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How to buy WESCO International (WCC) stock

Learn how to easily invest in WESCO International stock.

WESCO International, Inc
NYSE: WCC - USD
INDUSTRIAL DISTRIBUTION
$101.63
+$1.76 (+1.76%)

WESCO International, Inc is an industrial distribution business based in the US. WESCO International shares (WCC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WESCO International employs 18,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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WESCO International stock price (NYSE: WCC)

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WESCO International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-23.
Latest market close$106.63
52-week range$37.72 - $113.10
50-day moving average $104.07
200-day moving average $92.89
Wall St. target price$120.67
PE ratio 60.5273
Dividend yield N/A (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $1.65

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WESCO International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $106.63 from 2021-05-26

1 week (2021-07-14) N/A
1 month (2021-06-25) 4.19%
3 months (2021-04-21) N/A
6 months (2021-01-21) N/A
1 year (2020-07-21) N/A
2 years (2019-07-21) N/A
3 years (2018-07-21) N/A
5 years (2016-07-21) N/A

Is WESCO International under- or over-valued?

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

WESCO International's P/E ratio

WESCO International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 61x. In other words, WESCO International shares trade at around 61x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

WESCO International's PEG ratio

WESCO International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0093. 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 WESCO International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

WESCO International's EBITDA

WESCO International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $772.3 million.

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

WESCO International financials

Revenue TTM $14.4 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.44%
Gross profit TTM $2.4 billion
Return on assets TTM 4.68%
Return on equity TTM 4.46%
Profit margin 0.87%
Book value $67.90
Market capitalisation $5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting WESCO International shares

There are currently 932,818 WESCO International shares held short by investors – that's known as WESCO International's "short interest". This figure is 23.1% down from 1.2 million last month.

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

WESCO International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

WESCO International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WESCO International shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WESCO International shares traded daily (recently around 433868.8372093). WESCO International's SIR currently stands at 2.15. In other words for every 100,000 WESCO International shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2150 shares are currently held short.

However WESCO International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WESCO International shares, or, against the total number of tradable WESCO International shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WESCO International's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WESCO International shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0212% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WESCO International shares, roughly 21 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 WESCO International.

Find out more about how you can short WESCO International stock.

WESCO International share dividends

We're not expecting WESCO International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have WESCO International's shares ever split?

WESCO International's shares were split on a 1:57 basis on 10 May 1999. So if you had owned 57 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your WESCO International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5600% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for WESCO International shares which in turn could have impacted WESCO International's share price.

WESCO International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WESCO International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $37.72 up to $113.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WCC.US volatility(beta: 2.44)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 WESCO International's is 2.444. This would suggest that WESCO International's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.

WESCO International overview

WESCO International, Inc. provides business-to-business distribution, logistics, and supply chain solutions in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical & Electronic Solutions (EES), Communications & Security Solutions (CSS), and Utility and Broadband Solutions (UBS). The EES segment supplies products and supply chain solutions, including electrical equipment and supplies, wires and cables, lubricants, pipes, valves, fittings, fasteners, cutting tools, power transmission products, and safety products, as well as assemblies and components; and provides various value-added services, such as supplier consolidation, design and technical support, just-in-time supply and electronic commerce, and supply chain management services to the construction, industrial, and original equipment manufacturing markets. The CSS segment provides copper and fiber optic cable and connectivity, access control, video surveillance, intrusion and fire/life safety, cabinets, power, cable management, wireless, professional audio/video, voice and networking switches, and other ancillary products; and value-added supply chain solutions, including inventory management, product packaging and enhancement, and customized supply chain services to the network infrastructure and security markets. The UBS segment supplies electrical transmission and distribution, power plant maintenance, repair and operations supplies, and smart-grid products; arranges materials management and procurement outsourcing services for the power generation, transmission, and distribution industries; and offers conductors, transformers, overhead transmission and distribution hardware, switches, protective devices and underground distribution products, connectors, critical components, and lighting and conduit products for the investor-owned utilities, public power companies, and contractors. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of WESCO International is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.876% of WESCO International shares are held by insiders and 95.567% by institutions.
How many people work for WESCO International?
Latest data suggests 18,000 work at WESCO International.
When does the fiscal year end for WESCO International?
WESCO International's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is WESCO International based?
WESCO International's address is: 225 West Station Square Drive, Pittsburgh, PA, United States, 15219
What is WESCO International's ISIN number?
WESCO International's international securities identification number is: US95082P1057
What is WESCO International's CUSIP number?
WESCO International's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 95082P105

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