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The Question Is Whether To Buy Or Not To Buy Valaris Limited (NYSE: VAL)

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 Valaris Limited (VAL) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.95, or -1.59%, to $58.95. The Valaris Limited has recorded 82,673 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Valaris Announces Appointment of New ARO Drilling CEO.

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Stocks Info

Valaris Limited is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Energy sector and is a part of the Oil & Gas Equipment & Services industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $59.90 and fluctuated between $60.57 as its day high and $58.43 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Valaris Limited is $4.39B. A total of 0.81 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.16M shares.

Insider Activity

Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, VAL has seen 5 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 24,456 and the disposition of 446,806 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 19 BUYs and 11 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 98,330 shares during that period but sold 456,451.

In the most recent transaction, OAK HILL ADVISORS LP sold 18,923 shares of VAL for 71.65 per share on Mar 09. After the transaction, the 10% Owner now owns 8,966,016 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 08, OAK HILL ADVISORS LP sold 258,879 shares at 71.65 per share. VAL shares that 10% Owner owns now total 8,984,939.

Among the insiders who sold shares, OAK HILL ADVISORS LP disposed of 10,372 shares on Mar 07 at a per-share price of $75.02. This resulted in the 10% Owner holding 9,243,818 shares of VAL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, OAK HILL ADVISORS LP sold 158,632 shares at $76.39 per share on Mar 06. Company shares held by the 10% Owner now total 9,254,190.

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 VAL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $97.00 with high estimates of $120.00 and low estimates of $80.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, VAL has a high of $80.00 and a low of $37.17.

As of this writing, VAL has an earnings estimate of -$0.2 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.06 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.53. The company reported an EPS of $0.38 in the last quarter, which was -17.40% lower than expectations of $0.46.

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. VAL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $608.70M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $545.30M in debt and $422.00M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $17.11, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.06B.

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, 0 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 VAL is Buy with a score of 3.00.

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