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Last A$43.60 AUD
Change Today +0.20 / 0.46%
Volume 2.2M
WES On Other Exchanges
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Exchange
Berlin
OTC US
OTC US
As of 2:11 AM 05/28/15 All times are local (Market data is delayed by at least 15 minutes).

wesfarmers ltd (WES) Snapshot

Open
A$43.68
Previous Close
A$43.40
Day High
A$43.73
Day Low
A$43.17
52 Week High
02/23/15 - A$46.95
52 Week Low
10/13/14 - A$39.38
Market Cap
49.0B
Average Volume 10 Days
2.4M
EPS TTM
A$1.36
Shares Outstanding
1.1B
EX-Date
02/24/15
P/E TM
32.0x
Dividend
A$2.77
Dividend Yield
9.22%
Current Stock Chart for WESFARMERS LTD (WES)

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wesfarmers ltd (WES) Details

Wesfarmers Limited is engaged in the retail; coal mining and production; gas processing and distribution; industrial and safety product distribution; chemicals and fertilizers manufacturing; and investment businesses in Australia, New Zealand, and internationally. The company operates 762 Coles and Bi-Lo supermarkets; 831 liquor stores under the Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, and First Choice Liquor brand names; 90 hotels; 642 fuel and convenience stores under the Coles Express name; and an online supermarket. It also offers home improvement and outdoor living products through 223 large warehouse stores, 64 smaller format stores, and 33 trade centers under the Bunnings name; office products and solutions through Officeworks stores; apparel and general merchandise through 192 Kmart stores and 300 Target stores; and automotive services, repairs, and tires through 243 Kmart Tyre & Auto Service centers, as well as is involved in the retail of building materials, and office and technology products. In addition, the company is engaged in property business; and supplying and distributing maintenance, repair, and operating products. Further, it manufactures and markets industrial gases and equipment; and extracts, markets, and distributes LPG and LNG. Additionally, the company offers chemicals for industry, mining, and mineral processing activities; broadacre and horticultural fertilizers; and industrial, medical, and specialty gases, as well as holds interests in the Curragh and Bengalla cola mines in Australia. Wesfarmers Limited was founded in 1914 and is based in Perth, Australia.

203,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 09/9/14
Founded in 1914

wesfarmers ltd (WES) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director an...
Total Annual Compensation: A$6.8M
Finance Director and Director
Total Annual Compensation: A$3.5M
Managing Director of Home Improvement & Offic...
Total Annual Compensation: A$2.7M
Managing Director of Kmart Division
Total Annual Compensation: A$2.3M
Managing Director of Wesfarmers Chemicals, En...
Total Annual Compensation: A$1.9M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

wesfarmers ltd (WES) Key Developments

Wesfarmers Plans to Invest at Least $2 Billion into its Two Large Businesses, Coles and Bunnings

Wesfarmers planned to invest at least $2 billion into its two large businesses, Coles and Bunnings, over the year 2016. Wesfarmers will outlay between $2 billion and $3 billion in gross capex next year, or between $1.3 billion and $1.5 billion net after property disposals, with the bulk of the investment going to Coles and Bunnings. Coles plans to open about 20 new bricks and mortar stores; grow its online business by adding 50 new click and collect sites and 13 Coles Online stores; and refurbish existing stores, including some that have been "renewed" in the last five years, to boost sales of fresh foods such as freshly baked bread, meat and produce.

Wesfarmers Limited Announces Management Changes

Wesfarmers Limited has announced its Chairman Dr. Bob Every AO will step down from the position at this year's Annual General Meeting in November and be replaced by Mr. Michael Chaney AO. Mr. Chaney will join the company's Board as Chairman-elect, effective from 1 June 2015. Michael Chaney was Wesfarmers Managing Director from 1992 until 2005 when he was succeeded by serving Managing Director Richard Goyder. He is currently Chairman of both Woodside and the National Australia Bank, but has announced he will step down from the NAB position at the company's Annual General Meeting in December this year. Michael Chaney, who was the 101 year-old company's sixth Managing Director and will become just its 11th Chairman, he was looking forward to re-joining Wesfarmers. Mr. Goyder said he and the management team were looking forward to continuing to work with Dr. Every through to the end of his tenure at Wesfarmers in November.

Wesfarmers Ltd Announces Sales Results for the Third Quarter and Nine Months of 2015

Wesfarmers Ltd. announced sales results for the third quarter and nine months of 2015. For the quarter, sales for Coles rose 0.5% to $8.686 billion, Home Improvement 12% to $2.337 billion, Office Supplies 9% to $485 million and Kmart 10.9% to $937 million. However, Target sales fell 1.6% to $663 million. For the nine months, Coles sales were up 2.1% to $28.483 billion, Home Improvement 11.9% to $7.293 billion, Office Supplies 8.2% to $1.287 billion and Kmart 6.8% to $3.427 billion. Target sales for the year to date were down 1.7% to $2.64 billion.

 

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