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Wingstop Inc is a restaurants business based in the US. Wingstop shares (WING) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Wingstop employs 209 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$224.6 million.

How to buy shares in Wingstop

  1. Compare share trading platforms. If you're a beginner, look for a platform with low commissions, expert ratings and investment tools to track your portfolio. Narrow down top brands with our comparison table.
  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 Wingstop. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WING. 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 Wingstop 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. At last close price of USD$129.91, 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 Wingstop, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Wingstop. 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.

How has coronavirus impacted Wingstop's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Wingstop's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was USD$129.91, which is 23.28% up on its pre-crash value of USD$99.67 and 193.45% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$44.27.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Wingstop shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$680.32 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth USD$1,408.22.

Wingstop share price

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Wingstop shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-10-20.
Latest market closeUSD$129.91
52-week rangeUSD$44.27 - USD$170
50-day moving average USD$137.77
200-day moving average USD$132.7865
Wall St. target priceUSD$162.43
PE ratio 139.2292
Dividend yield USD$0.56 (0.43%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.96

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Is it a good time to buy Wingstop stock?

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Wingstop price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $129.91 from 2020-10-16

1 week (2020-10-23) 2.69%
1 month (2020-10-01) -7.43%
3 months (2020-07-31) -16.86%
6 months (2020-05-01) 9.92%
1 year (2019-10-31) 55.71%
2 years (2018-10-31) 107.46%
3 years (2017-10-31) 283.55%
5 years (2015-10-30) 461.65%

Is Wingstop under- or over-valued?

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

Wingstop's P/E ratio

Wingstop's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 139x. In other words, Wingstop shares trade at around 139x 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.

Wingstop's PEG ratio

Wingstop's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 8.2202. 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 Wingstop's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Wingstop's EBITDA

Wingstop's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$62 million.

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

Wingstop financials

Revenue TTM USD$224.6 million
Operating margin TTM 25%
Gross profit TTM USD$105.7 million
Return on assets TTM 19.99%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 12.73%
Book value $-7.349
Market capitalisation USD$3.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Wingstop shares

There are currently 2.5 million Wingstop shares held short by investors – that's known as Wingstop's "short interest". This figure is 23.6% down from 3.3 million last month.

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

Wingstop's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Wingstop's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wingstop shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wingstop shares traded daily (recently around 899295.34050179). Wingstop's SIR currently stands at 2.79. In other words for every 100,000 Wingstop shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2790 shares are currently held short.

However Wingstop's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wingstop shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wingstop shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wingstop's short interest could be expressed as 0.08% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wingstop shares in existence, roughly 80 shares are currently held short) or 0.1178% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wingstop shares, roughly 118 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 Wingstop.

Find out more about how you can short Wingstop stock.

Wingstop share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 47% of net profits

Recently Wingstop has paid out, on average, around 47% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.43% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wingstop shareholders could enjoy a 0.43% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wingstop's case, that would currently equate to about $0.56 per share.

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

Wingstop's most recent dividend payout was on 11 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 27 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Wingstop share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wingstop's shares have ranged in value from as little as $44.27 up to $170. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WING.US volatility(beta: 1.06)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 Wingstop's is 1.0596. This would suggest that Wingstop'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).

Wingstop overview

Wingstop Inc., together with its subsidiaries, franchises and operates restaurants under the Wingstop brand name. Its restaurants offer classic wings, boneless wings, and tenders that are cooked-to-order, and hand-sauced and tossed in various flavors. As of June 30, 2020, the company operated and franchised 1,400 worldwide. Wingstop Inc. was founded in 1994 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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