Is It Worthwhile For Investors To Follow These Insider Trades On Weyerhaeuser Company (WY)?

Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) trading with an addition of $0.37 to $37.77 on Thursday, an upside of 0.99 percent. An average of 3,243,480 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a gain of $1.70 in the past week, and it reached a new high 30 times over the past 12 months. The last 20 days have seen an average of 3,980,380 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 3,448,594.

WY stock has increased by 11.26% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $33.97 on 09/15/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 05/10/21, shares of the company touched a low of $26.20 and a high of $41.10 in 52 weeks. It has reached a new high 23 times so far this year and achieved 13.12% or $4.15 in price. In spite of this, the price is down -8.10% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

157 days have passed since Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) last reported insider trading activity. Merle Denise M, who is Senior Vice President, most recently acquired $53,719 shares at $41.21 per share on May 10. In this transaction, the insider spent $2,213,572. Senior Vice President, Blocker Adrian M, disposed of 84,821 shares at a price of $40.42 on May 10. The insider now owns more than $3,428,346 worth of shares. Prior to that, Senior Vice President Blocker Adrian M went on to Sale 129,913 shares at $39.97 each on May 07. An amount of $5,193,233 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 12.29, which compares with the 21.25 for the broader industry and 38.52 for the sector. In the last five years, Weyerhaeuser Company’s PE ratio has ranged between 109.56 and 10.80. The stock’s beta is 1.80. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 2.83, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 2.70, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 10.62.

Weyerhaeuser Company pays a $0.68 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 1.80%. The company has a payout ratio of 16.70%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.50 a share, representing a up of 66.0 from $0.17 last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 1 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.33 reported on Wednesday September 22 2021. Dividends have grown by -59.20% each year over the last three years.

Weyerhaeuser Company will next go ex-dividend on 5-Jan. The next dividend payment Weyerhaeuser Company will make is expected to be $0.50.

The quick ratio of Weyerhaeuser Company for the three months ended June 29 was 2.40, and the current ratio was 2.80, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.49 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.50 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 41.00% against a 5-year average of 23.7%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $2.08 billion compared to revenue of $7.53 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Weyerhaeuser Company’s return on assets was 13.60%, compared to 3.6% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 9.60%, and the 5-year average is 6.2%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 24.70% and the 5-year average holds at 7.5%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 7.37 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

For the three-month period that ended June 29, Weyerhaeuser Company had $5.1 billion in total debt. In the quarter under review, the net income was up than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $1.03 billion in the quarter, while revenues of $681.0 million were grew 93.0%. The analyst consensus anticipated Weyerhaeuser Company’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.41 per share, but it turned out to be $1.37, a -2.80% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $1.55 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $749.78 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 13 October was 72.24%, suggesting the stock is Overbought, with historical volatility in this time frame at 11.47%.

As of today, WY’s price is $37.21 +4.72% or $1.70 from its 5-day moving average. WY is currently trading +5.58% higher than its 20-day SMA and +1.43% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +10.69% above the SMA50 and +13.05% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 75.87% and 73.77%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 0.76. With the 14-day stochastic at 81.29% and the average true range at 0.76, the RSI (14) stands at 65.76%. The stock has reached 0.92 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at 1.01.

Analyst Ratings

BofA Securities upgraded Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE: WY) to a a Buy rating in its most recent analyst report. Previously, the stock was rated as a a Neutral.The consensus rating for Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell WY, while 4 suggest investors hold. There are 0 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 0 analysts, while 8 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is WY’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $35.00 and $45.00, with a median target of $41.50. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) stock is $40.80.


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