Trade-Ideas LLC identified Weyerhaeuser ( WY) as an unusual social activity candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Weyerhaeuser as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • WY has 11x the normal benchmarked social activity for this time of the day compared to its average of 1.10 mentions/day.
  • WY has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $151.3 million.

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More details on WY:

Weyerhaeuser Co. is a real estate investment trust. It primarily invests in United States. The firm operates under four business segments, timberlands, wood products, cellulose fibers and real estate. It owns timberlands primarily in the U.S and has long-term licenses in Canada. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 4.9%. WY has a PE ratio of 23. Currently there are 7 analysts that rate Weyerhaeuser a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 2 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Weyerhaeuser has been 5.2 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Weyerhaeuser has a market cap of $13.0 billion and is part of the industrial goods sector and materials & construction industry. The stock has a beta of 1.21 and a short float of 4% with 3.31 days to cover. Shares are down 14.1% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday.

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TheStreetRatings.com Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings rates Weyerhaeuser as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels and notable return on equity. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

Highlights from the ratings report include:
  • WEYERHAEUSER CO reported flat earnings per share in the most recent quarter. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. We feel it is likely to report a decline in earnings in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, WEYERHAEUSER CO increased its bottom line by earning $1.38 versus $0.83 in the prior year. For the next year, the market is expecting a contraction of 25.4% in earnings ($1.03 versus $1.38).
  • WY, with its decline in revenue, underperformed when compared the industry average of 6.3%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 5.0%. Weakness in the company's revenue seems to not be hurting the bottom line, shown by stable earnings per share.
  • The return on equity has improved slightly when compared to the same quarter one year prior. This can be construed as a modest strength in the organization. When compared to other companies in the Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) industry and the overall market, WEYERHAEUSER CO's return on equity is below that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • WY's stock share price has done very poorly compared to where it was a year ago: Despite any rallies, the net result is that it is down by 31.35%, which is also worse than the performance of the S&P 500 Index. Looking ahead, the stock's sharp decline over the past year may have been what was needed in order to bring its value into alignment with its fundamentals and others in its industry.

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