The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (WPM) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.31, or 0.60%, to $51.72. The Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. has recorded 134,701 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Wheaton Precious Metals Declares Quarterly Dividend.
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Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Basic Materials sector and is a part of the Gold industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $51.41 and fluctuated between $52.54 as its day high and $51.00 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. is $23.47B. A total of 3.3 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.45M shares.
It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.60, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.17%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 34.76. WPM’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/23/2023 when it declared a $0.15 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/6/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/1/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/18/2022. The WPM stock dividend was $0.15 per share in cash.
Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for WPM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $54.54 with high estimates of $60.00 and low estimates of $43.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WPM has a high of $52.76 and a low of $28.62.
As of this writing, WPM has an earnings estimate of $0.25 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 11 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.33 per share and a lower estimate of $0.22. The company reported an EPS of $0.21 in the last quarter, which was -4.50% lower than expectations of $0.22.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. WPM’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $226.04M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $2.87M in debt and $29.69M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $14.86, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $6.25B.
It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for WPM is Buy with a score of 4.45.