Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. [WPM] stock Initiated by KeyBanc Capital Markets analyst, price target now $47

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. [NYSE: WPM] plunged by -$0.35 during the normal trading session on Wednesday and reaching a high of $31.10 during the day while it closed the day at $30.50. The company report on August 18, 2022 that Wheaton Precious Metals Enters Into Agreement To Terminate Its Existing Silver Stream On The Yauliyacu Mine.


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Wheaton Precious Metals™ Corp. (“Wheaton” or the “Company”) is announcing that it has entered into a definitive agreement with certain subsidiaries of Glencore plc (“Glencore”) (LSE: GLEN) to terminate its silver stream on the Yauliyacu Mine in Peru for a cash payment of US$150 million, less the aggregate value of any deliveries to Wheaton of silver produced in 2022 prior to closing. Wheaton has agreed to terminate the stream in order to help facilitate the sale by Glencore of the Yauliyacu Mine.

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. stock has also loss -7.07% of its value over the past 7 days. However, WPM stock has declined by -26.29% in the 3 months of the year. Over the past six months meanwhile, it has lost -32.69% and lost -28.95% year-on date.

The market cap for WPM stock reached $14.31 billion, with 451.52 million shares outstanding and 449.84 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 2.69M shares, WPM reached a trading volume of 3162358 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 Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. [WPM]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for WPM shares is $54.27 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on WPM stock is a recommendation set at 1.90. 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.

KeyBanc Capital Markets have made an estimate for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Overweight, with their previous recommendation back on September 24, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on March 08, 2021, representing the official price target for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $57, while BMO Capital Markets analysts kept a Outperform rating on WPM stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. is set at 1.03, with the Price to Sales ratio for WPM stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 12.36. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 2.15, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.96. Price to Free Cash Flow for WPM in the course of the last twelve months was 20.47 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 21.30.

WPM stock trade performance evaluation

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. [WPM] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -7.07. With this latest performance, WPM shares dropped by -9.25% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -32.69% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -32.28% 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 WPM stock in for the last two-week period is set at 30.58, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 24.89, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 33.57 for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. [WPM]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 34.04, while it was recorded at 31.45 for the last single week of trading, and 41.05 for the last 200 days.

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. [WPM]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. [WPM] shares currently have an operating margin of +50.28 and a Gross Margin at +54.68. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +62.82.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 12.47, with Return on Assets sitting at 12.16.

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 21.30 and a Current Ratio set at 21.30.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. [WPM] 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 WPM. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. go to 5.00%.

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. [WPM]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $7,900 million, or 64.10% of WPM stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of WPM stocks are: CAPITAL WORLD INVESTORS with ownership of 26,961,964, which is approximately 30.928% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; VAN ECK ASSOCIATES CORP, holding 18,806,874 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $573.61 million in WPM stocks shares; and FIRST EAGLE INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT, LLC, currently with $519.47 million in WPM stock with ownership of nearly -0.151% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of August and at the time of the August reporting period, where 238 institutional holders increased their position in Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. [NYSE:WPM] by around 26,958,350 shares. Additionally, 223 investors decreased positions by around 29,978,637 shares, while 106 investors held positions by with 202,069,765 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 259,006,752 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. WPM stock had 50 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,382,093 shares, while 76 institutional investors sold positions of 3,378,017 shares during the same period.

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