WPM - Wheaton Precious Metals Corp.

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
+0.75 (+3.16%)
As of 12:00PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close23.70
Bid24.44 x 3000
Ask24.45 x 1300
Day's Range24.19 - 24.61
52 Week Range15.08 - 25.24
Avg. Volume2,537,385
Market Cap10.925B
Beta (3Y Monthly)-0.56
PE Ratio (TTM)26.07
EPS (TTM)0.94
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield0.36 (1.52%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-05-23
1y Target Est29.77
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