WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) concluded the trading at $157.22 on Friday, January 14 with a rise of 1.25% from its closing price on previous day.
Taking a look at stock we notice that its last check on previous day was $155.28 and 5Y monthly beta was reading 1.84 with its price kept floating in the range of $152.78 and $158.245 on the day. Considering stock’s 52-week price range provides that WEX hit a high price of $234.64 and saw its price falling to a low level of $123.01 during that period. Over a period of past 1-month, stock came adding 23.13% in its value.
With its current market valuation of $6.88 billion, WEX Inc. is set to declare its quarterly results on Feb 22, 2022 – Feb 28, 2022. Analysts are in estimates of $2.39 per share for company’s earnings in the current quarter and are expecting its annual EPS growth moving up to $8.96 for 2021 with estimates of that growing to $10.67 in next year. These estimates are suggesting current year growth of 47.90% for EPS and 19.10% growth next year.
Analysts watching the company’s growth closely have provided estimates for its revenue growth with an average revenue estimate of $480.43 million. They suggested that in the process company could generate revenue of as low as $464.9 million which could climb up to $494 million to hit a high. The average estimate is representing an increase of 20.40% in sales growth from that of posted by the company in the same quarter of last year. In keeping analyst consensus estimate with, company is forecasted to be making an annual revenue of $1.83 billion in 2021, which will be 17.50% more from revenue generated by the company last year.
In last 7 days, analysts came adjusting their opinions about stock’s EPS with 5 upward and no downward revisions, an indication which could give clearer idea about the company’s short term price movement. In contrast, when we review WEX stock’s current outlook then short term indicators are assigning it an average of Hold, while medium term indicators are categorizing the stock at an average of 50% Sell. Long term indicators are suggesting an average of 100% Sell for it.
According to ratings assigned by 16 analysts at the scale of 1 to 5 with 1.00 representing a strong buy and 5.00 suggesting a strong sell; 9 of them are recommending WEX Inc. (WEX) as a Hold, while 6 are in view that stock is a Buy. Recommendation by 0 analysts for the stock is an Underweight while number of those analysts who rated the stock as an Overweight is 1, whereas 0 of them are considering the stock as a Sell. When taken as whole, stock gets a rating of Overweight and that encourages the investors to exploit the opportunity and build their stake up in the company.
Digging deeper we become aware of the PEG ratio of the WEX stock which is currently positioned at 0. It further provides that stock’s current price level is 10.19% away from its 20-day simple moving average and is 12.33% off its SMA50. Its relative strength index (RSI) for 14-periods is oscillating at 68.20 while volatility remained at 4.04% over the past week which changes to 3.44% when measuring it over the past month. Beta is valued at 1.82, while measure of average true range or ATR is currently at 5.28. In predicting price targets of as low as $155.00 and as high as $240.00, analysts are in agreement on assigning the stock over the next 12 months average price target of $196.00. Stock’s current price level is 1.41% above from estimated low price target while it is -52.65% below the estimated high; and even if the WEX’s share succeeded to reach the median price of $197.50, then the outlook of -25.62% could come to the excitement of the investors.
In comparing WEX Inc. (WEX)’s stock with other industry players reveals that stock’s current price change of 1.25% and that of -21.74% over the past 12 months is in competing position with that of Visa Inc. (V) which saw its stock price fall by -0.15% in the last trading and went through an increase of 6.49% in past 12-month trading. Industry’s another major player Mastercard Incorporated (MA) has rise 0.71% up in previous session, but over the past year has faced a rise of 15.12%, while American Express Company (AXP) was also down -2.82% however its price remained floating in the green at 37.86% over the same period. WEX Inc. has a P/E ratio of 0 against that of Visa Inc.’s 45.75 while Mastercard Incorporated is showing 45.75 for the same. On the other hand, the S&P 500 Index was up 0.08% in the last trading session while the Dow Jones Industrial closed the session lower at -0.56%.
Having a second look at WEX Inc. (NYSE:WEX) provides that stock’s average daily trading volume for 3 months was 487.75K. Number of outstanding shares of the stock stood at 44.86 million.
Addition of 11.99% by stock’s current price to its year-to-date value in last trading session is likely to be increasing investors’ interest in the stock as it is hinting an extended uptrend.