Financial Analysis: W. P. Carey Inc (WPC)’s Ratios Unveil Key Insights

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As of close of business last night, W. P. Carey Inc’s stock clocked out at $55.64, up 0.76% from its previous closing price of $55.22. In other words, the price has increased by $0.76 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.27 million shares were traded. WPC stock price reached its highest trading level at $55.72 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $54.79.


To gain a deeper understanding of WPC’s stock, we examine its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 15.67 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 7.08. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 0.92 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.79.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, UBS on May 31, 2024, initiated with a Neutral rating and assigned the stock a target price of $57.

On March 27, 2024, Barclays started tracking the stock assigning a Equal Weight rating and target price of $40.

Insider Transactions:

Investing in insider trades can also provide an investor with insight into how management views future stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on Dec 14 ’23 when Zander Brian H sold 200 shares for $65.26 per share. The transaction valued at 13,052 led to the insider holds 4,224 shares of the business.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, WPC now has a Market Capitalization of 12175422464 and an Enterprise Value of 19276863488. As of this moment, W.’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 21.13, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 22.98. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 7.15 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.40. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 11.279 whereas that against EBITDA is 13.739.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for WPC is 0.95, which has changed by -0.14303154 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.2586832 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, WPC has reached a high of $71.50, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $50.28. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is -1.71%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be -4.32%.

Shares Statistics:

It appears that WPC traded 1.15M shares on average per day over the past three months and 1319490 shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 218.67M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 216.18M. Insiders hold about 1.21% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 71.68% stake in the company. Shares short for WPC as of 1715731200 were 6014627 with a Short Ratio of 4.77, compared to 1713139200 on 5887692. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 6014627 and a Short% of Float of 3.7800000000000002.

Dividends & Splits

With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 3.865, WPC has a forward annual dividend rate of 3.31. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.06999276The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 5.81. The current Payout Ratio is 123.88% for WPC, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-03-27 with an ex-dividend date of 1719532800. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2023-11-02 when the company split stock in a 1021:1000 ratio.

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