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How to buy WPCarey stock | $75.26

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W. P. Carey Inc
NYSE: WPC - USD
REIT-DIVERSIFIED
$79.52
-$1.17 (-1.45%)

W. P. Carey Inc is a reit-diversified business based in the US. WPCarey shares (WPC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. WPCarey employs 188 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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WPCarey stock price (NYSE: WPC)

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WPCarey shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$75.26
52-week range$58.40 - $82.37
50-day moving average $77.67
200-day moving average $72.75
Wall St. target price$80.86
PE ratio 32.2244
Dividend yield $4.18 (5.2%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.50

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WPCarey price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $75.26 from 2021-05-26

1 week (2021-07-23) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) 0.19%
3 months (2021-05-03) -0.55%
6 months (2021-01-30) N/A
1 year (2020-07-30) N/A
2 years (2019-07-30) N/A
3 years (2018-07-30) N/A
5 years (2016-07-30) N/A

Is WPCarey under- or over-valued?

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

WPCarey's P/E ratio

WPCarey's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 32x. In other words, WPCarey shares trade at around 32x 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.

WPCarey's EBITDA

WPCarey's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.1 billion.

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

WPCarey financials

Revenue TTM $1.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 48.65%
Gross profit TTM $1.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.63%
Return on equity TTM 6.6%
Profit margin 35.81%
Book value $38.81
Market capitalisation $14.5 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting WPCarey shares

There are currently 3.5 million WPCarey shares held short by investors – that's known as WPCarey's "short interest". This figure is 52% down from 7.3 million last month.

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

WPCarey's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

WPCarey's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WPCarey shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WPCarey shares traded daily (recently around 963345.90163934). WPCarey's SIR currently stands at 3.66. In other words for every 100,000 WPCarey shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3660 shares are currently held short.

However WPCarey's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WPCarey shares, or, against the total number of tradable WPCarey shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WPCarey's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 WPCarey shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.02% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable WPCarey shares, roughly 20 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 WPCarey.

Find out more about how you can short WPCarey stock.

WPCarey's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like WPCarey.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

WPCarey's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 23.23

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and WPCarey's overall score of 23.23 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 17th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like WPCarey is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

WPCarey's environmental score

Environmental score: 8.59/100

WPCarey's environmental score of 8.59 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that WPCarey is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

WPCarey's social score

Social score: 12/100

WPCarey's social score of 12 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that WPCarey is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

WPCarey's governance score

Governance score: 10.65/100

WPCarey's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that WPCarey is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

W. P. Carey Inc was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 23.23
Total ESG percentile 17.46
Environmental score 8.59
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 12
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 10.65
Governance score percentile 8

WPCarey share dividends

1%

Dividend payout ratio: 1.24% of net profits

Recently WPCarey has paid out, on average, around 1.24% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.22% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WPCarey shareholders could enjoy a 5.22% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WPCarey's case, that would currently equate to about $4.18 per share.

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

WPCarey's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

WPCarey share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WPCarey's shares have ranged in value from as little as $58.3993 up to $82.37. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WPC.US volatility(beta: 0.76)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 WPCarey's is 0.7644. This would suggest that WPCarey's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

WPCarey overview

W. P. Carey ranks among the largest net lease REITs with an enterprise value of approximately $18 billion and a diversified portfolio of operationally-critical commercial real estate that includes 1,215 net lease properties covering approximately 142 million square feet as of September 30, 2020. For nearly five decades, the company has invested in high-quality single-tenant industrial, warehouse, office, retail and self-storage properties subject to long-term net leases with built-in rent escalators. Its portfolio is located primarily in the U. S. and Northern and Western Europe and is well-diversified by tenant, property type, geographic location and tenant industry.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of WPCarey is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.038% of WPCarey shares are held by insiders and 57.432% by institutions.
How many people work for WPCarey?
Latest data suggests 188 work at WPCarey.
When does the fiscal year end for WPCarey?
WPCarey's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is WPCarey based?
WPCarey's address is: One Manhattan West, New York, NY, United States, 10001
What is WPCarey's ISIN number?
WPCarey's international securities identification number is: US92936U1097
What is WPCarey's CUSIP number?
WPCarey's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 92930Y107

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