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 Franchise Group Inc. (FRG) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $29.31. The Franchise Group Inc. has recorded 32,977 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Franchise Group, Inc. Announces First Quarter Fiscal Year 2023 Financial Results.
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The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Specialty Retail industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $29.31 and fluctuated between $29.31 as its day high and $29.00 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Franchise Group Inc. is $1.04B. A total of 1.2 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 887.66K shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, FRG has seen 19 BUY and 9 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 334,760 and the disposition of 125,747 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 39 BUYs and 19 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,050,692 shares during that period but sold 418,740.
In the most recent transaction, EVANS K TODD bought 389 shares of FRG for 31.64 per share on Mar 02. After the transaction, the CHIEF FRANCHISING OFFICER now owns 38,961 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 23, Avril Matthew E bought 138 shares at 31.63 per share. FRG shares that Director owns now total 123,620.
Among the insiders who bought shares, HERSKOVITS THOMAS acquired of 85 shares on Feb 23 at a per-share price of $31.63. This resulted in the Director holding 28,570 shares of FRG after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Dubin Cynthia S bought 45 shares at $31.63 per share on Feb 23. Company shares held by the Director now total 2,300.
The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. FRG’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/30/2023 when it declared a $0.6250 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/14/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/17/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 12/30/2022. The FRG stock dividend was $0.6250 per share in cash.
It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for FRG in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $34.25 with high estimates of $42.00 and low estimates of $30.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, FRG has a high of $44.25 and a low of $22.45.
As of this writing, FRG has an earnings estimate of $0.32 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.74 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.41. The company reported an EPS of $0.49 in the last quarter, which was 133.30% higher than expectations of $0.21.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. FRG’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $292.71M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $2.60B in debt and $1.12B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $7.93, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $762.83M.
There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. 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 FRG is Buy with a score of 3.67.