How to buy John Wiley & Sons shares

John Wiley & Sons shares have fallen 0.00% from their previous closing price ($54.38). Learn how to easily invest in John Wiley & Sons shares in the UK.

John Wiley & Sons Inc (JW.A) is a publicly traded publishing business based in the US which employs around 7,400 staff. John Wiley & Sons is listed on the NYSE and traded in US dollars.

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  6. Buy your shares. Place a market order or limit order with your preferred number of shares. It's that simple.
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Alternative ways to invest in John Wiley & Sons

Buying shares in just one company is generally considered a riskier bet than investing in a range of investments - AKA a "diversified portfolio". Experts generally recommend holding a mix of investments in specific assets and funds. Funds are ready-made portfolios of multiple companies' shares (potentially including John Wiley & Sons), and the idea is that drops in the value of one constituent company's share price might be offset by rises in others.

John Wiley & Sons is a major part of the NYSE, so it's included in many global funds and investment trusts, as well as tracker-style exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Is it a good time to buy John Wiley & Sons stock?

Only you can make the decision on the time to leap... but here's some supporting information and analysis.

The gauge below shows real-time ratings that are based on 26 popular indicators such as moving averages, for specific time periods. It's not a recommendation but is simply technical analysis that can form part of your research.

Finder might not agree with the analysis and we take no responsibility. We also give no representations or warranty on the accuracy or completeness of the information provided on this page.

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All investing should be regarded as longer term. The value of your investments can go up and down, and you may get back less than you invest. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. If you’re not sure which investments are right for you, please seek out a financial adviser. Capital at risk.

Is John Wiley & Sons under- or over-valued?

Valuing a stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge value. Check out the John Wiley & Sons P/E ratio, PEG ratio and EBITDA

John Wiley & Sons's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, John Wiley & Sons shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the United States stock markets on average as of November 09, 2023 (20.44).

However, John Wiley & Sons's P/E ratio is best considered in relation to those of others within the industry or those of similar companies.

John Wiley & Sons's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.0251. A PEG ratio over 1 can be interpreted as meaning shares are overvalued at the current rate of growth, or may anticipate an acceleration in growth.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into John Wiley & Sons's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

However, it's sensible to consider John Wiley & Sons's PEG ratio in relation to those of similar companies.

John Wiley & Sons's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $345.1 million (£0.0 million).

The EBITDA is a measure of a John Wiley & Sons's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

To put that into context you can compare it against similar companies.

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