How to buy Witan Pacific Investment Trust (WPC) shares

Learn how to easily invest in Witan Pacific Investment Trust shares.

Witan Pacific Investment Trust PLC (WPC) is a leading asset management business based in the UK. Witan Pacific Investment Trust is listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). All prices are listed in pence sterling.

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Witan Pacific Investment Trust share price (LSE:WPC)

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Is Witan Pacific Investment Trust 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

Witan Pacific Investment Trust's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 21x. In other words, Witan Pacific Investment Trust shares trade at around 21x recent earnings.

That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the FTSE 250 at the end of September 2019 (19.71). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.

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 Witan Pacific Investment Trust.

Total ESG risk score

Witan Pacific Investment Trust's total ESG risk: 22.56

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Witan Pacific Investment Trust's overall score of 22.56 (as at 01/01/2019) is excellent – landing it in it in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Witan Pacific Investment Trust 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

Witan Pacific Investment Trust's environmental score: 5.02/100

Witan Pacific Investment Trust's environmental score of 5.02 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Witan Pacific Investment Trust is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Social score

Witan Pacific Investment Trust's social score: 7.34/100

Witan Pacific Investment Trust's social score of 7.34 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Witan Pacific Investment Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Governance score

Witan Pacific Investment Trust's governance score: 4.88/100

Witan Pacific Investment Trust's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Witan Pacific Investment Trust is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Witan Pacific Investment Trust PLC was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 22.56
Total ESG percentile 1
Environmental score 5.02
Environmental score percentile 1
Social score 7.34
Social score percentile 1
Governance score 4.88
Governance score percentile 1

Witan Pacific Investment Trust shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-11-26.
52-week range544p - 576p
50-day moving average518p
200-day moving average447.678p
PE ratio21.3101
Dividend yield5p (1.28%)
Earnings per share (TTM)17.5p

Do Witan Pacific Investment Trust shares pay dividends?

1.3%

Dividend yield: 1.28% of stock value

1.3%

Forward annual dividend yield: 1.28% of stock value

Witan Pacific Investment Trust has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 1.28% of its share value annually.

The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 8 October 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Witan Pacific Investment Trust's shares have ranged in value from as little as 544p up to 576p. 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 (LSE average) beta is 1, while Witan Pacific Investment Trust's is 0.4747. This would suggest that Witan Pacific Investment Trust's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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