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There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc. (NASDAQ: WOOF) Volatility

After Hours

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 Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc. (WOOF) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.06, or 0.60%, to $10.02. The Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc. has recorded 20,801 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Petco Demonstrates Progress in Supporting the Health of Pets, People and Planet in Latest ESG Report.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Specialty Retail industry segment, falling under the Consumer Cyclical sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $9.96 and fluctuated between $10.20 as its day high and $9.72 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Petco Health and Wellness Company Inc. is $3.16B. A total of 4.55 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.87M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, WOOF has seen 13 BUY and 15 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 1,506,512 and the disposition of 189,034 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 36 BUYs and 38 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 2,953,356 shares during that period but sold 296,559.

In the most recent transaction, COUGHLIN RON bought 61,040 shares of WOOF for 8.27 per share on Mar 28. After the transaction, the CEO & Chairman now owns 618,317 company shares. In a previous transaction on Oct 20, Tichy Justin sold 6,500 shares at 9.85 per share. WOOF shares that insider owns now total 341,254.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Tichy Justin disposed of 6,500 shares on Jul 07 at a per-share price of $15.74. This resulted in the Chief Pet Care Center Officer holding 78,142 shares of WOOF after the transaction.

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 WOOF in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $10.68 with high estimates of $15.00 and low estimates of $7.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, WOOF has a high of $17.17 and a low of $7.59.

As of this writing, WOOF has an earnings estimate of $0.05 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 14 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.11 per share and a lower estimate of $0.02.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

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. WOOF’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $211.60M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $3.02B in debt and $1.05B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $8.96, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $2.26B.

Analysts Opinion

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, 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 WOOF is Buy with a score of 3.92.

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