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How to buy WESCO International stock in Canada | $106.63
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WESCO International is an industrial distribution business based in the US. WESCO International stocks (WCC.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $100.23 – an increase of 2.62% over the previous week. WESCO International employs 18,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14.4 billion.
How to buy WESCO International stock in Canada
- Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our stock trading table below can help you choose.
- Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
- Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
- Search the platform for stock code: WCC in this case.
- Research WESCO International stocks. The platform should provide the latest information available.
- Buy your WESCO International stocks. It's that simple.
What's in this guide?
- Can I buy shares in WESCO International?
- Has coronavirus impacted WESCO International shares?
- WESCO International shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is WESCO International stock a buy or sell?
- WESCO International performance over time
- Can I short WESCO International shares?
- Are WESCO International shares over-valued?
- WESCO International's financials
- How volatile are WESCO International shares?
- Does WESCO International pay a dividend?
- Have WESCO International shares ever split?
- Other common questions
How has Coronavirus impacted WESCO International's stock price?
Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, WESCO International's stock price has had significant positive movement.
Its last market close was $106.63, which is 54.70% up on its pre-crash value of $48.3 and 688.98% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the stocks fell as low as $13.515.
If you had bought $1,000 worth of WESCO International stocks at the start of February 2020, those stocks would have been worth $384.56 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 $2,198.71.
WESCO International stock priceUse our graph to track the performance of WCC stocks over time.
WESCO International stocks at a glance
|Latest market close||$106.63|
|52-week range||$38.38 - $113.1|
|50-day moving average||$102.8591|
|200-day moving average||$93.5958|
|Wall St. target price||$120.67|
|Dividend yield||N/A (0%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.65|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy WESCO International stock?
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WESCO International price performance over time
|1 month (2021-07-02)||2.79%|
|3 months (2021-04-30)||16.26%|
Is WESCO International under- or over-valued?
Valuing WESCO International stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of WESCO International's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
WESCO International's P/E ratio
WESCO International's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 64x. In other words, WESCO International stocks trade at around 64x 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 stocks or simply that they're over-valued.
WESCO International's PEG ratio
WESCO International's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.0165. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the stocks offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into WESCO International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the stock prices of multiple high-growth companies.
WESCO International's EBITDA
WESCO International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$772.3 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a WESCO International's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
WESCO International financials
|Revenue TTM||USD$14.4 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.44%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$2.4 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||4.68%|
|Return on equity TTM||4.46%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$5.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
How to short and sell WESCO International stocks
- Create a CFD or spread betting account.
- Search for the stock code. E.g. "WCC.US"
- Choose your position size.
- Select "sell" rather than "buy".
- Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.
There are currently 954,380 WESCO International stocks held short by investors – that's known as WESCO International's "short interest". This figure is 28.6% down from 1.3 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting WESCO International stocks can be evaluated.
WESCO International's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
WESCO International's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of WESCO International stocks currently shorted divided by the average quantity of WESCO International stocks traded daily (recently around 353474.07407407). WESCO International's SIR currently stands at 2.7. In other words for every 100,000 WESCO International stocks traded daily on the market, roughly 2700 stocks are currently held short.
However WESCO International's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of WESCO International stocks, or, against the total number of tradable WESCO International stocks (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case WESCO International's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding stocks (for every 100,000 WESCO International stocks in existence, roughly 20 stocks are currently held short) or 0.0217% of the tradable stocks (for every 100,000 tradable WESCO International stocks, roughly 22 stocks are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the stock price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against WESCO International.
Find out more about how you can short WESCO International stock.
WESCO International stock dividends
We're not expecting WESCO International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months. However, you can browse other dividend-paying stocks in our guide.
Have WESCO International stocks ever split?
WESCO International stocks were split on a 1:57 basis on 10 May 1999. So if you had owned 57 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1 share. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your WESCO International stocks – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5600% higher stock price could have impacted the market appetite for WESCO International stocks which in turn could have impacted WESCO International's stock price.
WESCO International stock price volatility
Over the last 12 months, WESCO International's stocks have ranged in value from as little as $38.38 up to $113.1. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a stocks volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while WESCO International's is 2.444. This would suggest that WESCO International's stocks are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
WESCO International overview
WESCO International, Inc. provides business-to-business distribution, logistics, and supply chain solutions in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates in three segments: Electrical & Electronic Solutions (EES), Communications & Security Solutions (CSS), and Utility and Broadband Solutions (UBS). The EES segment supplies products and supply chain solutions, including electrical equipment and supplies, wires and cables, lubricants, pipes, valves, fittings, fasteners, cutting tools, power transmission products, and safety products, as well as assemblies and components; and provides various value-added services, such as supplier consolidation, design and technical support, just-in-time supply and electronic commerce, and supply chain management services to the construction, industrial, and original equipment manufacturing markets. The CSS segment provides copper and fiber optic cable and connectivity, access control, video surveillance, intrusion and fire/life safety, cabinets, power, cable management, wireless, professional audio/video, voice and networking switches, and other ancillary products; and value-added supply chain solutions, including inventory management, product packaging and enhancement, and customized supply chain services to the network infrastructure and security markets. The UBS segment supplies electrical transmission and distribution, power plant maintenance, repair and operations supplies, and smart-grid products; arranges materials management and procurement outsourcing services for the power generation, transmission, and distribution industries; and offers conductors, transformers, overhead transmission and distribution hardware, switches, protective devices and underground distribution products, connectors, critical components, and lighting and conduit products for the investor-owned utilities, public power companies, and contractors. The company was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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