The Case for and Against Weyerhaeuser Company (WY)

Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) is an interesting player in the Industrial Goods space, with a focus on Lumber, Wood Production. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $36.48, up from yesterday’s close by 0.80%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) currently trades with a market capitalization of $27.38 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 14.22 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $807 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.32 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.66% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

Sometimes, we can understand most about a stock by simply looking at how it has been trading. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Weyerhaeuser Company recorded a 52-week high of $37.89. It is now trading 1.41% off that level. The stock is trading $35.01 its 50-day moving average by -1.47%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $30.95.

In recent action, Weyerhaeuser Company (WY) has made a move of +1.84% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.91% with $747.61 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of WY.

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