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How to buy WEC Energy Group (WEC) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in WEC Energy Group stocks.
WEC Energy Group is an utilities-regulated electric business based in the US. WEC Energy Group stocks (WEC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $92.8 – an increase of 2.88% over the previous week. WEC Energy Group employs 7,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $8.5 billion.
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What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in WEC Energy Group?
- Has coronavirus impacted WEC Energy Group shares?
- WEC Energy Group shares summary
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- Is WEC Energy Group stock a buy or sell?
- WEC Energy Group performance over time
- Is WEC Energy Group suitable for ethical investing?
- Are WEC Energy Group shares over-valued?
- WEC Energy Group's financials
- How volatile are WEC Energy Group shares?
- Does WEC Energy Group pay a dividend?
- Have WEC Energy Group shares ever split?
- Other common questions
WEC Energy Group stock price (NYSE:WEC)Use our graph to track the performance of WEC stocks over time.
WEC Energy Group shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$106.53|
|52-week range||$85.01 - $108.39|
|50-day moving average||$101.19|
|200-day moving average||$94.89|
|Wall St. target price||$105.42|
|Dividend yield||$2.76 (2.77%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$4.29|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy WEC Energy Group stock?
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WEC Energy Group price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-19)||3.56%|
|1 month (2022-04-27)||4.35%|
|3 months (2022-03-01)||19.28%|
|6 months (2021-11-29)||17.73%|
|1 year (2021-05-28)||13.44%|
|2 years (2020-05-29)||16.13%|
|3 years (2019-05-29)||32.67%|
|5 years (2017-05-26)||70.58%|
Is WEC Energy Group under- or over-valued?
Valuing WEC Energy Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WEC Energy Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
WEC Energy Group's P/E ratio
WEC Energy Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, WEC Energy Group shares trade at around 25x 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.
WEC Energy Group's PEG ratio
WEC Energy Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.5011. 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 WEC Energy Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
WEC Energy Group's EBITDA
WEC Energy Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $3 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a WEC Energy Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
WEC Energy Group financials
|Revenue TTM||$8.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||22.26%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||3.1%|
|Return on equity TTM||12.09%|
|Market capitalisation||$34.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
WEC Energy Group'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 WEC Energy Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
WEC Energy Group's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 32.67
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and WEC Energy Group's overall score of 32.67 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty weak – landing it in it in the 67th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like WEC Energy Group 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.).
WEC Energy Group's environmental score
Environmental score: 21.21/100
WEC Energy Group's environmental score of 21.21 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that WEC Energy Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
WEC Energy Group's social score
Social score: 11.24/100
WEC Energy Group's social score of 11.24 puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that WEC Energy Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
WEC Energy Group's governance score
Governance score: 8.22/100
WEC Energy Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 4th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that WEC Energy Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
WEC Energy Group's controversy score
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. WEC Energy Group scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that WEC Energy Group has managed to keep its nose clean.
WEC Energy Group share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 65.5% of net profits
Recently WEC Energy Group has paid out, on average, around 65.5% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.77% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), WEC Energy Group shareholders could enjoy a 2.77% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In WEC Energy Group's case, that would currently equate to about $2.76 per share.
WEC Energy Group'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.
WEC Energy Group's most recent dividend payout was on 1 June 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 12 May 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have WEC Energy Group's shares ever split?
WEC Energy Group's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 2 March 2011. 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 WEC Energy Group shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for WEC Energy Group shares which in turn could have impacted WEC Energy Group's share price.
WEC Energy Group share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, WEC Energy Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $85.0092 up to $108.39. 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 WEC Energy Group's is 0.271. This would suggest that WEC Energy Group's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
WEC Energy Group overview
WEC Energy Group, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, provides regulated natural gas and electricity, and renewable and nonregulated renewable energy services in the United States. The company operates through six segments: Wisconsin, Illinois, Other States, Electric Transmission, Non-Utility Energy Infrastructure, and Corporate and Other. It generates and distributes electricity from coal, natural gas, oil, hydroelectric, wind, solar, and biomass sources; provides electric transmission services; offers retail natural gas distribution services; transports natural gas; and generates, distributes, and sells steam. As of December 31, 2021, it operated approximately 35,800 miles of overhead distribution lines and 35,600 miles of underground distribution cables, as well as 440 electric distribution substations and 510,500 line transformers; 50,900 miles of natural gas distribution mains; 1,200 miles of natural gas transmission mains; 2. 3 million natural gas lateral services; 500 natural gas distribution and transmission gate stations; and 68. 2 billion cubic feet of working gas capacities in underground natural gas storage fields.
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