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Is Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE: SEE) The Best Stock To Invest In?

After Hours

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 Sealed Air Corporation (SEE) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $47.87. The Sealed Air Corporation has recorded 14,050 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that SEE and Koenig & Bauer Announce Strategic Partnership to Shape the Digital Future of Packaging.

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Stocks Info

Sealed Air Corporation is listed on the NYSE in the Consumer Cyclical sector while operating in the Packaging & Containers industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $47.87 and fluctuated between $48.44 as its day high and $47.79 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Sealed Air Corporation is $6.78B. A total of 0.88 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.12M shares.

Insider Activity

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, SEE has seen 23 BUY and 47 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 482,906 and the disposition of 306,087 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 36 BUYs and 53 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 503,863 shares during that period but sold 328,047.

In the most recent transaction, Whitaker Jerry R. bought 500 shares of SEE for 43.56 per share on Nov 04. After the transaction, the Director now owns 10,521 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 03, Ahmad Zubaid bought 1,200 shares at 42.12 per share. SEE shares that Director owns now total 1,200.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Pupkin Sergio A acquired of 1,000 shares on Nov 02 at a per-share price of $44.33. This resulted in the Senior Vice President holding 46,748 shares of SEE after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Chammas Emile Z. bought 1,000 shares at $54.08 per share on Aug 31. Company shares held by the SVP & COO now total 208,161.


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. Sealed Air Corporation pays an annual dividend of $0.80, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.67%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.38. SEE’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/9/2023 when it declared a $0.20 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/24/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/16/2022 with an ex-dividend date of 12/1/2022. The SEE stock dividend was $0.20 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 SEE in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $57.69 with high estimates of $66.00 and low estimates of $50.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SEE has a high of $68.71 and a low of $41.24.

As of this writing, SEE has an earnings estimate of $0.77 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 15 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.86 per share and a lower estimate of $0.69. The company reported an EPS of $0.98 in the last quarter, which was 8.90% higher than expectations of $0.9.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. SEE’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $561.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $3.77B in debt and $2.01B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $2.38, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $248.70M.

Analysts Opinion

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, 17 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 SEE is Underweight with a score of 3.67. A total of 6 analysts rated the stock as Buy while 0 rated it as Overweight while 10 rated it as Hold. Among the other participants, 1 thought the stock was Underweight and 0 thought it should be Sold.

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