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How to buy WD-40 Company stock | $258.71

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WD-40 Company is a specialty chemicals business based in the US. WD-40 Company shares (WDFC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WD-40 Company employs 522 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$408.5 million.

How to buy shares in WD-40 Company

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  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, like your ID and bank information. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
  3. Search for WD-40 Company. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WDFC. 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 WD-40 Company 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$258.71, 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 WD-40 Company, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of WD-40 Company. 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.

WD-40 Company share price

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WD-40 Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-07.
Latest market closeUSD$258.71
52-week rangeUSD$153.7714 - USD$264.92
50-day moving average USD$247.5582
200-day moving average USD$207.8107
Wall St. target priceUSD$220
PE ratio 57.7132
Dividend yield USD$2.68 (1.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.4

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Is it a good time to buy WD-40 Company stock?

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WD-40 Company price performance over time

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Is WD-40 Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing WD-40 Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WD-40 Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

WD-40 Company's P/E ratio

WD-40 Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 58x. In other words, WD-40 Company shares trade at around 58x recent earnings.

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

WD-40 Company's PEG ratio

WD-40 Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.35. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into WD-40 Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

WD-40 Company's EBITDA

WD-40 Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$84.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a WD-40 Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

WD-40 Company financials

Revenue TTM USD$408.5 million
Operating margin TTM 18.9%
Gross profit TTM USD$223 million
Return on assets TTM 14.51%
Return on equity TTM 39.71%
Profit margin 14.86%
Book value $11.732
Market capitalisation USD$3.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting WD-40 Company shares

There are currently 1.4 million WD-40 Company shares held short by investors – that's known as WD-40 Company's "short interest". This figure is 3.5% down from 1.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting WD-40 Company shares can be evaluated.

WD-40 Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

WD-40 Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WD-40 Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WD-40 Company shares traded daily (recently around 132905.62730627). WD-40 Company's SIR currently stands at 10.84. In other words for every 100,000 WD-40 Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 10840 shares are currently held short.

However WD-40 Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WD-40 Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable WD-40 Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WD-40 Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.11% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WD-40 Company shares in existence, roughly 110 shares are currently held short) or 0.1459% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WD-40 Company shares, roughly 146 shares are currently held short).

A SIR above 10% would generally be considered pretty high, pointing to a potentially pessimistic outlook for the share price and a discouraging interest in betting against WD-40 Company.

Find out more about how you can short WD-40 Company stock.

WD-40 Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 60.91% of net profits

Recently WD-40 Company has paid out, on average, around 60.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WD-40 Company shareholders could enjoy a 1.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WD-40 Company's case, that would currently equate to about $2.68 per share.

WD-40 Company'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.

WD-40 Company's most recent dividend payout was on 30 October 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have WD-40 Company's shares ever split?

WD-40 Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 1 August 1997. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your WD-40 Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for WD-40 Company shares which in turn could have impacted WD-40 Company's share price.

WD-40 Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WD-40 Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $153.7714 up to $264.92. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while WD-40 Company's is -0.157. This would suggest that WD-40 Company's shares have been inversely-correlated to the average (for this exchange) – so when the broader market trended up or down, WD-40 Company has bucked the trend.

WD-40 Company overview

WD-40 Company develops and sells maintenance products, and homecare and cleaning products in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and the Asia-Pacific. The company offers multi-purpose maintenance products, including aerosol sprays, non-aerosol trigger sprays, and in liquid-bulk form products under the WD-40 Multi-Use brand name for various consumer uses and industrial applications; and specialty maintenance products, such as penetrants, degreasers, corrosion inhibitors, greases, lubricants, and rust removers under the WD-40 Specialist brand, as well as various products under the WD-40 Bike brand name. It also provides multi-purpose and specialty drip oils, and spray lubricant products, as well as other specialty maintenance products under the 3-IN-ONE brand name; and professional spray maintenance products and lubricants for the bike market under the GT85 brand name. In addition, the company offers automatic toilet bowl cleaners under the 2000 Flushes brand name; aerosol and liquid trigger carpet stain and odor eliminators under the Spot Shot brand; room and rug deodorizers under the Carpet Fresh brand name; carpet and household cleaners, and rug and room deodorizers under the 1001 brand; heavy-duty hand cleaner products under the Lava brand name in the United States, as well as under the Solvol brand name in Australia; and liquid mildew stain removers and automatic toilet bowl cleaners under the X-14 brand name. It sells its products primarily through warehouse club stores, hardware stores, automotive parts outlets, industrial distributors and suppliers, mass retail and home center stores, value retailers, grocery stores, online retailers, farm supply, sport retailers, and independent bike dealers. WD-40 Company was founded in 1953 and is headquartered in San Diego, California.

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