shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Weyerhaeuser Company share priceUse our graph to track the performance of WY stocks over time.
Weyerhaeuser Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$20.4506 - US$41.4924|
|50-day moving average||US$38.1432|
|200-day moving average||US$34.9644|
|Dividend yield||US$0.34 (0.96%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$1.777|
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Weyerhaeuser Company price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-07)||-1.06%|
|1 month (2021-05-14)||-7.80%|
|3 months (2021-03-12)||-1.64%|
|6 months (2020-12-14)||9.15%|
|1 year (2020-06-12)||62.32%|
|2 years (2019-06-14)||37.38%|
|3 years (2018-06-14)||-5.21%|
|5 years (2016-06-14)||22.85%|
Is Weyerhaeuser Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing Weyerhaeuser Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Weyerhaeuser Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Weyerhaeuser Company's P/E ratio
Weyerhaeuser Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Weyerhaeuser Company shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Weyerhaeuser Company's PEG ratio
Weyerhaeuser Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.4049. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Weyerhaeuser Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Weyerhaeuser Company's EBITDA
Weyerhaeuser Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$2.8 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Weyerhaeuser Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Weyerhaeuser Company financials
|Revenue TTM||US$8.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||27.63%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$2.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||8.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||15.26%|
|Market capitalisation||US$27 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Weyerhaeuser Company shares
There are currently 6.7 million Weyerhaeuser Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Weyerhaeuser Company's "short interest". This figure is 22.1% down from 8.6 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Weyerhaeuser Company shares can be evaluated.
Weyerhaeuser Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Weyerhaeuser Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Weyerhaeuser Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Weyerhaeuser Company shares traded daily (recently around 6.2 million). Weyerhaeuser Company's SIR currently stands at 1.08. In other words for every 100,000 Weyerhaeuser Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1080 shares are currently held short.
However Weyerhaeuser Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Weyerhaeuser Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Weyerhaeuser Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Weyerhaeuser Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Weyerhaeuser Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0105% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Weyerhaeuser Company shares, roughly 11 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Weyerhaeuser Company.
Find out more about how you can short Weyerhaeuser Company stock.
Weyerhaeuser Company's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Weyerhaeuser Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Weyerhaeuser Company's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 20.63
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Weyerhaeuser Company's overall score of 20.63 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 19th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Weyerhaeuser Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Weyerhaeuser Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 10.27/100
Weyerhaeuser Company's environmental score of 10.27 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Weyerhaeuser Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Weyerhaeuser Company's social score
Social score: 2.88/100
Weyerhaeuser Company's social score of 2.88 puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Weyerhaeuser Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Weyerhaeuser Company's governance score
Governance score: 2.99/100
Weyerhaeuser Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 3rd percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Weyerhaeuser Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Weyerhaeuser Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Weyerhaeuser Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Weyerhaeuser Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||20.63|
|Total ESG percentile||19.4|
|Environmental score percentile||3|
|Social score percentile||3|
|Governance score percentile||3|
|Level of controversy||3|
Weyerhaeuser Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 25.25% of net profits
Recently Weyerhaeuser Company has paid out, on average, around 25.25% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.89% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Weyerhaeuser Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.89% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Weyerhaeuser Company's case, that would currently equate to about $0.34 per share.
While Weyerhaeuser Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Weyerhaeuser Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Weyerhaeuser Company's most recent dividend payout was on 17 June 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Weyerhaeuser Company's shares ever split?
Weyerhaeuser Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 19 July 2010. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Weyerhaeuser Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Weyerhaeuser Company shares which in turn could have impacted Weyerhaeuser Company's share price.
Weyerhaeuser Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Weyerhaeuser Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$20.4506 up to US$41.4924. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Weyerhaeuser Company's is 1.8799. This would suggest that Weyerhaeuser Company's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Weyerhaeuser Company overview
Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control approximately 11 million acres of timberlands in the U.S. and manage additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards. We are also one of the largest manufacturers of wood products in North America. Our company is a real estate investment trust. In 2020, we generated $7.5 billion in net sales and employed approximately 9,400 people who serve customers worldwide. We are listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index. Our common stock trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WY.
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