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How to buy WesBanco stock | $36.94

Learn how to easily invest in WesBanco stock.

WesBanco Inc is a banks-regional business based in the US. WesBanco shares (WSBC) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WesBanco employs 2,459 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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WesBanco stock price (NASDAQ: WSBC)

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WesBanco shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-10-11.
Latest market close$36.94
52-week range$21.68 - $39.12
50-day moving average $33.21
200-day moving average $35.33
Wall St. target price$37.88
PE ratio 10.6955
Dividend yield $1.3 (3.6%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.42

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WesBanco price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $36.94 from 2021-10-15

1 week (2021-10-08) 0.93%
1 month (2021-09-16) 18.21%
3 months (2021-07-16) 10.93%
6 months (2021-04-16) 0.57%
1 year (2020-10-16) 56.26%
2 years (2019-10-16) -2.71%
3 years (2018-10-16) 42.13
5 years (2016-10-14) 13.00%

Is WesBanco under- or over-valued?

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

WesBanco's P/E ratio

WesBanco's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, WesBanco shares trade at around 11x 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.

WesBanco's PEG ratio

WesBanco's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.71. 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 WesBanco's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

WesBanco financials

Revenue TTM $642.2 million
Operating margin TTM 49.41%
Gross profit TTM $499.9 million
Return on assets TTM 1.41%
Return on equity TTM 8.89%
Profit margin 37.04%
Book value $39.96
Market capitalisation $2.4 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting WesBanco shares

There are currently 845,303 WesBanco shares held short by investors – that's known as WesBanco's "short interest". This figure is 9% down from 928,772 last month.

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

WesBanco's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

WesBanco's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WesBanco shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WesBanco shares traded daily (recently around 252329.25373134). WesBanco's SIR currently stands at 3.35. In other words for every 100,000 WesBanco shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3350 shares are currently held short.

However WesBanco's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WesBanco shares, or, against the total number of tradable WesBanco shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WesBanco's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WesBanco shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0139% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WesBanco shares, roughly 14 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 WesBanco.

Find out more about how you can short WesBanco stock.

WesBanco share dividends

37%

Dividend payout ratio: 37.32% of net profits

Recently WesBanco has paid out, on average, around 37.32% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.61% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WesBanco shareholders could enjoy a 3.61% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WesBanco's case, that would currently equate to about $1.3 per share.

While WesBanco's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that WesBanco may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

WesBanco's most recent dividend payout was on 30 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 September 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have WesBanco's shares ever split?

WesBanco's shares were split on a 3:2 basis on 3 August 1997. 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 WesBanco shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 33.3% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for WesBanco shares which in turn could have impacted WesBanco's share price.

WesBanco share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WesBanco's shares have ranged in value from as little as $21.6797 up to $39.1248. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WSBC.US volatility(beta: 1.08)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while WesBanco's is 1.0788. This would suggest that WesBanco's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

WesBanco overview

WesBanco, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for WesBanco Bank, Inc. that provides retail banking, corporate banking, personal and corporate trust, brokerage, and mortgage banking and insurance services. It operates in two segments, Community Banking, and Trust and Investment Services. The company offers commercial demand, individual demand, and time deposit accounts; money market accounts; interest bearing and non-interest bearing demand deposits, as well as savings deposits; and certificates of deposit. It also provides commercial real estate loans; commercial and industrial loans; residential real estate loans, including loans to purchase, construct, or refinance borrower's home; home equity lines of credit; installment loans to finance the purchase of automobiles, trucks, motorcycles, boats, and other recreational vehicles, as well as home equity installment loans, unsecured home improvement loans, and revolving lines of credit; and commercial, mortgage, and individual installment loans. In addition, the company offers trust and investment services, as well as various investment products comprising mutual funds and annuities; and securities brokerage services.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of WesBanco is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.779% of WesBanco shares are held by insiders and 64.332% by institutions.
How many people work for WesBanco?
Latest data suggests 2,459 work at WesBanco.
When does the fiscal year end for WesBanco?
WesBanco's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is WesBanco based?
WesBanco's address is: 1 Bank Plaza, Wheeling, WV, United States, 26003
What is WesBanco's ISIN number?
WesBanco's international securities identification number is: US9508101014
What is WesBanco's CUSIP number?
WesBanco's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 950810101

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