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NYSE:WMC - Western Asset Mortgage Capital Stock Price, Forecast & News

$10.35
-0.01 (-0.10 %)
(As of 12/13/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
$10.33
Now: $10.35
$10.37
50-Day Range
$9.84
MA: $10.19
$10.46
52-Week Range
$8.26
Now: $10.35
$10.66
Volume284,324 shs
Average Volume283,045 shs
Market Capitalization$550.83 million
P/E Ratio7.61
Dividend Yield11.98%
Beta0.75
Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation operates as a real estate investment trust in the United States. It focuses on investing in, financing, and managing a portfolio of agency and non-agency residential mortgage-backed securities and commercial mortgage-backed securities, residential whole-loans, residential bridge loans, securitized commercial loans, and other financial assets. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Real estate investment trusts
Sub-IndustryMortgage REITs
SectorFinance
CUSIP95790D10
Phone626-844-9400

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$209.36 million
Cash Flow$1.38 per share
Book Value$10.45 per share

Profitability

Net Income$26.41 million

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Market Cap$550.83 million
Next Earnings Date3/3/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Western Asset Mortgage Capital (NYSE:WMC) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Western Asset Mortgage Capital's stock symbol?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "WMC."

How often does Western Asset Mortgage Capital pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Western Asset Mortgage Capital?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital declared a quarterly dividend on Thursday, September 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 30th will be given a dividend of $0.31 per share on Friday, October 25th. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 11.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 27th. View Western Asset Mortgage Capital's Dividend History.

How will Western Asset Mortgage Capital's stock buyback program work?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital declared that its board has authorized a stock repurchase program on Friday, December 22nd 2017, which authorizes the company to repurchase 2,100,000 outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are typically a sign that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Western Asset Mortgage Capital's earnings last quarter?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp (NYSE:WMC) released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, November, 5th. The financial services provider reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.31 by $0.03. The financial services provider had revenue of $16.57 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $20.95 million. Western Asset Mortgage Capital had a net margin of 18.47% and a return on equity of 11.66%. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.33 EPS. View Western Asset Mortgage Capital's Earnings History.

When is Western Asset Mortgage Capital's next earnings date?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, March 3rd 2020. View Earnings Estimates for Western Asset Mortgage Capital.

What price target have analysts set for WMC?

2 brokerages have issued 1 year price objectives for Western Asset Mortgage Capital's stock. Their forecasts range from $10.50 to $10.50. On average, they expect Western Asset Mortgage Capital's stock price to reach $10.50 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 1.4% from the stock's current price. View Analyst Price Targets for Western Asset Mortgage Capital.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Western Asset Mortgage Capital?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Western Asset Mortgage Capital in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating and 1 buy rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View Analyst Ratings for Western Asset Mortgage Capital.

Has Western Asset Mortgage Capital been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about WMC stock have been trending somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Western Asset Mortgage Capital earned a media sentiment score of -1.8 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the next several days. View News Stories for Western Asset Mortgage Capital.

Are investors shorting Western Asset Mortgage Capital?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital saw a increase in short interest in November. As of November 29th, there was short interest totalling 1,560,000 shares, an increase of 9.9% from the November 14th total of 1,420,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 334,900 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 4.7 days. Approximately 3.0% of the company's shares are sold short. View Western Asset Mortgage Capital's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Western Asset Mortgage Capital's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Western Asset Mortgage Capital own?

Who are Western Asset Mortgage Capital's key executives?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. James William Hirschmann III, Chairman (Age 58)
  • Ms. Jennifer Williams Murphy CFA, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 54)
  • Ms. Lisa Meyer, CFO & Treasurer (Age 55)
  • Mr. Elliott Neumayer, Chief Operating Officer (Age 38)
  • Mr. Harris Adam Trifon, Chief Investment Officer

Who are Western Asset Mortgage Capital's major shareholders?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include State Street Corp (2.38%), State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D (0.43%), Millennium Management LLC (0.36%), California State Teachers Retirement System (0.15%), Rhumbline Advisers (0.14%) and SG Americas Securities LLC (0.14%). Company insiders that own Western Asset Mortgage Capital stock include Dennis Joseph Mcnamara, Harris Trifon, Jennifer Murphy and Lisa Meyer. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Western Asset Mortgage Capital.

Which institutional investors are selling Western Asset Mortgage Capital stock?

WMC stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Systematic Financial Management LP, Chicago Equity Partners LLC, Nisa Investment Advisors LLC, Metropolitan Life Insurance Co NY, Zebra Capital Management LLC and Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL. View Insider Buying and Selling for Western Asset Mortgage Capital.

Which institutional investors are buying Western Asset Mortgage Capital stock?

WMC stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including State of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D, Millennium Management LLC, Voloridge Investment Management LLC, CAPROCK Group Inc., Rhumbline Advisers, California State Teachers Retirement System, Russell Investments Group Ltd. and California Public Employees Retirement System. Company insiders that have bought Western Asset Mortgage Capital stock in the last two years include Dennis Joseph Mcnamara, Harris Trifon, Jennifer Murphy and Lisa Meyer. View Insider Buying and Selling for Western Asset Mortgage Capital.

How do I buy shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital?

Shares of WMC 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, Robinhood, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Western Asset Mortgage Capital's stock price today?

One share of WMC stock can currently be purchased for approximately $10.35.

How big of a company is Western Asset Mortgage Capital?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital has a market capitalization of $550.83 million and generates $209.36 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $26.41 million in net income (profit) each year or $1.36 on an earnings per share basis. View Additional Information About Western Asset Mortgage Capital.

What is Western Asset Mortgage Capital's official website?

The official website for Western Asset Mortgage Capital is http://www.westernassetmcc.com/.

How can I contact Western Asset Mortgage Capital?

Western Asset Mortgage Capital's mailing address is 385 East Colorado Boulevard, Pasadena CA, 91101. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at 626-844-9400 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Western Asset Mortgage Capital (NYSE WMC)

Community Ranking:  2.2 out of 5 (star star)
Outperform Votes:  274 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  361 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  635
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Western Asset Mortgage Capital and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe WMC will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe WMC will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 12/14/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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