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How to buy W P Carey stock
Learn how to easily invest in W P Carey stock.
W P Carey Inc is a reit-diversified business based in the US. W P Carey shares (WPC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. W P Carey employs 183 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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W P Carey stock price (NYSE: WPC)Use our graph to track the performance of WPC stocks over time.
W P Carey shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$83.95|
|52-week range||$70.92 - $86.51|
|50-day moving average||$82.30|
|200-day moving average||$79.18|
|Wall St. target price||$88.70|
|Dividend yield||$4.214 (5.05%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$2.76|
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W P Carey price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-23)||-1.17%|
|1 month (2022-05-28)||N/A|
|3 months (2022-04-01)||2.49%|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||2.32%|
|1 year (2021-07-01)||12.38%|
|2 years (2020-07-01)||22.00%|
|3 years (2019-07-01)||4.51%|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||27.18%|
Is W P Carey stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing W P Carey stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of W P Carey's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
W P Carey's P/E ratio
W P Carey's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 31x. In other words, W P Carey shares trade at around 31x 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.
W P Carey's EBITDA
W P Carey's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a W P Carey's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
W P Carey financials
|Revenue TTM||$1.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||50.58%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||2.76%|
|Return on equity TTM||7.07%|
|Market capitalisation||$16.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
W P Carey'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 W P Carey.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
W P Carey'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 W P Carey'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 W P Carey 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.).
W P Carey's environmental score
Environmental score: 8.59/100
W P Carey's environmental score of 8.59 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that W P Carey is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
W P Carey's social score
Social score: 12/100
W P Carey's social score of 12 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that W P Carey is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
W P Carey's governance score
Governance score: 10.65/100
W P Carey's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that W P Carey 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
|Total ESG score||23.23|
|Total ESG percentile||17.46|
|Environmental score percentile||8|
|Social score percentile||8|
|Governance score percentile||8|
W P Carey share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 105.58% of net profits
Recently W P Carey has paid out, on average, around 105.58% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 5.05% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), W P Carey shareholders could enjoy a 5.05% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In W P Carey's case, that would currently equate to about $4.214 per share.
W P Carey's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
W P Carey's most recent dividend payout was on 14 July 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 28 June 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
W P Carey share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, W P Carey's shares have ranged in value from as little as $70.9243 up to $86.51. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while W P Carey's is 0.7178. This would suggest that W P Carey's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
W P Carey 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.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of W P Carey is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.103% of W P Carey shares are held by insiders and 62.225% by institutions. How many people work for W P Carey?
Latest data suggests 183 work at W P Carey. When does the fiscal year end for W P Carey?
W P Carey's fiscal year ends in December. Where is W P Carey based?
W P Carey's address is: One Manhattan West, New York, NY, United States, 10001 What is W P Carey's ISIN number?
W P Carey's international securities identification number is: US92936U1097 What is W P Carey's CUSIP number?
W P Carey's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 92930Y107
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