Wisdom Tree Investments Inc (NASDAQ:WETF) Given Consensus Rating of “Sell” by Brokerages
Wisdom Tree Investments Inc (NASDAQ:WETF) has received an average recommendation of “Sell” from the seven brokerages that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and three have given a hold recommendation to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $6.83.
Several research firms recently issued reports on WETF. Zacks Investment Research lowered Wisdom Tree Investments from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday, November 3rd. ValuEngine raised Wisdom Tree Investments from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Morgan Stanley dropped their target price on Wisdom Tree Investments from $7.00 to $6.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 8th. BidaskClub cut Wisdom Tree Investments from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, November 25th. Finally, Northland Securities reissued a “hold” rating and set a $6.50 price target on shares of Wisdom Tree Investments in a report on Friday, October 25th.
NASDAQ WETF opened at $4.81 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $754.33 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.03, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 1.50. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.55, a current ratio of 1.72 and a quick ratio of 1.67. Wisdom Tree Investments has a 12 month low of $4.55 and a 12 month high of $8.04. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $5.07 and its two-hundred day moving average price is $5.59.
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 20th. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 6th were given a $0.03 dividend. This represents a $0.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.49%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 5th. Wisdom Tree Investments’s dividend payout ratio is currently 37.50%.
In related news, President R Jarrett Lilien acquired 18,940 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, October 29th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $5.28 per share, for a total transaction of $100,003.20. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Anthony Bossone acquired 100,000 shares of Wisdom Tree Investments stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 14th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $4.99 per share, with a total value of $499,000.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 14.90% of the stock is owned by insiders.
A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. NumerixS Investment Technologies Inc acquired a new stake in shares of Wisdom Tree Investments in the 2nd quarter worth approximately $25,000. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio increased its holdings in shares of Wisdom Tree Investments by 58.5% in the third quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 5,725 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $30,000 after buying an additional 2,114 shares in the last quarter. SMH Capital Advisors Inc. bought a new position in shares of Wisdom Tree Investments in the third quarter valued at $59,000. BB&T Securities LLC lifted its position in shares of Wisdom Tree Investments by 18.8% during the 3rd quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 13,732 shares of the asset manager’s stock valued at $71,000 after acquiring an additional 2,177 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Truvvo Partners LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Wisdom Tree Investments during the 2nd quarter valued at $92,000. 72.42% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.
Wisdom Tree Investments Company Profile
WisdomTree Investments, Inc, through its subsidiaries, operates as an exchange-traded funds (ETFs) sponsor and asset manager. It offers ETFs in equities, currency, fixed income, and alternatives asset classes. The company also licenses its indexes to third parties for proprietary products, as well as offers a platform to promote the use of WisdomTree ETFs in 401(k) plans.
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