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How to buy WESCO International (WCC) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in WESCO International stocks.

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 – a decrease of 5.71% over the previous week. WESCO International employs 18,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $19.1 billion.

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WESCO International stock price (NYSE:WCC)

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WESCO International shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-25.
Latest market close$107.10
52-week range$93.80 - $144.43
50-day moving average $124.34
200-day moving average $124.95
Wall St. target price$178.10
PE ratio 11.1879
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $10.15

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Is it a good time to buy WESCO International stock?

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WESCO International price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $107.1 from 2022-06-30

1 week (2022-06-24) -5.71%
1 month (2022-06-02) -21.52%
3 months (2022-04-01) -18.86%
6 months (2021-12-30) -17.56%
1 year (2021-07-02) 3.24%
2 years (2020-07-02) 232.82%
3 years (2019-07-02) 114.07%
5 years (2017-06-30) 86.91%

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 11x. In other words, WESCO International shares trade at around 11x 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.

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 0.8304. 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 WESCO International's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

WESCO International's EBITDA

WESCO International's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.3 billion.

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 $19.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 5.82%
Gross profit TTM $3.8 billion
Return on assets TTM 5.55%
Return on equity TTM 15.99%
Profit margin 3.07%
Book value $78.36
Market capitalisation $5.8 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

WESCO International share dividends

We're not expecting WESCO International to pay a dividend over the next 12 months.

Have WESCO International's shares ever split?

WESCO International's shares were split on a 5:289 basis on 13 May 1999. So if you had owned 289 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your WESCO International shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 5680% higher share price could have impacted the market appetite for WESCO International shares which in turn could have impacted WESCO International's share price.

WESCO International share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, WESCO International's shares have ranged in value from as little as $93.8 up to $144.43. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WCC.US volatility(beta: 2.17)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 WESCO International's is 2.172. This would suggest that WESCO International's shares 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 services, and supply chain solutions in the United States, Canada, and internationally. It operates through 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, automation and connected devices, security, lighting, wire and cable, and safety, as well as maintenance, repair, and operating (MRO) products. This segment also offers contractor solutions, direct and indirect manufacturing supply chain optimization programs, lighting and renewables advisory services, and digital and automation solutions. The CSS segment operates in the network infrastructure and security markets. This segment sells products directly to end-users or through various channels, including data communications contractors, security, network, professional audio/visual, and systems integrators.

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