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. After-hours trades for Gerdau S.A. (GGB) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.03, or 0.47%, to $6.38. The Gerdau S.A. has recorded 29,823 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted GERDAU S.A. – CONSOLIDATED INFORMATION.
Gerdau S.A. is listed on the NYSE in the Basic Materials sector while operating in the Steel industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $6.35 and fluctuated between $6.39 as its day high and $6.23 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Gerdau S.A. is $9.70B. A total of 10.46 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 13.40M shares.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Gerdau S.A. pays an annual dividend of $0.70, resulting in a dividend yield of 11.04%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 4.20. GGB’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/22/2022 when it declared a $0.4040 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/21/2022. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/1/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 8/16/2022. The GGB stock dividend was $0.1370 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for GGB in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $6.89 with high estimates of $7.75 and low estimates of $5.84. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GGB has a high of $6.39 and a low of $3.89.
As of this writing, GGB has an earnings estimate of $0.35 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 2 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.37 per share and a lower estimate of $0.34. The company reported an EPS of $0.32 in the last quarter, which was -23.80% lower than expectations of $0.42.
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As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. Currently, 13 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 GGB is Hold with a score of 5.00. A total of 11 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.