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Is Benson Hill Inc. (NYSE: BHIL) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

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 Benson Hill Inc. (BHIL) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $2.44. The Benson Hill Inc. has recorded 15,064 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Benson Hill Announces Preliminary Unaudited 2022 Results and Initial 2023 Guidance.

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Stocks Info

BHIL belongs to the Basic Materials sector of the NYSE while operating in the Agricultural Inputs industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $2.44 and fluctuated between $2.5100 as its day high and $2.3700 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Benson Hill Inc. is $552.44M. A total of 0.69 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 572.89K shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, BHIL has seen 5 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 161,230 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 9 BUYs and 2 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 243,961 shares during that period but sold 4,765.

In the most recent transaction, Freeman Dean P sold 26,703 shares of BHIL for 2.55 per share on Feb 06. After the transaction, the Chief Financial Officer now owns 157,527 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 14, Crisp Matthew B. bought 20,000 shares at 2.54 per share. BHIL shares that President & CEO owns now total 3,132,581.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Freeman Dean P acquired of 59,230 shares on Dec 12 at a per-share price of $2.53. This resulted in the Chief Financial Officer holding 109,230 shares of BHIL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Crisp Matthew B. bought 11,658 shares at $3.19 per share on Nov 16. Company shares held by the President & CEO now total 2,969,507.

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 BHIL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $5.54 with high estimates of $7.00 and low estimates of $4.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BHIL has a high of $5.85 and a low of $2.16.

As of this writing, BHIL has an earnings estimate of -$0.21 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 6 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.16 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.26. The company reported an EPS of -$0.1 in the last quarter, which was 50.00% higher than expectations of -$0.2.

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.

Analysts Opinion

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, 6 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 BHIL is Overweight with a score of 5.00. A total of 4 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 1 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 0 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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