The outlook and analysis of W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC)’s stock

A share price of W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] is currently trading at $79.19, up down -1.79%. It is a good measure of the stock’s recent performance to check whether the stock’s short-term value is rising or falling. The WPC shares have lost -5.12% over the last week, with a monthly amount drifted -8.06%, and not seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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On 15, September 2022, W. P. Carey Inc. Increases Quarterly Dividend to $1.061 per Share. In a post published today on Yahoo Finance, W. P. Carey Inc. (W. P. Carey, NYSE: WPC) reported today that its Board of Directors increased its quarterly cash dividend to $1.061 per share, equivalent to an annualized dividend rate of $4.24 per share. The dividend is payable on October 14, 2022 to stockholders of record as of September 30, 2022.

From an analyst’s perspective:

W. P. Carey Inc. [NYSE: WPC] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on June 28, 2022, when Wolfe Research initiated its Peer Perform rating and assigned the stock a price target of $88. Previously, Evercore ISI downgraded its rating to In-line on June 23, 2022. On May 10, 2022, JMP Securities initiated with a Mkt Outperform rating and assigned a price target of $87 on the stock. Raymond James started tracking the stock assigning a Outperform rating and suggested a price target of $90 on April 14, 2022. BofA Securities upgraded its rating to a Neutral. RBC Capital Mkts started tracking with a Outperform rating for this stock on September 17, 2021, and assigned it a price target of $89. In a note dated July 26, 2021, CapitalOne upgraded an Overweight rating on this stock but restated the target price of $90.

W. P. Carey Inc. experienced fluctuations in its stock price throughout the past year between $73.02 and $89.63. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $92.27 within the next 12 months. W. P. Carey Inc. [NYSE: WPC] shares were valued at $79.19 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 16.52% based on the average price forecast.

Analyzing the WPC fundamentals

Gross Margin for this corporation currently stands at +54.92% with Operating Margin at +53.16%, Pretax Margin comes in at +32.94%, and Net Margin reading is +30.79%.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 78.30 points at the first support level, and at 77.42 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 80.49, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 81.80.

W. P. Carey Inc. [WPC] reported earnings per share of $0.82 for its fiscal quarter that ended on 3/30/2022. Based on the Wall Street analysts’ estimates, the company was expected to report earnings of $0.43/share, meaning a difference of $0.39 and a surprise factor of 90.70%. By comparison, the stated earnings for the previous quarter ended on 12/30/2021 were $0.53 per share as compared to estimates of $0.52 per share, a difference of $0.01 representing a surprise of 1.90%.

Ratios To Look Out For

Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 11.28, the price to book ratio is 2.06 and the P/E (TTM) ratio is 28.86.

Transactions by insiders

Insider trading, which has resulted in 9 insider purchases of 17,271 shares and 1 insider sales of 147 shares in the past three months, is now the topic of our analysis.