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 Home Bancshares Inc. (Conway AR) (HOMB) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by +$0.92, or +4.00%, to $23.93. Volume reached 51,153 shares, with price reaching a high of $23.93 and a low of $23.93. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Home Bancshares, Inc. Announces Third Quarter Earnings Release Date and Conference Call.
This NYSE-listed company operates within the Banks – Regional industry segment, falling under the Financial sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $23.93 and fluctuated between $23.94 as its day high and $23.25 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Home Bancshares Inc. (Conway AR) is $4.96B. A total of 1.04 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 949.16K shares.
Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, HOMB has seen 2 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 15,000 and the disposition of 18,000 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 30 BUYs and 6 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 357,650 shares during that period but sold 59,070.
In the most recent transaction, Rankin Jim sold 11,032 shares of HOMB for 24.07 per share on Sep 20. After the transaction, the Director now owns 209,817 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 31, LIEBLONG ALEX R bought 5,000 shares at 23.56 per share. HOMB shares that Director owns now total 55,000.
Among the insiders who bought shares, LIEBLONG ALEX R acquired of 10,000 shares on Aug 26 at a per-share price of $24.21. This resulted in the Director holding 50,000 shares of HOMB after the transaction. In another insider transaction, LIEBLONG ALEX R bought 20,000 shares at $24.90 per share on Aug 19. Company shares held by the Director now total 40,000.
The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Home Bancshares Inc. (Conway AR) pays an annual dividend of $0.66, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.76%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 17.40. HOMB’s most recent ex-dividend date was 08/16/2022 when it declared a $0.165 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 09/07/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 06/08/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 05/17/2022. The dividend was $0.165 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 HOMB in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $27.33 with high estimates of $29.00 and low estimates of $25.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, HOMB has a high of $26.64 and a low of $19.83.
As of this writing, HOMB has an earnings estimate of $0.53 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.54 per share and a lower estimate of $0.53. The company reported an EPS of $0.47 in the last quarter, which was 23.68% higher than expectations of $0.38.
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. Its Book Value Per Share was $17.01, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $2.77B.
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, 7 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 HOMB is Overweight with a score of 4.20. A total of 5 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 2 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.