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 WW International Inc. (WW) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.01, or 0.26%, to $3.87. The WW International Inc. has recorded 10,958 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted WW International, Inc. Announces Leadership Changes:.
This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Personal Services industry segment, falling under the Consumer Cyclical sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $3.86 and fluctuated between $3.8800 as its day high and $3.7100 as its day low. The current market capitalization of WW International Inc. is $271.51M. A total of 0.99 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.57M shares.
Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, WW has seen 17 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 284,104 and the disposition of 12,950 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 62 BUYs and 22 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 485,497 shares during that period but sold 116,436.
In the most recent transaction, Stark Heather bought 10,000 shares of WW for 3.85 per share on Dec 02. After the transaction, the Interim Principal Fin. Officer now owns 13,302 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 18, Sistani Sima bought 63,935 shares at 3.91 per share. WW shares that Chief Executive Officer owns now total 63,935.
Among the insiders who bought shares, SOBECKI CHRISTOPHER J acquired of 30,000 shares on Nov 17 at a per-share price of $4.17. This resulted in the Director holding 101,481 shares of WW after the transaction. In another insider transaction, KELLY DENIS F bought 10,000 shares at $4.23 per share on Nov 10. Company shares held by the Director now total 80,921.
The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. WW’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/25/2013 when it declared a $0.1750 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 10/11/2013. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/12/2013 with an ex-dividend date of 6/26/2013. The WW stock dividend was $0.1750 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 WW in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $4.96 with high estimates of $6.00 and low estimates of $3.80. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WW has a high of $17.48 and a low of $3.28.
As of this writing, WW has an earnings estimate of $0.36 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 6 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.47 per share and a lower estimate of $0.24. The company reported an EPS of -$0.12 in the last quarter, which was 58.60% higher than expectations of -$0.29.
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.
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, 9 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 WW is Overweight with a score of 3.33. A total of 3 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 6 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.