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How to buy Wingstop stock

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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 238 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – WING – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  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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Wingstop share price

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Wingstop shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-23.
52-week range$112.05 - $172.68
50-day moving average $130.57
200-day moving average $135.54
Wall St. target price$159.68
PE ratio 181
Dividend yield $0.5 (0.35%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $0.78

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Is it a good time to buy Wingstop stock?

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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 181x. In other words, Wingstop shares trade at around 181x 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 9.5739. 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 $64.6 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 $248.8 million
Operating margin TTM 22.95%
Gross profit TTM $130.8 million
Return on assets TTM 18.9%
Return on equity TTM 0%
Profit margin 9.37%
Book value $-7.35
Market capitalisation $4.2 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 16.7% up from 2.2 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 601555.71428571). Wingstop's SIR currently stands at 4.2. In other words for every 100,000 Wingstop shares traded daily on the market, roughly 4200 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 0.09% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wingstop shares in existence, roughly 90 shares are currently held short) or 0.1181% 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

5%

Dividend payout ratio: 4.69% of net profits

Recently Wingstop has paid out, on average, around 4.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.39% 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 0.39% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wingstop's case, that would currently equate to about $0.5 per share.

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

Wingstop's most recent dividend payout was on 25 March 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Wingstop share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wingstop's shares have ranged in value from as little as $112.0464 up to $172.6825. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WING.US volatility(beta: 1.21)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 1.2068. 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 December 26, 2020, the company had 1,506 franchised restaurants and 32 company-owned restaurants in 44 states and 10 countries worldwide. Wingstop Inc. was founded in 1994 and is based in Dallas, Texas. .

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