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Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By Teradyne Inc. (NASDAQ: TER)

After Hours

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. After-hours trades for Teradyne Inc. (TER) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.37, or -0.36%, to $102.36. The Teradyne Inc. has recorded 18,861 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted LitePoint Joins Car Connectivity Consortium to Support Standardization and Interoperability of Vehicle-to-Smartphone Connectivity.

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Stocks Info

Teradyne Inc. is listed on the NASDAQ as a member of the Technology sector and is a part of the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $102.73 and fluctuated between $103.68 as its day high and $99.72 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Teradyne Inc. is $16.17B. A total of 1.75 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.60M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, TER has seen 19 BUY and 35 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 218,330 and the disposition of 193,929 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 46 BUYs and 42 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 243,202 shares during that period but sold 252,417.

In the most recent transaction, JOHNSON MERCEDES sold 750 shares of TER for 106.43 per share on Feb 15. After the transaction, the Director now owns 18,987 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 02, Mehta Sanjay sold 7,992 shares at 110.00 per share. TER shares that VP and Chief Financial Officer owns now total 58,926.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Gray Charles Jeffrey disposed of 686 shares on Jan 31 at a per-share price of $100.00. This resulted in the VP, General Counsel, Secretary holding 23,270 shares of TER after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Gray Charles Jeffrey sold 1,152 shares at $100.00 per share on Jan 26. Company shares held by the VP, General Counsel, Secretary now total 21,554.


It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Teradyne Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.44, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.43%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.34. TER’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/16/2023 when it declared a $0.11 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/17/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/21/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 11/25/2022. The TER stock dividend was $0.11 per share in cash.

Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for TER in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $111.24 with high estimates of $136.00 and low estimates of $90.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, TER has a high of $127.29 and a low of $67.81.

As of this writing, TER has an earnings estimate of $0.43 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 17 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.56 per share and a lower estimate of $0.39. The company reported an EPS of $1.15 in the last quarter, which was 10.60% higher than expectations of $1.04.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information.

Analysts Opinion

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. Currently, 20 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 TER is Sell with a score of 3.86. A total of 9 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 rated it as Overweight while 10 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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