How to buy Weidai stock - 07 March

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How to buy Weidai stock

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Weidai Ltd is a credit services business based in the US. Weidai shares (WEI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Weidai employs 6,970 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$117.7 million.

How to buy shares in Weidai

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Weidai. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WEI. 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 Weidai 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. 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 Weidai, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Weidai. 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.

Weidai share price

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Weidai shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$0.73 - USD$3.04
50-day moving average USD$1.7612
200-day moving average USD$1.4886
Wall St. target priceUSD$2.16
PE ratio 1.192
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.401

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Is it a good time to buy Weidai stock?

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Is Weidai under- or over-valued?

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

Weidai's P/E ratio

Weidai's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 1x. In other words, Weidai shares trade at around 1x 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.

Weidai financials

Gross profit TTM USD$2.1 billion
Return on assets TTM -4.43%
Return on equity TTM -16.73%
Profit margin -18.47%
Book value $4.453
Market capitalisation USD$117.7 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Weidai shares

There are currently 6,357 Weidai shares held short by investors – that's known as Weidai's "short interest". This figure is 67.6% down from 19,620 last month.

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

Weidai's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Weidai's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Weidai shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Weidai shares traded daily (recently around inf billion). Weidai's SIR currently stands at 0. In other words for every 100,000 Weidai shares traded daily on the market, roughly 0 shares are currently held short.

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

Find out more about how you can short Weidai stock.

Weidai share dividends

We're not expecting Weidai to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Weidai share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Weidai's shares have ranged in value from as little as $0.73 up to $3.04. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Weidai's is 0.3381. This would suggest that Weidai's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Weidai overview

Weidai Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides auto-backed financing solutions in the People's Republic of China. Its auto-backed financing platform connects borrowers primarily small and micro enterprise owners with online investors and institutional funding partners. The company was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Hangzhou, the People's Republic of China.

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