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NYSE:WFG

West Fraser Timber (WFG) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$81.60
+1.09 (+1.35%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$79.15
$81.80
50-Day Range
$76.05
$87.00
52-Week Range
$64.11
$90.17
Volume
111,263 shs
Average Volume
124,573 shs
Market Capitalization
$6.48 billion
P/E Ratio
N/A
Dividend Yield
1.10%
Price Target
$104.92

West Fraser Timber MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Buy
3.17 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
28.5% Upside
$104.92 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.85% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Weak
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
N/A
News Sentiment
1.03mentions of West Fraser Timber in the last 14 days
Based on 7 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
N/A
Proj. Earnings Growth
121.31%
From $3.66 to $8.10 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.10 out of 5 stars

Basic Materials Sector

45th out of 172 stocks

Sawmills & Planing Mills, General Industry

1st out of 2 stocks


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About West Fraser Timber Stock (NYSE:WFG)

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd., a diversified wood products company, engages in manufacturing, selling, marketing, and distributing lumber, engineered wood products, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and other residuals and renewable energy. It offers spruce-pine-fir, douglas fir-larch, hem-fir, and southern yellow pine lumber, treated wood products, medium density fiberboard panels and plywood, oriented strand board, and laminated veneer lumber wood products, as well as particleboards. The company also provides northern bleached softwood Kraft pulp and bleached chemical thermo-mechanical pulp used to produce various paper products, including printing and writing papers, paperboard products, tissue and towel products, and a variety of other paper grades. Further, it offers bioproducts, including bioenergy and biomaterial. Its products are used in home construction, repair and remodeling, papers, tissue, and box materials, and industrial applications. The company sells its products to major retail chains, contractor supply yards, and wholesalers, as well as industrial customers for further processing or as components for other products in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and internationally. West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Vancouver, Canada.

WFG Stock Price History

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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
4/25/2023
Ex-Dividend for 1/15 Dividend
12/28/2023
Dividend Payable
1/15/2024
Today
3/01/2024
Ex-Dividend for 4/4 Dividend
3/14/2024
Dividend Payable
4/04/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
4/23/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Sawmills & planing mills, general
Sub-Industry
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
10,800
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$104.92
High Stock Price Target
$110.00
Low Stock Price Target
$97.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+28.6%
Consensus Rating
Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
3.17
Research Coverage
6 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$-167,000,000.00
Pretax Margin
-3.53%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$6.45 billion
Cash Flow
$8.14 per share
Book Value
$90.94 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
78,034,000
Market Cap
$6.48 billion
Optionable
Not Optionable
Beta
1.17
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Key Executives

  • Mr. Sean P. McLaren
    CEO, President & Director
  • Mr. Christopher A. Virostek CA (Age 51)
    CPA, HBBA, Senior VP of Finance & CFO
    Comp: $817.1k
  • Ms. Robin A. Lampard
    Senior Vice-President of Finance
  • Mr. Kevin John Burke
    Executive Vice-President of North American Operations
  • Mr. Chuck H. Watkins
    Vice-President of Capital & Technology
  • Mr. Robert B. Winslow C.F.A.
    Director of Investor Relations & Corporate Development
  • Ms. Shannon D. Webber LL.B
    VP & General Counsel
  • Mr. Matthew V. Tobin
    Senior Vice-President of Sales & Marketing
  • Mr. Alan Anthony Caputo
    Vice President of Human Resources
  • Mr. James W. Gorman
    Senior Vice-President of Corporate Services & Government Relations














WFG Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell West Fraser Timber stock right now?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for West Fraser Timber in the last year. There are currently 5 buy ratings and 1 strong buy rating for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" WFG shares.
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What is West Fraser Timber's stock price target for 2024?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for West Fraser Timber's stock. Their WFG share price targets range from $97.00 to $110.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $104.92 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 28.5% from the stock's current price.
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How have WFG shares performed in 2024?

West Fraser Timber's stock was trading at $85.58 at the beginning of 2024. Since then, WFG shares have decreased by 4.6% and is now trading at $81.63.
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Are investors shorting West Fraser Timber?

West Fraser Timber saw a drop in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 473,800 shares, a drop of 13.2% from the January 15th total of 545,600 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 124,900 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is currently 3.8 days. Currently, 0.9% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is West Fraser Timber's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, April 23rd 2024.
View our WFG earnings forecast
.

How were West Fraser Timber's earnings last quarter?

West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (NYSE:WFG) announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April, 25th. The company reported ($0.52) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.61 by $1.13. The firm had revenue of $1.63 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.94 billion. West Fraser Timber had a negative net margin of 2.59% and a positive trailing twelve-month return on equity of 1.29%. The firm's revenue was down 47.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $10.25 earnings per share.

How often does West Fraser Timber pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for West Fraser Timber?

West Fraser Timber announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, February 14th. Investors of record on Friday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share on Thursday, April 4th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.47%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 14th.
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.

Is West Fraser Timber a good dividend stock?

West Fraser Timber (NYSE:WFG) pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.12%.
Read our dividend analysis for WFG.

What ETFs hold West Fraser Timber's stock?

ETFs with the largest weight of West Fraser Timber (NYSE:WFG) stock in their portfolio include iShares MSCI Global Sustainable Development Goals ETF (SDG).iShares International Developed Small Cap Value Factor ETF (ISVL).

Who are West Fraser Timber's major shareholders?

West Fraser Timber's stock is owned by a number of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Royal Bank of Canada (3.55%), Vanguard Group Inc. (3.54%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.44%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.44%), Letko Brosseau & Associates Inc. (1.43%) and Vontobel Holding Ltd. (1.27%).

How do I buy shares of West Fraser Timber?

Shares of WFG stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:WFG) was last updated on 3/1/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff