Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By Service Properties Trust (NASDAQ: SVC)

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. After-hours trades for Service Properties Trust (SVC) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.46, or -7.22%, to $5.91. Volume reached 33,132 shares, with price reaching a high of $5.91 and a low of $5.91. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Service Properties Trust Announces Second Quarter 2022 Results.

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Stocks Info

Service Properties Trust is listed on the NASDAQ as a member of the Real Estate sector and is a part of the REIT – Hotel & Motel industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $5.91 and fluctuated between $6.37 as its day high and $5.76 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Service Properties Trust is $962.74M. A total of 1.74 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.25M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, SVC has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 12 BUYs and 2 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 71,000 shares during that period but sold 14,000.

In the most recent transaction, Donley Brian E. bought 3,000 shares of SVC for 5.94 per share on May 25. After the transaction, the CFO and Treasurer now owns 38,341 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 06, Donley Brian E. bought 3,000 shares at 6.60 per share. SVC shares that CFO and Treasurer owns now total 35,341.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Donley Brian E. acquired of 2,000 shares on Nov 23 at a per-share price of $9.97. This resulted in the CFO and Treasurer holding 32,341 shares of SVC after the transaction.


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. SVC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 07/22/2022 when it declared a $0.01 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 08/18/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 05/19/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 04/22/2022. The dividend was $0.01 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 SVC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $8.58 with high estimates of $11.00 and low estimates of $6.75. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SVC has a high of $12.23 and a low of $4.65.

As of this writing, SVC has an earnings estimate of $0.47 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 2 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.48 per share and a lower estimate of $0.46. The company reported an EPS of $0.54 in the last quarter, which was 50% higher than expectations of $0.36.

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, 4 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 SVC is Buy with a score of 3.00. 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, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 1 thought it should be Sold.

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