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Wayfair Inc. (W) Shares Decline Despite Market Challenges

The stock price of Wayfair Inc. (NYSE: W) has plunged by -8.14 when compared to previous closing price of 71.00, but the company has seen a -11.86% decline in its stock price over the last five trading sessions. The Motley Fool reported 2023-09-17 that Customer engagement trends remain weak. Wayfair hasn’t proved it can generate sustainable earnings.

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compared to its average ratio and a 36-month beta value of 3.17. Analysts have mixed views on the stock, with 17 analysts rating it as a “buy,” 1 as “overweight,” 16 as “hold,” and 1 as “sell.”

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The average price point forecasted by analysts for Wayfair Inc. (W) is $91.69, which is $26.26 above the current market price. The public float for W is 81.74M, and currently, short sellers hold a 27.48% ratio of that float. The average trading volume of W on September 18, 2023 was 4.27M shares.

W’s Market Performance

W’s stock has seen a -11.86% decrease for the week, with a -7.05% drop in the past month and a 17.98% gain in the past quarter. The volatility ratio for the week is 3.46%, and the volatility levels for the past 30 days are at 4.77% for Wayfair Inc. The simple moving average for the last 20 days is -6.39% for W stock, with a simple moving average of 30.91% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of W

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for W stocks, with Oppenheimer repeating the rating for W by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for W in the upcoming period, according to Oppenheimer is $100 based on the research report published on August 18, 2023 of the current year 2023.

W Trading at -9.01% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought W to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -28.10% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 4.77%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 3.46%, as shares sank -7.25% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +6.03% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, W fell by -11.71%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +106.30% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $69.41. In addition, Wayfair Inc. saw 98.30% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at W starting from Shah Niraj, who sale 10,000 shares at the price of $70.37 back on Sep 07. After this action, Shah Niraj now owns 309,137 shares of Wayfair Inc., valued at $703,676 using the latest closing price.

Conine Steven, the Co-Founder of Wayfair Inc., sale 10,000 shares at $70.36 during a trade that took place back on Sep 07, which means that Conine Steven is holding 309,073 shares at $703,567 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for W

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • -10.75 for the present operating margin
  • +27.96 for the gross margin

The net margin for Wayfair Inc. stands at -10.89. The total capital return value is set at -65.05, while invested capital returns managed to touch -69.96. Equity return is now at value 39.90, with -29.90 for asset returns.

When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 0.93, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.65. The receivables turnover for the company is 38.36 and the total asset turnover is 3.00. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.89.


To put it simply, Wayfair Inc. (W) has had a mixed performance in recent times. Analysts have a bullish opinion on the stock, with some rating it as a “buy” and others as a “hold”. It’s important to note that the stock is currently trading at a significant distance from its 50-day moving average and its 52-week high.