Western Forest Products Inc.

WEF-T

TSE:WEF

0.93
0.00 (0.00%)
Western Forest Products Inc. is a Canadian lumber company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
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TOP PICK
TOP PICK
June 22, 2020
Insiders were buying during their strike last year, then again this March. It is still attractive. This company has had a very consistent track record in terms of profitability. It trades at a discount. (Analysts’ price target is $1.05)
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Insiders were buying during their strike last year, then again this March. It is still attractive. This company has had a very consistent track record in terms of profitability. It trades at a discount. (Analysts’ price target is $1.05)
TOP PICK
TOP PICK
May 19, 2020
Canada's biggest lumber producer in the west coast. Consistently profitable, but it got tangled in an 8-month strike last year. When that ended, the stock started to rise in February until the virus hit. There's lots of insider buying, which triggered him to buy. WEF trades at 0.6x book value, a third of 2014-18 levels, so this could bounce back 300%. (Analysts’ price target is $1.02)
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Canada's biggest lumber producer in the west coast. Consistently profitable, but it got tangled in an 8-month strike last year. When that ended, the stock started to rise in February until the virus hit. There's lots of insider buying, which triggered him to buy. WEF trades at 0.6x book value, a third of 2014-18 levels, so this could bounce back 300%. (Analysts’ price target is $1.02)
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
March 4, 2020
(A Top Pick Feb 27/19, Down 34%) A smaller position for them. He was hoping housing and trade would improve. Unfortunately their workers went on strike for 7 months. The shares are poised to go higher with bullish US housing stats. Their exports to Asia as significant so he would be careful and watch this one. There is also some risk the dividend could be cut.
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(A Top Pick Feb 27/19, Down 34%) A smaller position for them. He was hoping housing and trade would improve. Unfortunately their workers went on strike for 7 months. The shares are poised to go higher with bullish US housing stats. Their exports to Asia as significant so he would be careful and watch this one. There is also some risk the dividend could be cut.
STRONG BUY
STRONG BUY
February 27, 2020
The deep cyclical are the place you want to put some money. It is so beaten down. It could fall another 50% but once we get CoVid19 under control, these deep cyclicals could have 300-500% gains. This is where the value is in this market but you need patience. He has never seen an opportunity like this in his career.
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The deep cyclical are the place you want to put some money. It is so beaten down. It could fall another 50% but once we get CoVid19 under control, these deep cyclicals could have 300-500% gains. This is where the value is in this market but you need patience. He has never seen an opportunity like this in his career.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
December 27, 2019
7.4% dividend and it is not safe--a 540% payout ratio. Lumber prices seem to have bottomed this year and should rise. Will WEF maintain the dividend? Free cash flow is negative. 4 cents of earnings in 2020, rising to 11 cents in 2021 is his outlook. Ranks near the bottom for him.
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7.4% dividend and it is not safe--a 540% payout ratio. Lumber prices seem to have bottomed this year and should rise. Will WEF maintain the dividend? Free cash flow is negative. 4 cents of earnings in 2020, rising to 11 cents in 2021 is his outlook. Ranks near the bottom for him.
PAST TOP PICK
PAST TOP PICK
December 13, 2019
(A Top Pick Jun 14/19, Down 22%) It's come down quite a lot but he still likes it. Slow down affected them a lot. He's moved on from this. 5% dividend yield. He bought West Fraser instead.
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(A Top Pick Jun 14/19, Down 22%) It's come down quite a lot but he still likes it. Slow down affected them a lot. He's moved on from this. 5% dividend yield. He bought West Fraser instead.
COMMENT
COMMENT
December 3, 2019
Their last quarter disappointed. He's not sure what the catalyst will be to push this up. The 7% dividend is safe and still healthy, unless product prices remain pressured. WEF has a good balance sheet and financial backing. He's owned this in the past. It could be fine if you hold it long term.
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Their last quarter disappointed. He's not sure what the catalyst will be to push this up. The 7% dividend is safe and still healthy, unless product prices remain pressured. WEF has a good balance sheet and financial backing. He's owned this in the past. It could be fine if you hold it long term.
WATCH
WATCH
October 28, 2019
It is his small position in lumber and forest products. You get into these multiyear periods of cyclicality. He thinks you are getting to a bottoming time. In a year to a year and a half you should see a recovery. One of their mills has been on strike for a couple of months and he sees a strong union trying to push for much better bargaining. They have been excluded from the index and that forced some selling. Now is a great time to be looking at these stocks.
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It is his small position in lumber and forest products. You get into these multiyear periods of cyclicality. He thinks you are getting to a bottoming time. In a year to a year and a half you should see a recovery. One of their mills has been on strike for a couple of months and he sees a strong union trying to push for much better bargaining. They have been excluded from the index and that forced some selling. Now is a great time to be looking at these stocks.
COMMENT
COMMENT
October 15, 2019
Don't get into lumber stocks now. The US housing market is doing very well, but sadly Canadian lumber stocks don't benefit. He owns and likes this (and Interfor). Pity that these stocks don't get any love from the lumber price.
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Don't get into lumber stocks now. The US housing market is doing very well, but sadly Canadian lumber stocks don't benefit. He owns and likes this (and Interfor). Pity that these stocks don't get any love from the lumber price.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
October 1, 2019
2017-8 saw an uptrend, then fell into a long-term downtrend. There is some improvement in lumber stocks, but they're still pressured. They haven't hit a bottom yet.
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2017-8 saw an uptrend, then fell into a long-term downtrend. There is some improvement in lumber stocks, but they're still pressured. They haven't hit a bottom yet.
SELL
SELL
September 12, 2019
He is not hopeful. There is a downtrend line that it is running into from below. If we broke $1.13, from current levels then there more to this story than we know. Since Jun/18, its performance against the S&P has been terrible.
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He is not hopeful. There is a downtrend line that it is running into from below. If we broke $1.13, from current levels then there more to this story than we know. Since Jun/18, its performance against the S&P has been terrible.
WATCH
WATCH
August 23, 2019
Gotta watch to see what's happening in housing, especially in the US. Worried about shipping numbers since exports to China is down. Would wait for the stock to form a base.
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Gotta watch to see what's happening in housing, especially in the US. Worried about shipping numbers since exports to China is down. Would wait for the stock to form a base.
PARTIAL BUY
PARTIAL BUY
August 16, 2019
Sector has been beaten down. Possibly something that you should look closely at. It is cyclical so it has its characteristics.
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Sector has been beaten down. Possibly something that you should look closely at. It is cyclical so it has its characteristics.
WEAK BUY
WEAK BUY
August 9, 2019
All lumber companies have been slammed this year with low prices. For WEF, demand from China and Japan has really gone down due to trade tensions between China and Canada. WEF still does real estate sales to bolster their income. WEF is near its low. You can pick at this, assuming we don't get a recession.
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All lumber companies have been slammed this year with low prices. For WEF, demand from China and Japan has really gone down due to trade tensions between China and Canada. WEF still does real estate sales to bolster their income. WEF is near its low. You can pick at this, assuming we don't get a recession.
DON'T BUY
DON'T BUY
July 26, 2019
Forestry stocks have been tough since last September in a straight downtrend. He sold his forestry stocks last fall. Don't enter this sector yet. Not yet. WEF trades at 11x P/E. It pays a safe dividend. The street feels that lumber prices have abosrbed excess invenstory, so maybe this space is bottoming.
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Forestry stocks have been tough since last September in a straight downtrend. He sold his forestry stocks last fall. Don't enter this sector yet. Not yet. WEF trades at 11x P/E. It pays a safe dividend. The street feels that lumber prices have abosrbed excess invenstory, so maybe this space is bottoming.
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Western Forest Products Inc.(WEF-T) Rating

Ranking : 4 out of 5

Bullish - Buy Signals / Votes : 5

Neutral - Hold Signals / Votes : 0

Bearish - Sell Signals / Votes : 5

Total Signals / Votes : 10

Stockchase rating for Western Forest Products Inc. is calculated according to the stock experts' signals. A high score means experts mostly recommend to buy the stock while a low score means experts mostly recommend to sell the stock.

Western Forest Products Inc.(WEF-T) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Western Forest Products Inc. stock symbol?

Western Forest Products Inc. is a Canadian stock, trading under the symbol WEF-T on the Toronto Stock Exchange (WEF-CT). It is usually referred to as TSX:WEF or WEF-T

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In the last year, 10 stock analysts published opinions about WEF-T. 5 analysts recommended to BUY the stock. 5 analysts recommended to SELL the stock. The latest stock analyst recommendation is TOP PICK. Read the latest stock experts' ratings for Western Forest Products Inc..

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Western Forest Products Inc. was recommended as a Top Pick by Teal Linde on 2020-06-22. Read the latest stock experts ratings for Western Forest Products Inc..

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What is Western Forest Products Inc. stock price?

On 2020-07-01, Western Forest Products Inc. (WEF-T) stock closed at a price of $0.93.