Weyerhaeuser Co (NYSE:WY) insider Devin W. Stockfish purchased 27,890 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $26.93 per share, with a total value of $751,077.70. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Weyerhaeuser stock traded down $0.09 on Thursday, hitting $26.63. 169,986 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 4,224,309. The firm has a market cap of $20.23 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.15, a PEG ratio of 4.45 and a beta of 1.48. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.65, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 1.04. Weyerhaeuser Co has a one year low of $25.75 and a one year high of $38.39.

Weyerhaeuser (NYSE:WY) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 26th. The real estate investment trust reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.11). The firm had revenue of $1.91 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.95 billion. Weyerhaeuser had a return on equity of 11.65% and a net margin of 14.51%. The firm’s revenue was up 2.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.34 EPS. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Weyerhaeuser Co will post 1.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 21st. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 30th will be issued a $0.34 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 29th. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 5.11%. Weyerhaeuser’s payout ratio is currently 118.26%.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on WY. Zacks Investment Research cut Weyerhaeuser from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 8th. DA Davidson restated a “neutral” rating on shares of Weyerhaeuser in a research report on Friday, July 27th. ValuEngine lowered Weyerhaeuser from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Citigroup cut their target price on Weyerhaeuser from $42.00 to $35.00 and set a “buy” rating on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 25th. Finally, Vertical Research upgraded Weyerhaeuser from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Weyerhaeuser currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $34.67.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the business. Riverhead Capital Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Weyerhaeuser by 10.1% in the second quarter. Riverhead Capital Management LLC now owns 16,426 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $599,000 after purchasing an additional 1,507 shares during the last quarter. Uncommon Cents Investing LLC raised its stake in shares of Weyerhaeuser by 1.4% in the third quarter. Uncommon Cents Investing LLC now owns 120,566 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $3,891,000 after purchasing an additional 1,647 shares during the last quarter. Interactive Financial Advisors raised its stake in shares of Weyerhaeuser by 145.1% in the second quarter. Interactive Financial Advisors now owns 2,895 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $106,000 after purchasing an additional 1,714 shares during the last quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC raised its stake in shares of Weyerhaeuser by 9.2% in the second quarter. Tyers Asset Management LLC now owns 21,054 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $768,000 after purchasing an additional 1,782 shares during the last quarter. Finally, State Treasurer State of Michigan raised its stake in shares of Weyerhaeuser by 0.8% in the second quarter. State Treasurer State of Michigan now owns 224,161 shares of the real estate investment trust’s stock worth $8,173,000 after purchasing an additional 1,800 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 76.84% of the company’s stock.

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About Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser Company, one of the world's largest private owners of timberlands, began operations in 1900. We own or control 12.4 million acres of timberlands in the U.S. and manage additional timberlands under long-term licenses in Canada. We manage these timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards.

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