West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd. (NYSE:WFG – Get Free Report) announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 12th, Zacks reports. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, September 27th will be paid a dividend of 0.30 per share on Friday, October 13th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, September 26th.
West Fraser Timber Stock Down 0.8 %
West Fraser Timber stock opened at $71.33 on Thursday. West Fraser Timber has a twelve month low of $67.41 and a twelve month high of $91.44. The company has a quick ratio of 2.31, a current ratio of 3.55 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.07. The company has a 50 day moving average of $79.76 and a 200-day moving average of $76.70. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.96 billion, a PE ratio of -99.07 and a beta of 1.14.
West Fraser Timber (NYSE:WFG – Get Free Report) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 26th. The company reported ($0.03) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.12) by $0.09. The firm had revenue of $1.61 billion during the quarter. West Fraser Timber had a positive return on equity of 1.03% and a negative net margin of 0.74%. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that West Fraser Timber will post 1.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.
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Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades
WFG has been the topic of a number of research reports. Raymond James boosted their price objective on shares of West Fraser Timber from $120.00 to $125.00 and gave the stock a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 27th. CSFB boosted their price target on shares of West Fraser Timber from $106.50 to $108.50 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 23rd. TD Securities raised their price objective on West Fraser Timber from $100.00 to $110.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Credit Suisse Group upped their target price on West Fraser Timber from $106.50 to $109.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Wednesday, August 23rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $113.13.
West Fraser Timber Company Profile
West Fraser Timber Co Ltd., a diversified wood products company, engages in manufacturing, selling, marketing, and distributing lumber, engineered wood products, pulp, newsprint, wood chips, and other residuals and renewable energy. It offers spruce-pine-fir and southern yellow pine lumber, treated wood products, medium density fiberboard panels and plywood, oriented strand board, and laminated veneer lumber wood products, as well as particleboards.
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