How to buy Weis Markets stock - 06 March

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How to buy Weis Markets stock

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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 24,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$4 billion.

How to buy shares in Weis Markets

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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 Weis Markets. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WMK. 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 Weis Markets 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 Weis Markets, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Weis Markets. 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.

Weis Markets share price

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Weis Markets shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-03-03.
52-week rangeUSD$31.6665 - USD$58.3098
50-day moving average USD$52.0124
200-day moving average USD$49.1374
Wall St. target priceUSD$31
PE ratio 12.3722
Dividend yield USD$1.24 (2.24%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$4.401

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Is it a good time to buy Weis Markets stock?

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Is Weis Markets under- or over-valued?

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 P/E ratio

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 12x. In other words, Weis Markets shares trade at around 12x 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

Weis Markets's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$256.4 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Weis Markets's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Weis Markets financials

Revenue TTM USD$4 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.97%
Gross profit TTM USD$1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.84%
Return on equity TTM 10.85%
Profit margin 2.97%
Book value $42.185
Market capitalisation USD$1.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Weis Markets shares

There are currently 1.7 million Weis Markets shares held short by investors – that's known as Weis Markets's "short interest". This figure is 18.7% down from 2.1 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)

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 111502.19560878). Weis Markets's SIR currently stands at 15.03. In other words for every 100,000 Weis Markets shares traded daily on the market, roughly 15030 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 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Weis Markets shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.1028% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Weis Markets shares, roughly 103 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 Weis Markets.

Find out more about how you can short Weis Markets stock.

Weis Markets share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 32.03% of net profits

Recently Weis Markets has paid out, on average, around 32.03% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.24% 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 2.24% 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 2 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 February 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Weis Markets's shares ever split?

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.

Weis Markets share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Weis Markets's shares have ranged in value from as little as $31.6665 up to $58.3098. 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 0.1323. This would suggest that Weis Markets's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Weis Markets overview

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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