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John Wiley & Sons Inc Class A WLY Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jan 27, 2023, 7:00 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 45.17
  • Sector Communication Services
  • Industry Publishing
  • Investment Style Small Value
  • Day Range 44.65  –  45.36
  • Year Range 36.57  –  56.34
  • Market Cap 2.5096 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 129,381.0 /  240,436.4
  • Price / Sales 1.24
  • Price / Book 2.33
  • Forward Div Yield 3.21%
  • Trailing Div Yield 3.07%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis WLY

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Strong Demand for Research, Digitization of Education Should Benefit Wiley Long-Term

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Business Strategy and Outlook

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With a journal unit consisting of must-have titles facing little direct competition, as well as deep relationships with academic institutions, researchers, and corporations, we believe Wiley has a wide economic moat. The switching costs inherent in its journal, online degree program management, and corporate learning efforts add to its standing. However, the ongoing shift away from educational books, particularly textbooks, leads us to believe Wiley’s position is deteriorating.

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Business Description

John Wiley & Sons is one of the foremost global providers of academic journals, books, pre- and post-hire assessments and training, test preparation materials, and online education program management solutions. Wiley derived more than 80% of its total fiscal 2022 revenue from digital products and tech-enabled services, with just over half of the total top line coming from its research publishing and platforms segment, 31% from its academic and professional learning effort, and 16% from its education services unit. Around half of revenue recorded in fiscal 2022 was derived from customers in the United States. The company has a dual-class share ownership structure, with Wiley family members controlling about 60% of the voting power of the firm’s equity.

111 River Street
Hoboken, NJ, 07030
Industry Publishing
Employees 9,500

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FAQs for John Wiley & Sons Inc Class A Stock

Yes. WLY has a forward dividend yield of 3.21%. See WLY’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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WLY’s market cap is 2.51 Bil.
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WLY’s stock style is Small Value.
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WLY’s price/sales is 1.24.
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WLY’s price/forward earnings is 10.66.
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WLY’s price/book is 2.33.
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WLY’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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