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Wipro Limited is an information technology services business based in the US. Wipro shares (WIT) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Wipro employs 185,243 staff and has a market cap (total outstanding shares value) of USD$26.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Wipro

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  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 Wipro. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WIT. 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 Wipro 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$5.1, 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 Wipro, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Wipro. 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 Wipro's share price?

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

Its last market close was USD$5.1, which is 25.29% up on its pre-crash value of USD$3.81 and 102.38% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as USD$2.52.

If you had bought USD$1,000 worth of Wipro shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth USD$741.04 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$1,404.95.

Wipro share price

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Wipro shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-24.
Latest market close USD$5.1
52-week range USD$2.52 - USD$5.5
50-day moving average USD$5.0258
200-day moving average USD$4.1366
Wall St. target price USD$4.93
PE ratio 22.0175
Dividend yield USD$0.01 (0.46%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.247

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Is it a good time to buy Wipro stock?

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Wipro price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $5.1 from 2020-11-16

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1 month (2020-10-27) 3.87%
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Is Wipro under- or over-valued?

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

Wipro's P/E ratio

Wipro's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Wipro shares trade at around 22x 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.

Wipro's PEG ratio

Wipro's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.2645. 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 Wipro's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Wipro financials

Gross profit TTM USD$174.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 7.93%
Return on equity TTM 17.17%
Profit margin 15.75%
Book value $1.693
Market capitalisation USD$26.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Wipro shares

There are currently 11.8 million Wipro shares held short by investors – that's known as Wipro's "short interest". This figure is 2.5% down from 12.1 million last month.

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

Wipro's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Wipro's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wipro shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wipro shares traded daily (recently around 2.1 million). Wipro's SIR currently stands at 5.59. In other words for every 100,000 Wipro shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5590 shares are currently held short.

However Wipro's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wipro shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wipro shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wipro's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wipro shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wipro shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).

A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Wipro.

Find out more about how you can short Wipro stock.

Wipro share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 6.09% of net profits

Recently Wipro has paid out, on average, around 6.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.46% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wipro shareholders could enjoy a 0.46% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wipro's case, that would currently equate to about $0.01 per share.

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

Wipro's most recent dividend payout was on 12 February 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 January 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Wipro's shares ever split?

Wipro's shares were split on a 4:3 basis on 15 March 2019. So if you had owned 3 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 4 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Wipro shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 25% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Wipro shares which in turn could have impacted Wipro's share price.

Wipro share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wipro's shares have ranged in value from as little as $2.52 up to $5.5. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WIT.US volatility(beta: 0.6)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 Wipro's is 0.5974. This would suggest that Wipro's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Wipro overview

Wipro Limited operates as an information technology (IT), consulting, and business process services (BPS) company worldwide. It operates in three segments: IT Services, IT Products, and India State Run Enterprise Services (ISRE). The IT Services segment offers IT and IT-enabled services, including digital strategy advisory, customer-centric design, technology consulting, IT consulting, custom application design, development, re-engineering and maintenance, systems integration, package implementation, infrastructure, analytics, business process, research and development, and hardware and software design services to enterprises. It serves customers in various industry verticals, such as banking, financial services, and insurance; health business; consumer business; energy, natural resources, and utilities; manufacturing; technology; and communications. The IT Products segment provides a range of third-party IT products comprising enterprise platforms, networking solutions, software and data storage products, contact center infrastructure, enterprise security, IT optimization technologies, video solutions, and end-user computing solutions. It serves enterprises in various industries primarily in the India market, which comprise the government, defense, IT and IT-enabled services, telecommunications, manufacturing, utilities, education, and financial services sectors. The ISRE segment offers IT services to entities and/or departments owned or controlled by the Government of India and/or various Indian State Governments. The company has research collaboration agreements with the University of Texas at Austin; Tel Aviv University, Israel; Swinburne University, Melbourne; IIT Kharagpur; IIT Madras; IISc Bangalore; and University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore; and strategic relationship with Amazon Web Services in the area of DevOps. Wipro Limited was founded in 1945 and is based in Bengaluru, India.

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