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How to buy Wex (WEX) stocks

Learn how to easily invest in Wex stocks.

Wex Inc
NYSE: WEX - USD
$159.54
- $2.33 ( - 1.44%)
SOFTWARE-INFRASTRUCTURE

Wex is a software-infrastructure business based in the US. Wex stocks (WEX.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $191.87 – an increase of 7.23% over the previous week. Wex employs 5,600 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $2 billion.

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  3. Confirm your payment details. Fund your account.
  4. Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – WEX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
  5. Purchase now or later. Buy your desired number of stocks with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches a desired price.
  6. Check in on your investment. Optimize your portfolio by tracking your stock.

Wex stock price (NYSE:WEX)

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Wex shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-06-24.
Latest market close$161.87
52-week range$123.01 - $208.38
50-day moving average $163.27
200-day moving average $160.85
Wall St. target price$210.21
PE ratio 58.6911
Dividend yield $0 (0%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.76

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Is it a good time to buy Wex stock?

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Wex price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $161.87 from 2022-06-24

1 week (2022-06-21) 2.69%
1 month (2022-05-27) -4.35%
3 months (2022-03-24) -9.13%
6 months (2021-12-24) N/A
1 year (2021-06-28) -16.06%
2 years (2020-06-26) 4.09%
3 years (2019-06-28) 208.1
5 years (2017-06-27) 58.59%

Is Wex under- or over-valued?

Valuing Wex stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Wex's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Wex's P/E ratio

Wex's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 59x. In other words, Wex shares trade at around 59x 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.

Wex's PEG ratio

Wex's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5153. 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 Wex's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Wex's EBITDA

Wex's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $614.2 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Wex's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Wex financials

Revenue TTM $2 billion
Operating margin TTM 21.26%
Gross profit TTM $1.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 2.65%
Return on equity TTM 10.2%
Profit margin 3.38%
Book value $42.83
Market capitalisation $7.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Wex share dividends

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

Wex share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wex's shares have ranged in value from as little as $123.01 up to $208.38. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

WEX.US volatility(beta: 1.62)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 Wex's is 1.6216. This would suggest that Wex's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Wex overview

WEX Inc. provides financial technology services in the United States and internationally. It operates through three segments: Fleet Solutions, Travel and Corporate Solutions, and Health and Employee Benefit Solutions. The Fleet Solutions segment offers fleet vehicle payment processing services. Its services include customer, account activation, and account retention services; authorization and billing inquiries, and account maintenance services; credit and collections services; merchant services; analytics solutions with access to web-based data analytics platform that offers insights to fleet managers; and ancillary services and tools to fleets to manage expenses and capital requirements. This segment markets its products directly and indirectly to commercial and government vehicle fleet customers with small, medium, and large fleets, as well as with over-the-road and long haul fleets; and indirectly through co-branded and private label relationships. The Travel and Corporate Solutions segment provides payment solutions, including embedded payments; and accounts payable automation and spend management solutions.

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