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How to buy West Fraser Timber stock in Canada
Learn how to buy West Fraser Timber stock in 5 easy steps.
West Fraser Timber is a lumber & wood production business based in Canada. West Fraser Timber stocks (WFG.TO) are listed on the TO and all prices are listed in Canadian Dollars. Its last market close was C$95.08 – a decrease of 3.64% over the previous week. West Fraser Timber employs 11,000 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around C$8.2 billion.
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- Buy the stock. Place your order. It's that simple.
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- Can I buy shares in West Fraser Timber?
- Has coronavirus impacted West Fraser Timber shares?
- West Fraser Timber shares summary
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- Is West Fraser Timber stock a buy or sell?
- West Fraser Timber performance over time
- Are West Fraser Timber shares over-valued?
- West Fraser Timber's financials
- How volatile are West Fraser Timber shares?
- Does West Fraser Timber pay a dividend?
- Have West Fraser Timber shares ever split?
- Other common questions
West Fraser Timber stock price (TO:WFG)Use our graph to track the performance of WFG stocks over time.
West Fraser Timber shares at a glance
|Latest market close||C$95.08|
|52-week range||C$91.06 - C$131.28|
|50-day moving average||C$98.99|
|200-day moving average||C$104.16|
|Wall St. target price||C$137.93|
|Dividend yield||C$1.2 (1.7%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||C$14.25|
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West Fraser Timber price performance over time
Historical closes compared with the close of C$95.08 from 2023-06-02
|1 week (2023-05-30)||95.08|
|1 month (2023-05-05)||-5.28%|
|3 months (2023-03-06)||-9.82%|
|6 months (2022-12-06)||-6.97%|
|1 year (2022-06-02)||-15.50%|
|2 years (2021-06-04)||6.63%|
|3 years (2020-06-05)||104.69%|
|5 years (2018-06-05)||96.5|
Is West Fraser Timber stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing West Fraser Timber stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of West Fraser Timber's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
West Fraser Timber's P/E ratio
West Fraser Timber's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 7x. In other words, West Fraser Timber shares trade at around 7x recent earnings.
West Fraser Timber's EBITDA
West Fraser Timber's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is C$1.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a West Fraser Timber's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
West Fraser Timber financials
|Revenue TTM||C$8.2 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.3%|
|Gross profit TTM||C$4.6 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.5%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.45%|
|Market capitalisation||C$7.8 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
West Fraser Timber share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 19.09% of net profits
Recently West Fraser Timber has paid out, on average, around 19.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.7% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), West Fraser Timber shareholders could enjoy a 1.7% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In West Fraser Timber's case, that would currently equate to about C$1.2 per share.
While West Fraser Timber's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that West Fraser Timber is investing more in its future growth.
West Fraser Timber's most recent dividend payout was on 3 April 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 15 March 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have West Fraser Timber's shares ever split?
West Fraser Timber's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 13 January 2014. 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 West Fraser Timber shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for West Fraser Timber shares which in turn could have impacted West Fraser Timber's share price.
West Fraser Timber share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, West Fraser Timber's shares have ranged in value from as little as C$91.06 up to C$131.2826. 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 (TO average) beta is 1, while West Fraser Timber's is 2.0034. This would suggest that West Fraser Timber's shares are significantly more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent a higher risk.
West Fraser Timber overview
West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. , a diversified wood products company, engages in manufacturing, selling, marketing, and distributing lumber, engineered wood products, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and other residuals and renewable energy. It offers spruce-pine-fir and southern yellow pine lumber, treated wood products, medium density fiberboard panels and plywood, oriented strand board, and laminated veneer lumber wood products, as well as particleboards. The company also provides northern bleached softwood Kraft pulp and bleached chemical thermo-mechanical pulp used to produce various paper products, including printing and writing papers, paperboard products, tissue and towel products, and a variety of other paper grades. Its products are used in home construction, repair and remodeling, papers, tissue, and box materials, and industrial applications. The company sells its products to major retail chains, contractor supply yards, and wholesalers, as well as industrial customers for further processing or as components for other products in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, Asia, and internationally.
West Fraser Timber in the news
WEST FRASER ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF ERIC L. BUTLER TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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