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Monday, December 4, 2023

Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY): Is It A Buying Opportunity Again?

After Hours

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.10, or -0.32%, to $31.53. The Weyerhaeuser Co. has recorded 107,242 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Weyerhaeuser Company Declares Dividend on Common Shares.

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Stocks Info

WY belongs to the Real Estate sector of the NYSE while operating in the REIT – Specialty industry. The current market capitalization of Weyerhaeuser Co. is $23.09B. A total of 4.35 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.44M shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, WY has seen 0 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 40,217 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 21 BUYs and 48 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 439,876 shares during that period but sold 294,253.

In the most recent transaction, Wold David M sold 923 shares of WY for 30.63 per share on Nov 03. After the transaction, the Senior Vice President & CFO now owns 60,436 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 13, Merle Denise M sold 7,500 shares at 32.29 per share. WY shares that Senior Vice President owns now total 147,601.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Merle Denise M disposed of 5,719 shares on Jun 01 at a per-share price of $28.54. This resulted in the Senior Vice President holding 154,788 shares of WY after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Merle Denise M sold 1,781 shares at $30.00 per share on May 16. Company shares held by the Senior Vice President now total 160,507.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Weyerhaeuser Co. pays an annual dividend of $1.66, resulting in a dividend yield of 5.24%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 36.72. WY’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/30/2023 when it declared a $0.19 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/31/2023. The WY stock dividend was $0.19 per share in cash.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for WY in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $37.33 with high estimates of $40.00 and low estimates of $36.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WY has a high of $35.08 and a low of $27.65.

As of this writing, WY has an earnings estimate of $0.2 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 8 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.42 per share and a lower estimate of $0.14. The company reported an EPS of $0.32 in the last quarter, which was 52.40% higher than expectations of $0.21.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. WY’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.88B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $5.10B in debt and $1.03B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $14.01, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $10.77B.

Analysts Opinion

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. 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 WY is Buy with a score of 4.38.

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