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 Blackstone Secured Lending Fund (BXSL) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.0408, or 0.16%, to $25.0408. The Blackstone Secured Lending Fund has recorded 5,159 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Blackstone Secured Lending Announces Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2022 Earnings Release and Conference Call.
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Blackstone Secured Lending Fund is listed on the NYSE in the Financial sector while operating in the Asset Management industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $25.00 and fluctuated between $25.20 as its day high and $24.41 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Blackstone Secured Lending Fund is $4.18B. A total of 0.63 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 994.01K shares.
Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, BXSL has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 182 BUYs and 0 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 85,359 shares during that period but sold 0.
In the most recent transaction, Marshall Brad bought 7,900 shares of BXSL for 23.88 per share on Nov 21. After the transaction, the CEO now owns 203,184 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 21, Rubenstein Katherine bought 3,359 shares at 23.83 per share. BXSL shares that Chief Operating Officer owns now total 3,359.
Among the insiders who bought shares, Marshall Brad acquired of 100 shares on Nov 21 at a per-share price of $23.89. This resulted in the CEO holding 203,284 shares of BXSL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Marshall Brad bought 19,181 shares at $24.03 per share on Nov 18. Company shares held by the CEO now total 180,465.
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. Blackstone Secured Lending Fund pays an annual dividend of $2.80, resulting in a dividend yield of 11.20%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.23. BXSL’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/30/2023 when it declared a $0.70 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/27/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/31/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 12/29/2022. The BXSL stock dividend was $0.60 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 BXSL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $27.29 with high estimates of $29.00 and low estimates of $26.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BXSL has a high of $28.98 and a low of $21.81.
As of this writing, BXSL has an earnings estimate of $0.88 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 9 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.95 per share and a lower estimate of $0.79. The company reported an EPS of $0.62 in the last quarter, which was 3.30% higher than expectations of $0.6.
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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, 8 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 BXSL is Overweight with a score of 4.00. A total of 5 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 1 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.