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Weis Markets, Inc is a grocery stores business based in the US. Weis Markets shares (WMK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Weis Markets employs 24,500 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.9 billion.
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Weis Markets's share price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was USD$48.93, which is 22.54% up on its pre-crash value of USD$37.9 and 50.83% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$32.4401.
If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Weis Markets shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$1,028.66 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,316.22.
|Latest market close||USD$48.93|
|52-week range||USD$34.01 - USD$59.39|
|50-day moving average||USD$48.5634|
|200-day moving average||USD$49.5719|
|Wall St. target price||USD$31|
|Dividend yield||USD$1.24 (2.44%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$3.768|
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|1 week (2020-10-22)||2.79%|
|1 month (2020-09-29)||0.93%|
|3 months (2020-07-29)||-6.89%|
|6 months (2020-04-29)||-4.69%|
|1 year (2019-10-29)||31.29%|
|2 years (2018-10-29)||5.93%|
|3 years (2017-10-27)||24.73%|
|5 years (2015-10-29)||19.11%|
Valuing Weis Markets stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Weis Markets's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Weis Markets's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 13x. In other words, Weis Markets shares trade at around 13x 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.
Weis Markets's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$228.4 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Weis Markets's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$3.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||3.45%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.98%|
|Return on equity TTM||9.41%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$1.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 1.9 million Weis Markets shares held short by investors – that's known as Weis Markets's "short interest". This figure is 2.4% down from 2.0 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Weis Markets shares can be evaluated.
Weis Markets's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Weis Markets shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Weis Markets shares traded daily (recently around 90614.192037471). Weis Markets's SIR currently stands at 21.35. In other words for every 100,000 Weis Markets shares traded daily on the market, roughly 21350 shares are currently held short.
However Weis Markets's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Weis Markets shares, or, against the total number of tradable Weis Markets shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Weis Markets's short interest could be expressed as 0.07% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Weis Markets shares in existence, roughly 70 shares are currently held short) or 0.1187% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Weis Markets shares, roughly 119 shares are currently held short).
A SIR above 20% would generally be considered very high, pointing to a pessimistic outlook for the share price, with a discouraging number of investors currently willing to bet against Weis Markets.
Find out more about how you can short Weis Markets stock.
Dividend payout ratio: 32.91% of net profits
Recently Weis Markets has paid out, on average, around 32.91% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.44% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Weis Markets shareholders could enjoy a 2.44% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Weis Markets's case, that would currently equate to about $1.24 per share.
While Weis Markets's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Weis Markets may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Weis Markets's most recent dividend payout was on 10 August 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 July 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Weis Markets's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 26 May 1987. 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 Weis Markets shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Weis Markets shares which in turn could have impacted Weis Markets's share price.
Over the last 12 months, Weis Markets's shares have ranged in value from as little as $34.01 up to $59.39. 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 Weis Markets's is 0.0982. This would suggest that Weis Markets's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Weis Markets, Inc. engages in the retail sale of food in Pennsylvania and surrounding states. The company's retail food stores sell groceries, dairy products, frozen foods, meats, seafood, fresh produce, floral, pharmacy services, deli products, prepared foods, bakery products, beer and wine, and fuel; and general merchandise items, such as health and beauty care, and household products. It operates stores primarily under the Weis Markets trade name, as well as trademarks for its product lines and promotions, such as Weis, Weis 2 Go, Weis Great Meals Start Here, Weis Gas-n-Go, and Weis Nutri-Facts. As of December 31, 2019, the company owned and operated 197 retail food stores including 4 stores in Delaware, 50 stores in Maryland, 6 stores in New Jersey, 9 stores in New York, 116 stores in Pennsylvania, 11 stores in Virginia, and 2 stores in West Virginia. Weis Markets, Inc. was founded in 1912 and is based in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.
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