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S&P 500   5,137.08
DOW   39,087.38
QQQ   445.61
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Sports analytics may be outnumbered when it comes to artificial intelligence
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West Fraser Timber (WFG) Competitors

$81.63
+1.13 (+1.40%)
(As of 03/1/2024 ET)

WFG vs. KGC, OLN, FMC, CMC, NEU, ATI, ESI, AXTA, AMR, and RGLD

Should you be buying West Fraser Timber stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of West Fraser Timber include Kinross Gold (KGC), Olin (OLN), FMC (FMC), Commercial Metals (CMC), NewMarket (NEU), ATI (ATI), Element Solutions (ESI), Axalta Coating Systems (AXTA), Alpha Metallurgical Resources (AMR), and Royal Gold (RGLD). These companies are all part of the "basic materials" sector.

West Fraser Timber vs.

West Fraser Timber (NYSE:WFG) and Kinross Gold (NYSE:KGC) are both mid-cap basic materials companies, but which is the better investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their earnings, community ranking, media sentiment, risk, institutional ownership, dividends, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

West Fraser Timber has a beta of 1.14, suggesting that its share price is 14% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Kinross Gold has a beta of 1.12, suggesting that its share price is 12% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Kinross Gold received 542 more outperform votes than West Fraser Timber when rated by MarketBeat users. However, 75.47% of users gave West Fraser Timber an outperform vote while only 57.80% of users gave Kinross Gold an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
West Fraser TimberOutperform Votes
40
75.47%
Underperform Votes
13
24.53%
Kinross GoldOutperform Votes
582
57.80%
Underperform Votes
425
42.20%

46.2% of West Fraser Timber shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 49.8% of Kinross Gold shares are held by institutional investors. 1.8% of West Fraser Timber shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.0% of Kinross Gold shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

West Fraser Timber pays an annual dividend of $0.90 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.1%. Kinross Gold pays an annual dividend of $0.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.4%. West Fraser Timber pays out -41.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Kinross Gold pays out 35.3% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Both companies have healthy payout ratios and should be able to cover their dividend payments with earnings for the next several years.

Kinross Gold has lower revenue, but higher earnings than West Fraser Timber. West Fraser Timber is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Kinross Gold, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
West Fraser Timber$6.45B1.00-$167M-$2.15-37.97
Kinross Gold$4.24B1.47$416.30M$0.3414.94

Kinross Gold has a net margin of 9.82% compared to West Fraser Timber's net margin of -2.59%. Kinross Gold's return on equity of 8.85% beat West Fraser Timber's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
West Fraser Timber-2.59% 1.29% 0.99%
Kinross Gold 9.82%8.85%5.12%

West Fraser Timber currently has a consensus target price of $104.92, indicating a potential upside of 28.53%. Kinross Gold has a consensus target price of $6.05, indicating a potential upside of 19.09%. Given West Fraser Timber's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, equities research analysts clearly believe West Fraser Timber is more favorable than Kinross Gold.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
West Fraser Timber
0 Sell rating(s)
0 Hold rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
1 Strong Buy rating(s)
3.17
Kinross Gold
2 Sell rating(s)
2 Hold rating(s)
4 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.25

In the previous week, Kinross Gold had 6 more articles in the media than West Fraser Timber. MarketBeat recorded 11 mentions for Kinross Gold and 5 mentions for West Fraser Timber. West Fraser Timber's average media sentiment score of 1.16 beat Kinross Gold's score of 1.06 indicating that West Fraser Timber is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
West Fraser Timber
3 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Kinross Gold
7 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
3 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

Summary

Kinross Gold beats West Fraser Timber on 11 of the 21 factors compared between the two stocks.


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Media Sentiment Over Time

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WFG vs. The Competition

MetricWest Fraser TimberSawmills & planing mills, general IndustryMaterials SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$6.48B$6.81B$2.78B$17.54B
Dividend Yield1.12%1.14%5.41%3.58%
P/E Ratio-37.9714.3998.6625.18
Price / Sales1.001.001,092,349.446.88
Price / Cash10.0210.4823.7515.92
Price / Book0.901.633.395.86
Net Income-$167M$173.66M$197.20M$863.03M
7 Day Performance5.96%4.81%1.46%1.63%
1 Month Performance3.50%2.09%-0.85%3.14%
1 Year Performance5.53%19.52%151.42%94.49%

West Fraser Timber Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
KGC
Kinross Gold
3.6711 of 5 stars
$5.07
flat
$6.00
+18.3%
+36.2%$6.23B$4.24B14.916,400Analyst Report
Positive News
OLN
Olin
4.5418 of 5 stars
$51.15
-2.7%
$56.27
+10.0%
-7.3%$6.27B$6.83B14.457,780Insider Selling
FMC
FMC
4.9285 of 5 stars
$50.99
-2.6%
$74.53
+46.2%
-55.5%$6.36B$4.49B4.846,600Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
CMC
Commercial Metals
3.8863 of 5 stars
$54.85
-0.3%
$56.25
+2.6%
+2.0%$6.40B$8.58B8.3913,022Positive News
NEU
NewMarket
2.8043 of 5 stars
$609.74
+2.0%
N/A+84.0%$5.85B$2.70B15.082,058Positive News
ATI
ATI
2.5342 of 5 stars
$44.66
-2.3%
$51.40
+15.1%
+18.1%$5.70B$4.17B17.796,700Short Interest ↑
ESI
Element Solutions
3.5765 of 5 stars
$23.50
-1.5%
$22.60
-3.8%
+12.8%$5.68B$2.55B106.825,300Analyst Report
Positive News
AXTA
Axalta Coating Systems
3.1772 of 5 stars
$31.39
+0.3%
$34.42
+9.6%
+5.8%$6.91B$5.18B26.1612,000Analyst Report
Positive News
AMR
Alpha Metallurgical Resources
0.8539 of 5 stars
$364.51
-2.4%
$219.33
-39.8%
+119.3%$5.53B$4.10B7.414,030Earnings Report
Insider Selling
Analyst Revision
RGLD
Royal Gold
4.9487 of 5 stars
$107.22
-1.3%
$145.00
+35.2%
-12.5%$7.04B$605.72M29.4631Dividend Announcement
Analyst Report
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This page (NYSE:WFG) was last updated on 3/3/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff