How to buy Wheaton Precious Metals (WPM) shares in the UK

Learn how to easily invest in Wheaton Precious Metals shares.

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp (WPM) is a publicly traded gold business based in Canada. In the week up to 4 October Wheaton Precious Metals shares surged 17.89% to a closing position of $34.8. However, over the last 12 months, Wheaton Precious Metals's share price has fallen by 14.63% from $37.8. Wheaton Precious Metals is listed on the NYSE and employs 44 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Wheaton Precious Metals

  1. Choose a platform. If you're a beginner, our share-dealing table below can help you choose.
  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: WPM in this case.
  5. Research Wheaton Precious Metals shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Wheaton Precious Metals shares. It's that simple.
The whole process can take as little as 15 minutes. You'll need a smartphone or computer, an internet connection, your passport or driving licence and a means of payment.

Fees for buying 20x Wheaton Precious Metals shares with popular platforms

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Wheaton Precious Metals share price (NYSE:WPM)

Use our graph to track the performance of WPM stocks over time.

Wheaton Precious Metals price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the last close of $32.27

1 week (2022-09-29) 1.70%
6 months (2022-04-06) -33.22%
1 year (2021-10-07) -14.63%
2 years (2020-10-07) -32.48%
3 years (2019-10-07) 19.78%
5 years (2017-10-06) 62.08%

Is it a good time to buy Wheaton Precious Metals stock?

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Is Wheaton Precious Metals 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.

P/E ratio

Wheaton Precious Metals's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 22x. In other words, Wheaton Precious Metals shares trade at around 22x 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.

PEG ratio

Wheaton Precious Metals's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.4. 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 Wheaton Precious Metals's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

EBITDA

Wheaton Precious Metals's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $818.9 million (£0.0 million).

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

Environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Wheaton Precious Metals.

Total ESG risk score

Wheaton Precious Metals's total ESG risk: 14.53

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Wheaton Precious Metals's overall score of 14.53 (as at 12/31/2018) is excellent – landing it in it in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Wheaton Precious Metals is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Environmental score

Wheaton Precious Metals's environmental score: 3.64/100

Social score

Wheaton Precious Metals's social score: 2.41/100

Governance score

Wheaton Precious Metals's governance score: 3.48/100

Controversy score

Wheaton Precious Metals's controversy score: 2/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Wheaton Precious Metals scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Wheaton Precious Metals has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Wheaton Precious Metals Corp was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 14.53
Total ESG percentile 8.48
Environmental score 3.64
Social score 2.41
Governance score 3.48
Level of controversy 2

Wheaton Precious Metals shares at a glance

Information last updated 2022-10-07.
Open$33.85
High$34.09
Low$32.24
Close$32.27
Previous close$34.45
Change$-2.18
Change %-6.328%
Volume3,047,201
Information last updated 2022-10-02.
52-week range$28.62 - $51.4555
50-day moving average$32.382
200-day moving average$39.9475
Wall St. target price$51.23
PE ratio22.3575
Dividend yield$0.6 (1.85%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$1.6235

Do Wheaton Precious Metals shares pay dividends?

1.9%

Dividend yield: 1.85% of stock value

1.9%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.85% of stock value

47.2%

Dividend payout ratio: 47.24% of net profits

Wheaton Precious Metals has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.85% of its share value annually.

Wheaton Precious Metals has paid out, on average, around 47.24% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 1.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 1.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Wheaton Precious Metals's case, that would currently equate to about $0.6 per share.

While Wheaton Precious Metals's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that it may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Wheaton Precious Metals's most recent dividend payout was on 7 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 August 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Wheaton Precious Metals's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.62 up to $51.4555. 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 (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Wheaton Precious Metals's is 0.4257. This would suggest that Wheaton Precious Metals's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Frequently asked questions

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