How have the shares performed?
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (WPM) saw an uptrend of 5.24% in the recent trading with $47.57 being its most recent. The current price level -17.83% lower than the highest price of $57.89 marked by the stock while trading over the past 52-weeks, whereas it is 36.50% higher than the lowest price of $34.85 the company dropped to over past 52-weeks. The latest news story on WPM appeared in PR Newswire under the title “Wheaton Precious Metals Announces Election of Directors and Approval of Special Matters” on May-14-21.
Squeezing the time span to 30 day period shows us the stock is currently trading -0.36% below one month high and is +16.05% above of the lowest during that time. Looking into the simple moving average, Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (WPM)’s stock stands at a SMA-50 of $41.03 while that of 5-day is reading $44.96.
Daily rise and fall of price influence many of the traders, and in order to overcome the fluctuating effect of that and to watch the stock closely, traders focus more on stock’s 200-day moving average. At various points in trading activity, investors are more likely to be making use of that measure as a strong indicator in figuring out their support and resistance levels, and WPM’s SMA-200 as of now is $44.37.
Do analysts rate it as a buy, sell or hold?
Irrespective of recent performance, what’s important is what the future holds. In uncertain economic times, a clear picture is difficult to get. Analysts generally have a good understanding of the market works, which gives them a leg up in making predictions. Currently, the stock has been recommended as Strong Buy by 18 of the brokerage firms. Analyst ratings are often compiled into a single score from 1 to 5. The score of 1 signifies buy or strong buy, the score of 2 signifies outperform, the score of 3 means hold, and the score of 4 indicates underperform. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 1.90 for the stock.
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. Earnings – What Happened With WPM
Coming around sales and income figures, publically trading companies under normal circumstances post earnings and revenues near to average estimates by the Wall Street analysts, but those could came either above or below estimates and known as surprise factor. Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (WPM) last released financial results for the quarter that ended 12/30/2020, posting a surprise factor of -2.90% for net revenue. During the reported three-month period, company’s sales were $372.95 billion while analysts on average were estimating the same to be $331.99 million.
WPM – Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. Stock Earnings Estimates
The perspective of Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM)’s current quarter earnings identifies that analysts are in consensus over the estimate of 0.34 for stock’s EPS in the current quarter. Company’s EPS for the last quarter was 0.33.
Investors get the exact data about the key information of institutional ownership in a listed company through its 13F filings at the Stock Exchange Commission (SEC). The total number of common shares currently owned by the public is 449.51 million. WPM does have institutional investors; and they hold 64.10% of the stock.
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. – Insider Activity and Holdings
As on Mar 30, 2021, Van Eck Associates Corporation was the top most holder in Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. (NYSE:WPM) with an ownership of 22.26 million shares of the company or 4.95% of the stake worth $850.57 million. The filing also reveals Franklin Resources, Inc. as the second largest holder in the company with a control over 3.88% of the outstanding shares. Its stake is worth $667.41 million for having 17.47 million shares in hand.
First Eagle Investment Management, LLC also came holding a key position in the company during the recent quarter and it now holds 3.68% of the outstanding shares. With this there are now 806 institutions which have possession in WPM’s shares.
Currently, the stock has been recommended as Strong Buy by 18 of the brokerage firms. Analyst ratings are often compiled into a single score from 1 to 5. The score of 1 signifies buy or strong buy, the score of 2 signifies outperform, the score of 3 means hold, and the score of 4 indicates underperform. The simple numeric range of brokerage firm referenced at the scale of 1 to 5 reads a current average recommendation of 1.90 for the stock.
The liquidity is a key characteristic of any stock and is the main point of focus of both short-term as well as long term investors before start trading into a stock. In recently reported quarter, current ratio recorded by Wheaton Precious Metals Corp. was 6.48 while posting a debt to equity ratio of 0.00. The count was 3.46 for long-term debt to equity ratio.
Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.’s return on equity, or ROE, is 10.20%, compared to the industry average of -14.22% for Basic Materials – Gold. Although this indicates that WPM uses its equity well, the metric will vary significantly depending on the industry.