Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE:WMC) has a beta value of 1.6 and has seen 1,074,693 shares traded in the last trading session. The company, currently valued at $128.92 Million, closed the last trade at $2.12 per share which meant it lost -$0.03 on the day or -1.4% during that session. The WMC stock price is -434.43% off its 52-week high price of $11.33 and 35.38% above the 52-week low of $1.37. If we look at the company’s 10-day average daily trading volume, we find that it stood at 895.88 Million shares traded. The 3-month trading volume is 1.17 Million shares.
The consensus among analysts is that Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (WMC) is an Underweight stock at the moment, with a recommendation rating of 3.5. None of the analysts rate the stock as a Sell, while none rate it as Overweight. 1 out of 2 have rated it as a Hold, with no one of them advising it as a Buy. 1 have rated the stock as Underweight. The expected earnings per share for the stock is $0.04.
Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE:WMC) trade information
Despite being -1.4% in the red today, the stock has traded in the green over the last five days, with the highest price hit on Tuesday, Sep 15 when the WMC stock price touched $2.18-2 or saw a rise of 2.75%. Year-to-date, Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation shares have moved -79.48%, while the 5-day performance has seen it change -1.4%. Over the past 30 days, the shares of Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE:WMC) have changed -9.4%. Short interest in the company has seen 2.52 Million shares shorted with days to cover at 2.15.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus price target for the stock at $2.5, which means that the shares’ value could jump 17.92% from current levels. The projected low price target is $2 while the price target rests at a high of $3. In that case, then, we find that the current price level is +41.51% off the targeted high while a plunge would see the stock lose -5.66% from current levels.
Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (WMC) estimates and forecasts
Figures show that Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation shares have underperformed across the wider relevant industry. The company’s shares have lost -57% over the past 6 months, with this year growth rate of -59.5%, compared to -19.1% for the industry. Other than that, the company has, however, lowered its growth outlook for the 2020 fiscal year revenue. Growth estimates for the current quarter are -85.7% and -90% for the next quarter. Revenue growth from the last financial year stood is estimated to be -66.6%.
1 analysts offering their estimates for the company have set an average revenue estimate of $1.4 Million for the current quarter. 1 have an estimated revenue figure of $1.5 Million for the next quarter concluding in December 01, 2020. Year-ago sales stood $16.57 Million and $18.93 Million respectively for this quarter and the next, and analysts expect sales will grow by -91.6% for the current quarter and -92.1% for the next.
If we evaluate the company’s growth over the last 5-year and for the next 5-year period, we find that annual earnings growth was -12.5% over the past 5 years. Earnings growth for 2020 is a modest +126.7% while over the next 5 years, the company’s earnings are expected to increase by 5%.
Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation (NYSE:WMC)’s Major holders
Insiders own 0.69% of the company shares, while shares held by institutions stand at 50.36% with a share float percentage of 50.71%. Investors are also buoyed by the number of investors in a company, with Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corporation having a total of 163 institutions that hold shares in the company. The top two institutional holders are Blackrock Inc. with over 5.39 Million shares worth more than $14.76 Million. As of June 29, 2020, Blackrock Inc. held 8.86% of shares outstanding.
The other major institutional holder is Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), with the holding of over 2.52 Million shares as of June 29, 2020. The firm’s total holdings are worth over $6.91 Million and represent 4.15% of shares outstanding.
Also the top two Mutual Funds that are holding company’s shares are Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund and iShares Russell 2000 ETF. As of June 29, 2020, the former fund manager holds about 2.33% shares in the company for having 1417191 shares of worth $3.88 Million while later fund manager owns 1.18 Million shares of worth $3.23 Million as of June 29, 2020, which makes it owner of about 1.94% of company’s outstanding stock.