WPC - W. P. Carey Inc.

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
-0.38 (-0.50%)
At close: 4:02PM EDT

76.25 -0.08 (-0.10%)
After hours: 4:19PM EDT

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Previous Close76.71
Bid76.35 x 800
Ask77.96 x 800
Day's Range75.85 - 76.69
52 Week Range60.97 - 79.75
Avg. Volume1,026,759
Market Cap12.966B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.44
PE Ratio (TTM)21.87
Earnings DateN/A
Forward Dividend & Yield4.13 (5.27%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-03-28
1y Target EstN/A
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  • Markit13 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about WP Carey Inc.

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