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How to buy Weis Markets stock | $52.45

Learn how to easily invest in Weis Markets stock.

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 23,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of shares with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
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Weis Markets stock price (NYSE: WMK)

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Weis Markets shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-19.
Latest market close$52.45
52-week range$43.64 - $59.01
50-day moving average $55.61
200-day moving average $54.26
Wall St. target price$31.00
PE ratio 12.1331
Dividend yield $1.24 (2.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.03

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Is it a good time to buy Weis Markets stock?

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Weis Markets price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $52.45 from 2021-09-24

1 week (2021-09-17) -2.22%
1 month (2021-08-26) -5.22%
3 months (2021-06-25) 0.29%
6 months (2021-03-26) -8.80%
1 year (2020-09-25) 9.89%
2 years (2019-09-26) 36.91%
3 years (2018-09-26) 19.61%
5 years (2016-09-26) 53.3

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 $250 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 $4.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 3.61%
Gross profit TTM $1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.16%
Return on equity TTM 944.18%
Profit margin 2.66%
Book value $44.11
Market capitalisation $1.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Weis Markets shares

There are currently 2.2 million Weis Markets shares held short by investors – that's known as Weis Markets's "short interest". This figure is 1.6% down from 2.2 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 67645.566124578). Weis Markets's SIR currently stands at 32.59. In other words for every 100,000 Weis Markets shares traded daily on the market, roughly 32590 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 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Weis Markets shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1352% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Weis Markets shares, roughly 135 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.

Weis Markets share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 30.15% of net profits

Recently Weis Markets has paid out, on average, around 30.15% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.31% 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 2.31% 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 8 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Weis Markets's shares ever split?

Weis Markets's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 25 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 $43.6415 up to $59.0105. 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 0.095. 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, 2020, the company owned and operated 197 retail food stores including 4 stores in Delaware, 49 stores in Maryland, 6 stores in New Jersey, 9 stores in New York, 117 stores in Pennsylvania, 9 stores in Virginia, and 2 stores in West Virginia. Weis Markets, Inc. was founded in 1912 and is based in Sunbury, Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Weis Markets is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 39.396% of Weis Markets shares are held by insiders and 41.823% by institutions.
How many people work for Weis Markets?
Latest data suggests 23,000 work at Weis Markets.
When does the fiscal year end for Weis Markets?
Weis Markets's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Weis Markets based?
Weis Markets's address is: 1000 South Second Street, Sunbury, PA, United States, 17801-0471
What is Weis Markets's ISIN number?
Weis Markets's international securities identification number is: US9488491047
What is Weis Markets's CUSIP number?
Weis Markets's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 948849104

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