Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By Exponent Inc. (NASDAQ: EXPO)

After Hours

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Volume reached 5,336 shares, with price reaching a high of $98.64 and a low of $98.64. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Exponent Reports Second Quarter 2022 Financial Results.

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Exponent Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ as a member of the Industrials sector and is a part of the Consulting Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $98.64 and fluctuated between $98.64 as its day high and $97.09 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Exponent Inc. is $4.83B. A total of 0.12 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 240.68K shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, EXPO has seen 6 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 8,844 and the disposition of 650 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 29 BUYs and 26 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 154,914 shares during that period but sold 108,420.

In the most recent transaction, Brown George H. bought 2,000 shares of EXPO for 85.18 per share on Feb 08. After the transaction, the Director now owns 2,727 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 12, Kytomaa Harri sold 500 shares at 124.83 per share. EXPO shares that Group Vice President owns now total 11,974.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Reiss Richard disposed of 2,076 shares on Nov 09 at a per-share price of $119.88. This resulted in the Group Vice President holding 7,161 shares of EXPO after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Reitman Maureen T. F. sold 3,047 shares at $120.00 per share on Nov 09. Company shares held by the Group Vice President now total 26,963.

Dividend

It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Exponent Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.96, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.97%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 52.11. EXPO’s most recent ex-dividend date was 09/08/2022 when it declared a $0.24 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 09/23/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 06/24/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 06/09/2022. The dividend was $0.24 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for EXPO in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $120.00 with high estimates of $120.00 and low estimates of $120.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EXPO has a high of $127.61 and a low of $80.97.

As of this writing, EXPO has an earnings estimate of $0.41 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 2 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.42 per share and a lower estimate of $0.41. The company reported an EPS of $0.49 in the last quarter, which was 8.89% higher than expectations of $0.45.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 2 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for EXPO is Buy with a score of 4.00. A total of 1 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 1 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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