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Wayside Technology Group, Inc is an electronics & computer distribution business based in the US. Wayside Technology Group shares (WSTG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Wayside Technology Group employs 142 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$241 million.

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  3. Search for Wayside Technology Group. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WSTG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
  4. Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Wayside Technology Group reaches your desired price. To spread out your purchase, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$19.1, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Wayside Technology Group, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Wayside Technology Group. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Wayside Technology Group share price

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Wayside Technology Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-30.
Latest market closeUSD$19.1
52-week rangeUSD$9.2827 - USD$26.2923
50-day moving average USD$20.2479
200-day moving average USD$22.7038
Wall St. target priceUSD$19
PE ratio 21.7226
Dividend yield USD$0.68 (3.54%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.894

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Is it a good time to buy Wayside Technology Group stock?

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Wayside Technology Group price performance over time

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Is Wayside Technology Group under- or over-valued?

Valuing Wayside Technology Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Wayside Technology Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Wayside Technology Group's P/E ratio

Wayside Technology Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Wayside Technology Group shares trade at around 22x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Wayside Technology Group's EBITDA

Wayside Technology Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$6.7 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Wayside Technology Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Wayside Technology Group financials

Revenue TTM USD$241 million
Operating margin TTM 2.55%
Gross profit TTM USD$30 million
Return on assets TTM 3.16%
Return on equity TTM 9.23%
Profit margin 1.65%
Book value $9.985
Market capitalisation USD$84.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Wayside Technology Group shares

There are currently 2,355 Wayside Technology Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Wayside Technology Group's "short interest". This figure is 19.3% up from 1,974 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Wayside Technology Group shares can be evaluated.

Wayside Technology Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Wayside Technology Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wayside Technology Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wayside Technology Group shares traded daily (recently around 23550). Wayside Technology Group's SIR currently stands at 0.1. In other words for every 100,000 Wayside Technology Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 100 shares are currently held short.

However Wayside Technology Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wayside Technology Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wayside Technology Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wayside Technology Group's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wayside Technology Group shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0007% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wayside Technology Group shares, roughly 1 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Wayside Technology Group.

Find out more about how you can short Wayside Technology Group stock.

Wayside Technology Group share dividends

Dividend payout ratio: 121.95% of net profits

Recently Wayside Technology Group has paid out, on average, around 121.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.54% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wayside Technology Group shareholders could enjoy a 3.54% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wayside Technology Group's case, that would currently equate to about $0.68 per share.

Wayside Technology Group's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Wayside Technology Group's most recent dividend payout was on 27 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 November 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Wayside Technology Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wayside Technology Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $9.2827 up to $26.2923. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WSTG.US volatility(beta: 0.78)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Wayside Technology Group's is 0.7816. This would suggest that Wayside Technology Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Wayside Technology Group overview

Wayside Technology Group, Inc. operates as an information technology channel company worldwide. It operates in two segments, Lifeboat Distribution and TechXtend. The company distributes technical software and hardware to corporate and value added resellers, consultants, and systems integrators; and software, hardware, and services for corporations, government organizations, and academic institutions. It also resells computer software and hardware developed by others, as well as provides technical services to end user customers in the United States and Canada. In addition, the company offers a line of products from various software vendors; and tools for virtualization/cloud computing, security, networking, storage and infrastructure management, application lifecycle management, and other technically sophisticated domains, as well as computer hardware. Wayside Technology Group, Inc. markets its products through its own web sites, local and on-line seminars, events, webinars, and social media, as well as direct email and printed materials. The company was formerly known as Programmer's Paradise, Inc. and changed its name to Wayside Technology Group, Inc. in August 2006. Wayside Technology Group, Inc. was incorporated in 1982 and is headquartered in Eatontown, New Jersey.

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