How to buy WWE shares
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World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc is an entertainment business with stocks listed in the US. WWE shares (WWE) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Here's how to invest if you're based in Australia.
How to buy shares in WWE
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a US company from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. If you're just starting out, look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- 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, credit card or debit card.
- Search for WWE. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: WWE. 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 WWE 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. 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 WWE, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of WWE. 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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WWE share priceUse our graph to track the performance of WWE stocks over time.
WWE shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$28.858 - US$60|
|50-day moving average||US$50.9803|
|200-day moving average||US$44.3969|
|Dividend yield||US$0.48 (1.01%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$1.56|
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Is it a good time to buy WWE stock?
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Is WWE under- or over-valued?
Valuing WWE stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WWE's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
WWE's P/E ratio
WWE's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, WWE shares trade at around 31x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
WWE's PEG ratio
WWE's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.22. 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 WWE's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
WWE's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$281.5 million (£0.0 million).
The EBITDA is a measure of a WWE's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||US$974.2 million|
|Operating margin TTM||22.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$429.8 million|
|Return on assets TTM||12.05%|
|Return on equity TTM||39.68%|
|Market capitalisation||US$3.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting WWE shares
There are currently 7.4 million WWE shares held short by investors – that's known as WWE's "short interest". This figure is 10.3% up from 6.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting WWE shares can be evaluated.
WWE's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
WWE's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WWE shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WWE shares traded daily (recently around 1.1 million). WWE's SIR currently stands at 6.64. In other words for every 100,000 WWE shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6640 shares are currently held short.
However WWE's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WWE shares, or, against the total number of tradable WWE shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WWE's short interest could be expressed as 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WWE shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1985% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WWE shares, roughly 199 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against WWE.
Find out more about how you can short WWE stock.
WWE share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 28.92% of net profits
Recently WWE has paid out, on average, around 28.92% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.01% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WWE shareholders could enjoy a 1.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WWE's case, that would currently equate to about $0.48 per share.
While WWE's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that WWE may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
WWE's most recent dividend payout was on 25 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
WWE share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, WWE's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$28.858 up to US$60. 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 WWE's is 1.5245. This would suggest that WWE's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc., an integrated media and entertainment company, engages in the sports entertainment business in North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, and Latin America. It operates through three segments: Media, Live Events, and Consumer Products. The Media segment engages in the production and monetization of long-form and short-form media content across various platforms, including WWE Network, pay television, and digital and social media, as well as filmed entertainment. The Live Events segment is involved in the sale of tickets, including primary and secondary distribution; provision of event services; and sale of travel packages related to its live events. The Consumer Products segment engages in merchandising of WWE branded products, such as video games, toys, apparels, and books through licensing arrangements and direct-to-consumer sales, as well as through e-commerce platforms. World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. was founded in 1980 and is headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut.
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