Weyerhaeuser Company [WY] is -9.42% lower this YTD. Is it still time to buy?

Weyerhaeuser Company [NYSE: WY] closed the trading session at $36.01 on 08/24/22. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $35.46, while the highest price level was $36.185. The company report on August 11, 2022 that Weyerhaeuser Company Declares Dividend on Common Shares.

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Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) today announced that its board of directors declared a quarterly base cash dividend of $0.18 per share on the common stock of the company, payable in cash on September 16, 2022, to holders of record of such common stock as of the close of business on September 2, 2022.

In fourth quarter 2020, Weyerhaeuser implemented a “base plus variable supplemental” dividend framework. Under this framework, the company expects to supplement its quarterly base cash dividend, as appropriate, with an additional return of variable cash to achieve a targeted total annual return to shareholders of 75 to 80 percent of annual Adjusted Funds Available for Distribution (Adjusted FAD). The company has the flexibility in its capital allocation framework to return this additional cash either in the form of a supplemental dividend, which will, in general, be declared and paid annually in the first quarter based on prior year financial results, or through a combination of supplemental dividend and opportunistic share repurchase.

The stocks have a year to date performance of -9.42 percent and weekly performance of -1.56 percent. The stock has been moved at -3.41 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed 2.62 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -4.10 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 4.28M shares, WY reached to a volume of 3406962 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to 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 $40.80 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 2.20. 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.

Argus have made an estimate for Weyerhaeuser Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Hold, with their previous recommendation back on July 20, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Truist raised their target price to Hold. The new note on the price target was released on June 29, 2022, representing the official price target for Weyerhaeuser Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $42, while BMO Capital Markets analysts kept a Market Perform rating on WY stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Weyerhaeuser Company is set at 0.77, with the Price to Sales ratio for WY stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.54. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.48, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 2.30. Price to Free Cash Flow for WY in the course of the last twelve months was 22.12 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 2.60.

WY stock trade performance evaluation

Weyerhaeuser Company [WY] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -1.56. With this latest performance, WY shares gained by 2.62% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -3.41% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 8.52% 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 51.15, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 50.09, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 50.78 for Weyerhaeuser Company [WY]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 35.02, while it was recorded at 35.95 for the last single week of trading, and 38.22 for the last 200 days.

Weyerhaeuser Company [WY]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Weyerhaeuser Company [WY] shares currently have an operating margin of +34.95 and a Gross Margin at +44.85. Weyerhaeuser Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +25.56.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 26.74, with Return on Assets sitting at 15.35.

Weyerhaeuser Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 2.60 and a Current Ratio set at 3.20.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Weyerhaeuser Company [WY] stock

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%.

Weyerhaeuser Company [WY]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $22,140 million, or 85.20% of WY stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WY stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 120,686,901, which is approximately 0.139% of the company’s market cap and around 0.21% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 59,349,704 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $2.14 billion in WY stocks shares; and PRICE T ROWE ASSOCIATES INC /MD/, currently with $1.3 billion in WY stock with ownership of nearly -8.072% of the company’s market capitalization.

472 institutional holders increased their position in Weyerhaeuser Company [NYSE:WY] by around 42,021,567 shares. Additionally, 439 investors decreased positions by around 30,240,390 shares, while 202 investors held positions by with 542,580,146 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 614,842,103 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WY stock had 100 new institutional investments in for a total of 8,988,101 shares, while 90 institutional investors sold positions of 2,879,824 shares during the same period.


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