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West Fraser Timber Co.Ltd WFG Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 06, 2023, 4:00 PM EST | CAD
  • Last Close 114.28
  • Sector Basic Materials
  • Industry Lumber & Wood Production
  • Investment Style Mid Growth
  • Day Range 113.55  –  116.54
  • Year Range 89.95  –  132.91
  • Market Cap 9.6023 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 259,047.0 /  206,004.8
  • Price / Sales 0.84
  • Price / Book 0.92
  • Forward Div Yield 1.40%
  • Trailing Div Yield 1.01%

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Lower Lumber Prices Weigh on West Fraser's Profitability in the Third Quarter

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West Fraser is one of the largest softwood lumber and oriented strand board, or OSB, producers in the world, with significant production capacity in Canada, southeastern United States, and Europe. New construction and remodeling are the main uses of softwood lumber and OSB products in North America. West Fraser is closely tied to the North American market as it accounts for roughly 85% of sales (70% in U.S. and 15% in Canada). As price-takers, West Fraser and its peers see dramatic profit variations depending on the health of housing markets and overall economic conditions.

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Business Description

West Fraser Timber is a softwood lumber company that also produces wood panels and pulp products. The company produces its wood products globally, with lumber mills in British Columbia, Alberta, Europe, and the southeastern United States. Following its acquisition of Norbord in 2021, West Fraser is now one of the largest oriented strand board, or OSB, producers in the world.

c/o West Fraser Group, 858 Beatty Street, Suite 501
Vancouver, BC, V6B 1C1, CAN
Industry Lumber & Wood Production
Employees 10,928

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FAQs for West Fraser Timber Co.Ltd Stock

Yes. WFG has a forward dividend yield of 1.38%. See WFG’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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WFG’s market cap is 9.60 Bil.
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WFG’s stock style is Mid Growth.
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High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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WFG’s price/sales is 0.86.
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WFG’s price/forward earnings is 25.91.
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WFG’s price/book is 0.92.
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WFG’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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