Is Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE: WY) No Longer A Good Investment?

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. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Weyerhaeuser Company Declares Supplemental 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. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $33.45 and fluctuated between $33.47 as its day high and $32.84 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Weyerhaeuser Co. is $24.42B. A total of 3.59 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.75M 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 1 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 923 and the disposition of 3,830 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 23 BUYs and 47 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 450,454 shares during that period but sold 290,234.

In the most recent transaction, Wold David M sold 923 shares of WY for 34.57 per share on Jan 02. After the transaction, the Senior Vice President & CFO now owns 60,655 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 28, O’Rear Keith sold 8,588 shares at 35.01 per share. WY shares that Senior Vice President owns now total 141,030.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Merle Denise M disposed of 7,500 shares on Dec 28 at a per-share price of $35.01. This resulted in the Senior Vice President holding 140,694 shares of WY after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Stockfish Devin W sold 29,008 shares at $34.54 per share on Dec 20. Company shares held by the President and CEO now total 711,070.

Dividend

Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Weyerhaeuser Co. pays an annual dividend of $0.88, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.62%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 29.18. WY’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/15/2024 when it declared a $0.14 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 2/27/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/30/2023. 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 $37.88 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 $35.14 and a low of $27.65.

As of this writing, WY has an earnings estimate of $0.19 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.26 per share and a lower estimate of $0.15. The company reported an EPS of $0.33 in the last quarter, which was -2.90% lower than expectations of $0.34.

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 $5.12B in debt and $954.00M 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 4.10.

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