There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for BRF S.A. (BRFS) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.04, or -1.46%, to $2.7. Volume reached 8,661 shares, with price reaching a high of $2.7 and a low of $2.7. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that BRF Filed its Annual Report on Form 20-F for 2021.
This NYSE-listed company operates within the Packaged Foods industry segment, falling under the Consumer Defensive sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $2.70 and fluctuated between $2.7950 as its day high and $2.6900 as its day low. The current market capitalization of BRF S.A. is $3.03B. A total of 2.49 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 3.42M shares.
The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. BRFS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 07/13/2016 when it declared a $0.151939 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 08/25/2016. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 04/11/2016 with an ex-dividend date of 03/11/2016. The dividend was $0.030116 per share in cash.
Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for BRFS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $4.06 with high estimates of $5.92 and low estimates of $2.50. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BRFS has a high of $5.19 and a low of $2.30.
As of this writing, BRFS has an earnings estimate of $0.27 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 2 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.57 per share and a lower estimate of $-0.03. The company reported an EPS of $-0.1 in the last quarter, which was -600% lower than expectations of $0.02.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. BRFS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $7.88B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $27.94B in debt and $21.23B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $2.16, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $8.83B.
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. Currently, 12 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 BRFS is Hold with a score of 1.67. A total of 4 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 5 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 3 thought it should be Sold.