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

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$157.51 +2.69 (+1.74 %)
(As of 01/17/2019 02:44 AM ET)
Previous Close$154.82
Today's Range$155.64 - $158.67
52-Week Range$131.35 - $203.49
Volume348,800 shs
Average Volume387,573 shs
Market Capitalization$6.68 billion
P/E Ratio33.51
Dividend YieldN/A
Beta1.6
WEX 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

Industry Business services, not elsewhere classified
Sub-IndustryData Processing & Outsourced Services
SectorBusiness Services
CUSIP96208T10
Phone207-773-8171

Debt

Current Ratio1.50
Quick Ratio1.50

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$1.25 billion
Price / Sales5.43
Cash Flow$9.6219 per share
Price / Cash Flow16.37
Book Value$40.10 per share
Price / Book3.93

Profitability

Net Income$160.26 million
Net Margins15.63%
Return on Assets4.37%

Miscellaneous

Employees3,300
Market Cap$6.68 billion
OptionableOptionable

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 announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share repurchase 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 purchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are generally an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were WEX's earnings last quarter?

WEX Inc (NYSE:WEX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, October, 31st. The business services provider reported $2.19 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.12 by $0.07. The business services provider earned $382.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $375.15 million. WEX had a net margin of 15.63% and a return on equity of 16.92%. WEX's revenue was up 18.1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.43 earnings per share. View WEX's Earnings History.

When is WEX's next earnings date?

WEX is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for WEX.

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

WEX updated its fourth quarter earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $2.05-$2.15 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $2.11. The company issued revenue guidance of $370-$380 million, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $372.51 million.WEX also updated its FY 2018 guidance to $8.13-8.23 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for WEX?

10 equities research analysts have issued 12 month target prices for WEX's shares. Their forecasts range from $167.00 to $235.00. On average, they anticipate WEX's share price to reach $192.10 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 22.0% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for WEX.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for WEX?

10 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for WEX in the last year. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for WEX.

Has WEX been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about WEX stock have trended positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. WEX earned a coverage optimism score of 2.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the business services provider a news buzz of 5.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the immediate future.

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 68)
  • Ms. Melissa D. Smith, CEO, Pres and Director (Age 50)
  • Mr. Roberto R. Simon, Chief Financial Officer (Age 45)
  • Mr. Kenneth W. Janosick, Chief Portfolio Risk & Operations Officer (Age 57)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Alan Young, Pres of Health (Age 53)

Who are WEX's major shareholders?

WEX's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC (0.21%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%), Navellier & Associates Inc (0.09%), Louisiana State Employees Retirement System (0.03%), Bath Savings Trust Co (0.02%) and Cerebellum GP LLC (0.00%). Company insiders that own WEX stock include David G Cooper, 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 Navellier & Associates Inc, First Hawaiian Bank and Louisiana State Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have sold WEX company stock in the last year include David G Cooper, Hilary A Rapkin, Jack Vanwoerkom, Melissa D Smith, Nicola S Morris, Regina O Sommer and Roberto Simon. View Insider Buying and Selling for WEX.

Which institutional investors are buying WEX stock?

WEX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Copper Rock Capital Partners LLC, Bath Savings Trust Co, Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc., Retirement Systems of Alabama and Cerebellum GP LLC. 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 $157.51.

How big of a company is WEX?

WEX has a market capitalization of $6.68 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.

What is WEX's official website?

The official website for WEX is http://www.wexinc.com.

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:  2.4 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  345 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  381 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  726
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about WEX and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WEX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WEX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 1/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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