W.P. Carey stock: buy or sell?
January 17th, 2020
W. P. Carey Inc. is a leading internally-managed net lease REIT that provides long-term sale-leaseback and build-to-suit financing solutions primarily for companies in the U.
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|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||Yes|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is W.P. Carey stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 3 ratings published for WPC stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-3-26||Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group||n/a||Neutral|
W.P. Carey stock analysis
W.P. Carey shares remained steady -0.14% to $83.14 yesterday.
W.P. Carey closed yesterday at $83.14 and remained steady a tight -0.14%. In the last 5 days when WPC stock price broke up the SMA200d line, it gained $1.06 (1.29%). On October, WPC hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $92.34 recorded on October. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.
W.P. Carey shares broke up the simple moving average line of 200d, closing at $83.14. This week was the fifth green week in a row. Early December WPC collapsed a scary -5.80% in just one week.
Not so far away is the last price record W.P. Carey marked late October 2019.
W.P. Carey stock price history
W.P. Carey IPO was on January 21st, 1998 at $4.96 per share1. Since then, WPC stock grew a 1,576.20%, with a yearly average of 75.10%. If you had invested $1,000 in W.P. Carey stock in 1998, it would worth $15,762.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
W.P. Carey stock historical price chart
WPC stock reached all-time highs on October with a price of $92.40.
W.P. Carey stock price target is $79.50Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. We do not recommend to follow these stock price predictions without a critical thinking from your side, as their accuracy is usually low. We found 2 price predictions for W.P. Carey stock posted in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-3-26||Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group||Initiates||n/a||$78.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareOn February, W.P. Carey was in line with the expectations of the analysts and reported an EPS of $1.33 per share. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this review.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a beatiful increase of 4.41% to $885.73 million dollars. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, however, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) climbed a 13.78% to 46.47%.
|2013||$492 M||-||$60 M12.2%||-|
|2014||$906 M||84.14%||$240 M26.4%||299.81%|
|2015||$938 M||3.55%||$172 M18.4%||-28.13%|
|2016||$942 M||0.34%||$268 M28.4%||55.43%|
|2017||$848 M||-9.90%||$277 M32.7%||3.56%|
|2018||$886 M||4.41%||$412 M46.5%||48.42%|
Quarterly financial resultsW.P. Carey posted $273.40 million in revenues for 2018-Q4, a 30.57% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $193.26 M with a profit margin of 70.69%. Profit margin rocketed a 33.75% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 36.94%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, W.P. Carey sales marked an outstanding increase and boosted a 38.81%. Looking back to recent quarterly results, W.P. Carey posted 2 negative quarters in a row.
|2017-Q1||$222 M||-||$57 M25.8%||-|
|2017-Q2||$224 M||0.87%||$61 M27.1%||5.90%|
|2017-Q3||$211 M||-5.93%||$80 M38.1%||32.36%|
|2017-Q4||$197 M||-6.54%||$75 M38.2%||-6.31%|
|2018-Q1||$202 M||2.46%||$65 M32.3%||-13.21%|
|2018-Q2||$201 M||-0.33%||$76 M37.6%||15.94%|
|2018-Q3||$209 M||4.10%||$77 M36.9%||2.20%|
|2018-Q4||$273 M||30.57%||$193 M70.7%||149.86%|
W.P. Carey ownershipWhen you are planning to buy a stock, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.
Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For W.P. Carey, 1.08% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.
In case of W.P. Carey stock, 59.36% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for WPC stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to W.P. Carey:
|Market cap||$14.3 B|
|Total shares||172.3 M|
|Float shares||170.4 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||59.4%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||1.1%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
W.P. Carey summary
|Friday, January 17th, 2020|
|Day range||$82.82 - $83.33|
|Average true range||$1.15|
|50d mov avg||$80.95|
|100d mov avg||$84.79|
|200d mov avg||$82.51|
W.P. Carey performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. In the following table, we compare W.P. Carey performance to :
W.P. Carey competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as W.P. Carey competitor. This doesn't mean W.P. Carey does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
Latest W.P. Carey stock news
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