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. 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 0.24%, to $4.23. The WW International Inc. has recorded 5,483 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted WW International, Inc. Announces Leadership Changes:.
WW belongs to the Consumer Cyclical sector of the NASDAQ while operating in the Personal Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $4.22 and fluctuated between $4.4200 as its day high and $4.1700 as its day low. The current market capitalization of WW International Inc. is $286.33M. A total of 1.04 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.50M shares.
Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, WW has seen 13 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 253,654 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 58 BUYs and 22 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 507,997 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.
Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. 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.
While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for WW in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $4.74 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 $13.39 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
An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information.
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. 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 3.40. 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.