NYSE:WEX - WEX Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$184.64 +0.72 (+0.39 %)
(As of 08/21/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$183.92
Today's Range$184.27 - $186.33
52-Week Range$102.90 - $198.82
Volume248,879 shs
Average Volume366,343 shs
Market Capitalization$7.89 billion
P/E Ratio39.41
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.79
WEX logoWEX Inc. provides corporate card payment solutions in North and South America, the Asia Pacific, and Europe. It operates through three segments: Fleet Solutions, Travel and Corporate Solutions, and Health and Employee Benefit Solutions. The Fleet Solutions segment offers fleet vehicle payment and processing services. Its services include customer, account activation, and account retention services; authorization and billing inquiries, and account maintenance services; premium fleet services; credit and collections services; and merchant services. This segment markets its products directly to commercial and government vehicle fleet customers with small, medium, and large fleets, as well as with over-the-road and long haul fleets; and indirectly through co-branded and private label relationships. The Travel and Corporate Solutions segment provides payment processing solutions for corporate payment and transaction monitoring needs. Its products include virtual cards that are used for transactions where no card is presented and that require pre-authorization; and prepaid and gift card products that enables secure payment and financial management solutions with single card options, access to open or closed loop redemption, load limits, and with various expirations. This segment markets its products directly to commercial and government organizations. The Health and Employee Benefit Solutions segment offers healthcare payment products and software-as-a-service consumer directed platforms for healthcare market, as well as payroll related and employee benefit products in Brazil. The company was formerly known as Wright Express Corporation and changed its name to WEX Inc. in October 2012. WEX Inc. was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in South Portland, Maine.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services
SymbolNYSE:WEX
CUSIP96208T10
Phone207-773-8171

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.19
Current Ratio1.44
Quick Ratio1.44

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio39.41
Forward P/E Ratio24.49
P/E Growth1.62

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.25 billion
Price / Sales6.36
Cash Flow$9.5520 per share
Price / Cash19.33
Book Value$40.10 per share
Price / Book4.60

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$4.70
Net Income$160.26 million
Net Margins14.61%
Return on Equity15.61%
Return on Assets4.00%

Miscellaneous

Employees3,300
Outstanding Shares43,090,000
Market Cap$7.89 billion

WEX (NYSE:WEX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is WEX's stock symbol?

WEX trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WEX."

How will WEX's stock buyback program work?

WEX declared that its board has authorized a share buyback plan on Tuesday, September 26th 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase $150,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were WEX's earnings last quarter?

WEX Inc (NYSE:WEX) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August, 2nd. The business services provider reported $2.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.05 by $0.04. The business services provider had revenue of $370.88 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $366.21 million. WEX had a return on equity of 15.61% and a net margin of 14.61%. WEX's revenue was up 22.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $1.26 EPS. View WEX's Earnings History.

When is WEX's next earnings date?

WEX is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 7th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for WEX.

What guidance has WEX issued on next quarter's earnings?

WEX issued an update on its FY18 earnings guidance on Thursday, August, 2nd. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $7.90-8.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus EPS estimate of $8.08. The company issued revenue guidance of $1.445-1.475, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $1.47 billion.WEX also updated its Q3 guidance to $2.03-2.13 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WEX?

13 equities research analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for WEX's shares. Their predictions range from $115.00 to $235.00. On average, they anticipate WEX's share price to reach $179.8182 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 2.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for WEX.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for WEX?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WEX in the last year. There are currently 4 hold ratings and 9 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for WEX.

Who are some of WEX's key competitors?

Who are WEX's key executives?

WEX's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Michael E. Dubyak, Exec. Chairman (Age 67)
  • Ms. Melissa D. Smith, CEO, Pres and Director (Age 49)
  • Mr. Roberto R. Simon, Chief Financial Officer (Age 44)
  • Mr. Kenneth W. Janosick, Chief Portfolio Risk & Operations Officer (Age 56)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Alan Young, Pres of Health (Age 52)

Has WEX been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about WEX stock have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. WEX earned a media and rumor sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the business services provider an impact score of 46.36 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future. View Recent Headlines for WEX.

Who are WEX's major shareholders?

WEX's stock is owned by a variety of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Janus Henderson Group PLC (9.21%), BlackRock Inc. (8.09%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (2.41%), Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA (2.25%), Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC (2.02%) and Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.16%). Company insiders that own WEX stock include George W Hogan, Hilary A Rapkin, Jack Vanwoerkom, James Neary, Melissa D Smith, Michael E Dubyak, Nicola S Morris, Regina O Sommer, Roberto Simon and Scott Robert Phillips. View Institutional Ownership Trends for WEX.

Which institutional investors are selling WEX stock?

WEX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Point72 Asset Management L.P., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Bank of America Corp DE, FMR LLC, Victory Capital Management Inc., Janus Henderson Group PLC, BTIM Corp. and Waddell & Reed Financial Inc.. Company insiders that have sold WEX company stock in the last year include Hilary A Rapkin, Jack Vanwoerkom, James Neary, Melissa D Smith, Nicola S Morris, Regina O Sommer, Roberto Simon and Scott Robert Phillips. View Insider Buying and Selling for WEX.

Which institutional investors are buying WEX stock?

WEX stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Millennium Management LLC, Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Frontier Capital Management Co. LLC, BlackRock Inc., Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Advisors Asset Management Inc. and Columbus Circle Investors. View Insider Buying and Selling for WEX.

How do I buy shares of WEX?

Shares of WEX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is WEX's stock price today?

One share of WEX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $184.67.

How big of a company is WEX?

WEX has a market capitalization of $7.89 billion and generates $1.25 billion in revenue each year. The business services provider earns $160.26 million in net income (profit) each year or $4.70 on an earnings per share basis. WEX employs 3,300 workers across the globe.

How can I contact WEX?

WEX's mailing address is 97 DARLING AVENUE, SOUTH PORTLAND ME, 04106. The business services provider can be reached via phone at 207-773-8171 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for WEX (NYSE WEX)

Community Ranking:  2.3 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  318 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  361 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  679
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This page was last updated on 8/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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