Wolseley plc Company Profile (LON:WOS)

About Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)

Wolseley plc logoWolseley plc is the holding company of the Wolseley Group of companies. The Company is engaged in the distribution of plumbing and heating products and building materials. The Company's segments include USA, UK, Nordic, and Canada and Central Europe. The Company operates seven business units in the United States, six of these mainly operate in the business to business (B2B) market with one operating in the business to consumer (B2C) market. The Company, through Wolseley UK, operates approximately three businesses in the B2B market and has over 737 branches covering the whole country. The Nordic region consists of five businesses that operate a total of approximately 256 branches across over four countries, supported by approximately five distribution centers. The Company's businesses serve residential repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) and new construction markets. Ferguson Enterprises, Inc (Ferguson) is the Company's primary brand in the USA segment.

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  • Symbol: LON:WOS
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Capitalization:
  • Market Cap: £12.28 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 251,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: GBX 4,935.66
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: GBX 4,902.31
  • 52 Week Range: GBX 3,489 - GBX 5,285
P/E:
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 20.53
  • P/E Growth: 1.09
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: £16.1 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.76
  • Book Value: GBX 12.32 per share
  • Price / Book: 3.97
Dividend:
  • Dividend Yield: 2.1%
Profitability:
  • EBIDTA: £1.16 billion
Misc:
  • Average Volume: 674,984 shs.
 

Frequently Asked Questions for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)

What is Wolseley plc's stock symbol?

Wolseley plc trades on the London Stock Exchange (LON) under the ticker symbol "WOS."

How often does Wolseley plc pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Wolseley plc?

Wolseley plc announced a dividend on Tuesday, March 28th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, April 6th will be paid a dividend of GBX 36.67 per share on Friday, April 28th. This represents a yield of 0.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 6th. The official announcement can be seen at this link. View Wolseley plc's Dividend History.

Where is Wolseley plc's stock going? Where will Wolseley plc's stock price be in 2017?

20 brokers have issued 12 month price objectives for Wolseley plc's stock. Their forecasts range from GBX 3,900 to GBX 5,700. On average, they anticipate Wolseley plc's share price to reach GBX 4,841.22 in the next year. View Analyst Ratings for Wolseley plc.

Who are some of Wolseley plc's key competitors?

How do I buy Wolseley plc stock?

Shares of Wolseley plc and other U.K. stocks can be purchased through online brokerage accounts that support trading on the London Stock Exchange (LSX). Some U.K. companies can be purchased through major U.S. brokerages in the form of American Depository Receipts (ADRs), which are placeholder equities held in a trust by a bank that represent shares of a foreign stock.

How much does a share of Wolseley plc stock cost?

One share of Wolseley plc stock can currently be purchased for approximately GBX 4,894.

Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS) (?)
Ratings Breakdown: 2 Sell Ratings, 12 Hold Ratings, 6 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Hold (Score: 2.20)
Consensus Price Target: GBX 4,841.22

Analysts' Ratings History for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)
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DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetDetails
5/19/2017Berenberg BankBoost Price TargetBuyGBX 4,200 -> GBX 5,700View Rating Details
5/16/2017Liberum CapitalReiterated RatingHoldGBX 4,975View Rating Details
4/19/2017JPMorgan Chase & Co.Reiterated RatingNeutralGBX 4,960View Rating Details
4/10/2017Jefferies Group LLCBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 4,700 -> GBX 4,930View Rating Details
4/7/2017HSBC Holdings plcDowngradeHoldGBX 5,350 -> GBX 5,150View Rating Details
3/29/2017Goldman Sachs Group IncBoost Price TargetNeutralGBX 4,900 -> GBX 5,000View Rating Details
3/29/2017Beaufort SecuritiesReiterated RatingHoldView Rating Details
3/29/2017Canaccord GenuityBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 5,090 -> GBX 5,195View Rating Details
3/29/2017Peel HuntUpgradeHoldGBX 4,370 -> GBX 5,120View Rating Details
3/28/2017Shore CapitalReiterated Ratingnot ratedView Rating Details
3/27/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingOverweightGBX 5,600View Rating Details
2/1/2017AlphaValueReiterated RatingReduceGBX 4,722View Rating Details
12/21/2016GoodbodyReiterated RatingBuyView Rating Details
11/30/2016Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 3,700 -> GBX 4,300View Rating Details
10/21/2016Societe GeneraleReiterated RatingBuyGBX 5,500View Rating Details
10/13/2016Royal Bank of CanadaBoost Price TargetOutperformGBX 4,400 -> GBX 4,900View Rating Details
9/28/2016Credit Suisse Group AGReiterated RatingOutperformGBX 4,600View Rating Details
9/28/2016Numis Securities LtdBoost Price TargetHoldGBX 3,845 -> GBX 4,240View Rating Details
9/26/2016BNP ParibasReiterated RatingUnderperformGBX 4,200View Rating Details
6/2/2016NatixisReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 3,900View Rating Details
6/2/2016Citigroup IncDowngradeNeutralGBX 4,150View Rating Details
3/22/2016Oddo SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 4,100View Rating Details
1/19/2016Morgan StanleyUpgradeEqual WeightGBX 3,575View Rating Details
11/13/2015Stifel NicolausReiterated RatingBuyGBX 4,570View Rating Details
11/10/2015Davy ResearchReiterated RatingOutperformView Rating Details
6/2/2015Westhouse SecuritiesReiterated RatingNeutralGBX 3,517View Rating Details
(Data available from 5/24/2015 forward)

Earnings

Earnings History for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)
No earnings announcements for this company have been tracked by MarketBeat.com

Estimates

Earnings Estimates for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate: $302.31 EPS

Dividends

Dividend History by Quarter for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
3/28/2017GBX 36.670.71%4/6/20174/6/20174/28/2017
9/27/2016GBX 66.721.57%10/27/201610/27/201612/1/2016
3/22/2016GBX 33.280.85%3/31/20163/31/20164/29/2016
9/29/2015GBX 60.501.65%10/22/201510/22/201512/3/2015
9/30/2014GBX 551.7%10/16/201410/16/201411/27/2014
3/25/2014GBX 27.500.81%4/2/20144/2/20145/1/2014
10/23/2013GBX 1103.31%12/2/201312/2/201312/16/2013
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
11/7/2016Frank RoachInsiderSell40,880GBX 4,199£1,716,551.20
7/18/2016Shoylekov,RichardInsiderSell352GBX 4,093£14,407.36
6/21/2016Lopez,PilarInsiderBuy600GBX 3,752£22,512
4/18/2016Martin,John WInsiderSell34,785GBX 3,858£1,342,005.30
4/6/2016Shoylekov,RichardInsiderSell15,094GBX 3,942£595,005.48
1/27/2016Martin,John WInsiderSell8,078GBX 3,399£274,571.22
1/18/2016Roach,FrankInsiderSell7,260GBX 3,358£243,790.80
3/26/2015Jacky SimmondsInsiderBuy2,000GBX 4,007£80,140
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Headlines

Headline Trends for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)
Latest Headlines for Wolseley plc (LON:WOS)
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DateHeadline
businesswire.com logoNautic Partners Announces Acquisition of Endries International in Partnership with Management
www.businesswire.com - May 18 at 9:21 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoLiberum Capital Reaffirms Hold Rating for Wolseley plc (WOS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 16 at 6:38 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWolseley Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bearish Manner : WOS-GB : May 15, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 15 at 8:24 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Receives Average Recommendation of "Hold" from Brokerages
www.americanbankingnews.com - May 5 at 7:00 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWolseley Plc – Value Analysis (LONDON:WOS) : May 4, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 5 at 4:11 AM
finance.yahoo.com logoWolseley Plc breached its 50 day moving average in a Bullish Manner : WOS-GB : May 3, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - May 3 at 9:41 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 23 at 9:56 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) PT Raised to GBX 4,930 at Jefferies Group LLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 10 at 7:03 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoWolseley Plc : WOS-GB: Dividend Analysis : April 07th, 2017 (record date) : By the numbers : April 7, 2017
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 11:33 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Lowered to "Hold" at HSBC Holdings plc
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 7 at 7:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 7 at 6:59 PM
finance.yahoo.com logoSlot Drain Systems Announces Distribution Agreement with Ferguson
finance.yahoo.com - April 7 at 1:31 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoJPMorgan Chase & Co. Boosts Wolseley plc (WOS) Price Target to GBX 4,960
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 2:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) PT Raised to GBX 5,000
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 2:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Rating Reiterated by Beaufort Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 2:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Price Target Increased to GBX 5,195 by Analysts at Canaccord Genuity
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 2:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoPeel Hunt Upgrades Wolseley plc (WOS) to "Hold"
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 4 at 2:19 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Stock Rating Reaffirmed by Shore Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 3 at 2:43 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Lifted to "Hold" at Peel Hunt
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 3 at 2:43 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Given "Overweight" Rating at Barclays PLC
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 1 at 4:42 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoLiberum Capital Reiterates "Hold" Rating for Wolseley plc (WOS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - April 1 at 12:25 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Earns "Hold" Rating from Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 31 at 4:36 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) PT Raised to GBX 5,195 at Canaccord Genuity
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 4:01 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Given "Hold" Rating at Beaufort Securities
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 2:45 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoGoldman Sachs Group Inc Raises Wolseley plc (WOS) Price Target to GBX 5,000
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 29 at 10:21 AM
marketwatch.com logoWolseley profit down; to change name, exit Nordics
www.marketwatch.com - March 28 at 11:35 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Plans GBX 36.67 Dividend
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 3:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoShore Capital Reaffirms not rated Rating for Wolseley plc (WOS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 28 at 1:09 PM
marketwatch.com logoU.K. stocks struggle to recover from slide; pound resilient before Brexit trigger
www.marketwatch.com - March 28 at 8:13 AM
biz.yahoo.com logoHalf Year 2017 Wolseley PLC Earnings Release - 02:00 am ET
biz.yahoo.com - March 28 at 8:13 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoIs Wolseley plc now a ‘sell’ after hitting an all-time high?
uk.finance.yahoo.com - March 28 at 8:13 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) to Release Quarterly Earnings on Tuesday
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 27 at 2:37 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc (WOS) Receives "Hold" Rating from Liberum Capital
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 26 at 1:43 PM
ft.com logo[$$] Tillerson visits Turkey, S Africa rates decision, H&M sales fall
www.ft.com - March 26 at 10:33 AM
americanbankingnews.com logoWolseley plc's (WOS) Neutral Rating Reiterated at JPMorgan Chase & Co.
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 24 at 6:37 PM
americanbankingnews.com logoBarclays PLC Reiterates "Top pick" Rating for Wolseley plc (WOS)
www.americanbankingnews.com - March 21 at 3:01 AM
marketwatch.com logoWolseley names BBA's Mike Powell as CFO - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - March 1 at 8:29 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 FTSE 100 growth stocks I’d buy before it’s too late
uk.finance.yahoo.com - February 27 at 8:15 AM
marketwatch.com logoWolseley to merge Tobler unit with Walter Meier - MarketWatch
www.marketwatch.com - February 21 at 8:08 AM
thestreet.com logoFerguson Owner Wolseley Merges Swiss Plumbing & Heating Business With Local Firm
www.thestreet.com - February 21 at 8:08 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoIs Essentra plc’s 10% slump on profit warning a buying opportunity?
uk.finance.yahoo.com - January 24 at 3:28 AM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logoIs it too late to buy 2016’s winners?
uk.finance.yahoo.com - December 14 at 2:29 AM
marketwatch.com logoWolseley revenue up; on track for FY profit
www.marketwatch.com - December 6 at 9:15 PM
uk.finance.yahoo.com logo2 stocks I reckon could detonate in December
uk.finance.yahoo.com - December 2 at 9:34 AM
fool.co.uk logoBarratt Developments plc slashes the price of its homes. Is it time to sell up? - Motley Fool UK
www.fool.co.uk - November 16 at 12:22 PM
ft.com logo[$$] Trump's priorities: help the pour
www.ft.com - November 9 at 11:36 AM
ft.com logo[$$] Cobham shares slide 15% on fresh profit warning
www.ft.com - October 24 at 6:20 AM

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