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How to buy Wolverine World Wide stock

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Wolverine World Wide, Inc is a footwear & accessories business based in the US. Wolverine World Wide shares (WWW) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Wolverine World Wide employs 3,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$1.8 billion.

How to buy shares in Wolverine World Wide

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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 Wolverine World Wide. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: WWW. 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 Wolverine World Wide 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. 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 Wolverine World Wide, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Wolverine World Wide. 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.

Wolverine World Wide share price

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Wolverine World Wide shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-04-09.
52-week rangeUSD$15.343 - USD$41.6924
50-day moving average USD$37.5446
200-day moving average USD$31.632
Wall St. target priceUSD$39.68
PE ratio 88.481
Dividend yield USD$0.4 (1.05%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$0.395

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Is it a good time to buy Wolverine World Wide stock?

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Is Wolverine World Wide under- or over-valued?

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

Wolverine World Wide's P/E ratio

Wolverine World Wide's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 88x. In other words, Wolverine World Wide shares trade at around 88x 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.

Wolverine World Wide's PEG ratio

Wolverine World Wide's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.72. 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 Wolverine World Wide's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Wolverine World Wide's EBITDA

Wolverine World Wide's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$115.8 million.

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

Wolverine World Wide financials

Revenue TTM USD$1.8 billion
Operating margin TTM 4.63%
Gross profit TTM USD$735.6 million
Return on assets TTM 2.25%
Return on equity TTM -20.51%
Profit margin -7.64%
Book value $6.835
Market capitalisation USD$3.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Wolverine World Wide shares

There are currently 3.1 million Wolverine World Wide shares held short by investors – that's known as Wolverine World Wide's "short interest". This figure is 7.6% down from 3.4 million last month.

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

Wolverine World Wide's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Wolverine World Wide's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Wolverine World Wide shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Wolverine World Wide shares traded daily (recently around 516532.94509151). Wolverine World Wide's SIR currently stands at 6.01. In other words for every 100,000 Wolverine World Wide shares traded daily on the market, roughly 6010 shares are currently held short.

However Wolverine World Wide's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Wolverine World Wide shares, or, against the total number of tradable Wolverine World Wide shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Wolverine World Wide's short interest could be expressed as 0.04% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Wolverine World Wide shares in existence, roughly 40 shares are currently held short) or 0.0521% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Wolverine World Wide shares, roughly 52 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 Wolverine World Wide.

Find out more about how you can short Wolverine World Wide stock.

Wolverine World Wide share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 43.48% of net profits

Recently Wolverine World Wide has paid out, on average, around 43.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Wolverine World Wide shareholders could enjoy a 1.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wolverine World Wide's case, that would currently equate to about $0.4 per share.

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

Wolverine World Wide's most recent dividend payout was on 2 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Wolverine World Wide's shares ever split?

Wolverine World Wide's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 3 November 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Wolverine World Wide shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Wolverine World Wide shares which in turn could have impacted Wolverine World Wide's share price.

Wolverine World Wide share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wolverine World Wide's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.343 up to $41.6924. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WWW.US volatility(beta: 1.85)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 Wolverine World Wide's is 1.845. This would suggest that Wolverine World Wide's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Wolverine World Wide overview

Wolverine World Wide, Inc. designs, manufactures, sources, markets, licenses, and distributes footwear, apparel, and accessories in the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, the Asia Pacific, Canada and Latin America. The company operates through two segments, Wolverine Michigan Group and Wolverine Boston Group. It offers casual footwear and apparel; performance outdoor and athletic footwear and apparel; kids' footwear; industrial work boots and apparel; and uniform shoes and boots. The company sources, markets, and licenses a range of footwear styles, such as shoes, boots, and sandals under the Bates, Cat, Chaco, Harley-Davidson, Hush Puppies, Hytest, Keds, Merrell, Saucony, Sperry, Wolverine, and Stride Rite brands. It also markets Merrell and Wolverine branded apparel and accessories, as well as licenses its brands for use on non-footwear products, including the Hush Puppies apparel, eyewear, watches, socks, handbags, and plush toys; Wolverine branded eyewear and gloves; and Keds, Saucony, and Sperry branded apparel. In addition, the company markets pigskin leather under the Wolverine Warrior Leather, Weather Tight, and All Season Weather Leathers trademarks for use in the footwear industry. Further, it operates brick and mortar retail stores, and e-commerce sites. The company sells its products to department stores, national chains, catalog and specialty retailers, independent retailers, uniform outlets, and mass merchant and government customers through retail stores, as well as through third-party licensees and distributors. As of January 2, 2021, it operated 97 retail stores, as well as 37 consumer direct e-commerce sites. Wolverine World Wide, Inc. was founded in 1883 and is based in Rockford, Michigan.

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