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 Aspen Group Inc. (ASPU) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.0008, or -0.58%, to $0.1365. The Aspen Group Inc. has recorded 22,615 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Aspen Group, Inc. Announces Voluntary Delisting from the Nasdaq Capital Market.
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This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Education & Training Services industry segment, falling under the Consumer Defensive sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $0.14 and fluctuated between $0.1630 as its day high and $0.1122 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Aspen Group Inc. is $3.68M. A total of 1.63 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 335.07K shares.
Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, ASPU has seen 5 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 60,000 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 8 BUYs and 0 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 137,000 shares during that period but sold 0.
In the most recent transaction, KASS DOUGLAS bought 10,250 shares of ASPU for 0.28 per share on Dec 30. After the transaction, the Director now owns 255,250 company shares. In a previous transaction on Dec 29, KASS DOUGLAS bought 5,000 shares at 0.28 per share. ASPU shares that Director owns now total 245,000.
Among the insiders who bought shares, KASS DOUGLAS acquired of 7,000 shares on Dec 28 at a per-share price of $0.27. This resulted in the Director holding 240,000 shares of ASPU after the transaction. In another insider transaction, KASS DOUGLAS bought 33,000 shares at $0.27 per share on Dec 27. Company shares held by the Director now total 233,000.
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 ASPU in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $1.05 with high estimates of $1.50 and low estimates of $0.60. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ASPU has a high of $1.91 and a low of $0.15.
As of this writing, ASPU has an earnings estimate of -$0.07 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 1 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.07 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.07. The company reported an EPS of -$0.13 in the last quarter, which was -18.20% lower than expectations of -$0.11.
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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, 2 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 ASPU is Buy with a score of 4.00. A total of 1 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 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.