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How to buy Western Asset Mortgage Capital stock

Learn how to easily invest in Western Asset Mortgage Capital stock.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital is a reit-mortgage business based in the US. Western Asset Mortgage Capital shares (WMC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy Western Asset Mortgage Capital stock

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  3. Search for the stock by name or ticker symbol – WMC. It's that simple.

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital stock price (NYSE: WMC)

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-01-25.
Latest market close$11.42
52-week range$6.72 - $19.30
50-day moving average $9.16
200-day moving average $11.84
Wall St. target price$17.50
PE ratio 14.3044
Dividend yield $1.8 (15.3%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $-16.70

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $11.42 from 2023-01-27

1 week (2023-01-20) 9.18%
1 month (2022-12-30) 25.36%
3 months (2022-10-28) 5.94%
6 months (2022-07-29) -10.43%
1 year (2022-01-28) 443.81%
2 years (2021-01-29) 287.12%
3 years (2020-01-30) 7.03%
5 years (2018-01-29) 17.73%

Is Western Asset Mortgage Capital stock undervalued or overvalued?

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

Western Asset Mortgage Capital's P/E ratio

Western Asset Mortgage Capital's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 14x. In other words, Western Asset Mortgage Capital shares trade at around 14x 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.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital's PEG ratio

Western Asset Mortgage Capital's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.73. 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 Western Asset Mortgage Capital's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital financials

Operating margin TTM 125.49%
Gross profit TTM $-29,118,000
Return on assets TTM -3.6%
Return on equity TTM -6546.89%
Profit margin 0%
Book value $16.22
Market capitalisation $64 million

TTM: trailing 12 months

Western Asset Mortgage Capital share dividends

2%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.58% of net profits

Recently Western Asset Mortgage Capital has paid out, on average, around 1.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 15.3% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Western Asset Mortgage Capital shareholders could enjoy a 15.3% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Western Asset Mortgage Capital's case, that would currently equate to about $1.8 per share.

While Western Asset Mortgage Capital's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Western Asset Mortgage Capital is investing more in its future growth.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital's most recent dividend payout was on 25 January 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 29 December 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Western Asset Mortgage Capital's shares ever split?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital's shares were split on a 1:10 basis on 10 July 2022. So if you had owned 10 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 Western Asset Mortgage Capital shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 900% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for Western Asset Mortgage Capital shares which in turn could have impacted Western Asset Mortgage Capital's share price.

Western Asset Mortgage Capital share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Western Asset Mortgage Capital's shares have ranged in value from as little as $6.72 up to $19.3003. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WMC.US volatility(beta: 1.62)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 Western Asset Mortgage Capital's is 1.6163. This would suggest that Western Asset Mortgage Capital's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Western Asset Mortgage Capital overview

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust. It invests in, acquires, and manages a portfolio of assets with a focus on residential real estate related investments, including non-qualified mortgage loans, non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities (RMBS), and other related investments. The company qualifies as a real estate investment trust for federal income tax purposes. It generally would not be subject to federal corporate income taxes if it distributes at least 90% of its taxable income to its stockholders. Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation was incorporated in 2009 and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Western Asset Mortgage Capital is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.437% of Western Asset Mortgage Capital shares are held by insiders and 22.676% by institutions.
When does the fiscal year end for Western Asset Mortgage Capital?
Western Asset Mortgage Capital's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Western Asset Mortgage Capital based?
Western Asset Mortgage Capital's address is: 47 West 200 South, Salt Lake City, UT, United States, 84101
What is Western Asset Mortgage Capital's ISIN number?
Western Asset Mortgage Capital's international securities identification number is: US95790D1054
What is Western Asset Mortgage Capital's CUSIP number?
Western Asset Mortgage Capital's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 95790D105

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