why Weyerhaeuser Company [WY] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $31.22

Weyerhaeuser Company [NYSE: WY] jumped around 0.09 points on Wednesday, while shares priced at $28.97 at the close of the session, up 0.31%. The company report on July 31, 2020 that Weyerhaeuser reports second quarter results.

– Achieved net earnings of $72 million , or $0.10 per diluted share.

– Increased Adjusted EBITDA by more than 12 percent compared to second quarter 2019.

Weyerhaeuser Company stock is now -4.07% down from its year-to-date (YTD) trading value. WY Stock saw the intraday high of $29.42 and lowest of $28.91 per share. The company’s 52-week high price is 31.58, which means current price is +121.15% above from all time high which was touched on 01/17/20.

Compared to the average trading volume of 5.63M shares, WY reached a trading volume of 5321944 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Weyerhaeuser Company [WY]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WY shares is $31.22 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WY stock is a recommendation set at 2.10. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

DA Davidson have made an estimate for Weyerhaeuser Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on August 03, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on May 04, 2020, representing the official price target for Weyerhaeuser Company stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Weyerhaeuser Company is set at 0.73, with the Price to Sales ratio for WY stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 3.30. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.64, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.86. Price to Free Cash Flow for WY in the course of the last twelve months was 89.41 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 1.70.

How has WY stock performed recently?

Weyerhaeuser Company [WY] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.79. With this latest performance, WY shares gained by 12.81% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -6.15% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 15.74% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for WY stock in for the last two-week period is set at 66.98, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.71, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 65.75 for Weyerhaeuser Company [WY]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 25.12, while it was recorded at 28.73 for the last single week of trading, and 25.06 for the last 200 days.

Weyerhaeuser Company [WY]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Weyerhaeuser Company [WY] shares currently have an operating margin of +4.55 and a Gross Margin at +9.64. Weyerhaeuser Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at -1.16.

Return on Total Capital for WY is now 1.96, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is -0.53. Return on Equity for this stock declined to -0.88, with Return on Assets sitting at -0.45. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Weyerhaeuser Company [WY] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 79.89. Additionally, WY Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 44.41, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 39.82. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 76.68, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 42.62.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Weyerhaeuser Company [WY] managed to generate an average of -$8,085 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 14.88 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.39.Weyerhaeuser Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 1.70 and a Current Ratio set at 2.30.

Earnings analysis for Weyerhaeuser Company [WY]

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Weyerhaeuser Company posted 0.08/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.1/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -20.00%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for WY. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Weyerhaeuser Company go to 5.00%.

Insider trade positions for Weyerhaeuser Company [WY]

There are presently around $17,110 million, or 76.30% of WY stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WY stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 119,442,545, which is approximately 8.444% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, holding 63,297,910 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.83 billion in WY stocks shares; and BLACKROCK INC., currently with $1.51 billion in WY stock with ownership of nearly -2.223% of the company’s market capitalization.

313 institutional holders increased their position in Weyerhaeuser Company [NYSE:WY] by around 62,803,022 shares. Additionally, 472 investors decreased positions by around 50,987,616 shares, while 122 investors held positions by with 476,821,081 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 590,611,719 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WY stock had 83 new institutional investments in for a total of 5,626,326 shares, while 108 institutional investors sold positions of 5,779,110 shares during the same period.

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