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How to buy Weingarten Realty Investors stock | $21.81

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Weingarten Realty Investors is a reit-retail business based in the US. Weingarten Realty Investors shares (WRI) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Weingarten Realty Investors employs 239 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$441.3 million.

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Weingarten Realty Investors share price

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Weingarten Realty Investors shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$21.81
52-week rangeUSD$11.6762 - USD$29.5828
50-day moving average USD$21.7756
200-day moving average USD$18.6144
Wall St. target priceUSD$23.23
PE ratio 16.7241
Dividend yield USD$0.72 (3.32%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$1.276

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Weingarten Realty Investors price performance over time

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Is Weingarten Realty Investors under- or over-valued?

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

Weingarten Realty Investors's P/E ratio

Weingarten Realty Investors's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 17x. In other words, Weingarten Realty Investors shares trade at around 17x 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.

Weingarten Realty Investors's PEG ratio

Weingarten Realty Investors's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.63. 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 Weingarten Realty Investors's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Weingarten Realty Investors's EBITDA

Weingarten Realty Investors's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$250.9 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Weingarten Realty Investors's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Weingarten Realty Investors financials

Revenue TTM USD$441.3 million
Operating margin TTM 24.99%
Gross profit TTM USD$331.2 million
Return on assets TTM 1.76%
Return on equity TTM 9.29%
Profit margin 37.23%
Book value $12.922
Market capitalisation USD$2.7 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Weingarten Realty Investors shares

There are currently 2.1 million Weingarten Realty Investors shares held short by investors – that's known as Weingarten Realty Investors's "short interest". This figure is 9.6% down from 2.3 million last month.

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

Weingarten Realty Investors's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Weingarten Realty Investors's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Weingarten Realty Investors shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Weingarten Realty Investors shares traded daily (recently around 783541.63568773). Weingarten Realty Investors's SIR currently stands at 2.69. In other words for every 100,000 Weingarten Realty Investors shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2690 shares are currently held short.

However Weingarten Realty Investors's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Weingarten Realty Investors shares, or, against the total number of tradable Weingarten Realty Investors shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Weingarten Realty Investors's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Weingarten Realty Investors shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.024% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Weingarten Realty Investors shares, roughly 24 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 Weingarten Realty Investors.

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Weingarten Realty Investors share dividends

51%

Dividend payout ratio: 51.43% of net profits

Recently Weingarten Realty Investors has paid out, on average, around 51.43% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.32% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Weingarten Realty Investors shareholders could enjoy a 3.32% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Weingarten Realty Investors's case, that would currently equate to about $0.72 per share.

Weingarten Realty Investors'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.

Weingarten Realty Investors's most recent dividend payout was on 29 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Weingarten Realty Investors's shares ever split?

Weingarten Realty Investors's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 31 March 2004. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 3 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Weingarten Realty Investors shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Weingarten Realty Investors shares which in turn could have impacted Weingarten Realty Investors's share price.

Weingarten Realty Investors share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Weingarten Realty Investors's shares have ranged in value from as little as $11.6762 up to $29.5828. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WRI.US volatility(beta: 1.52)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Weingarten Realty Investors's is 1.5176. This would suggest that Weingarten Realty Investors's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Weingarten Realty Investors overview

Weingarten Realty Investors (NYSE: WRI) is a shopping center owner, manager and developer. At September 30, 2020, the Company owned or operated under long-term leases, either directly or through its interest in real estate joint ventures or partnerships, a total of 162 properties which are located in 15 states spanning the country from coast to coast. These properties represent approximately 31.0 million square feet of which our interests in these properties aggregated approximately 21.0 million square feet of leasable area.

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