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Is Benson Hill Inc. (NYSE: BHIL) No Longer A Good Investment?

After Hours

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. After-hours trades for Benson Hill Inc. (BHIL) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.07, or 3.98%, to $1.83. The Benson Hill Inc. has recorded 24,306 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Benson Hill Announces First Quarter 2023 Financial Results.

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Stocks Info

BHIL belongs to the Basic Materials sector of the NYSE while operating in the Agricultural Inputs industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $1.76 and fluctuated between $1.8300 as its day high and $1.6600 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Benson Hill Inc. is $327.71M. A total of 0.66 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 646.67K shares.

Insider Activity

Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, BHIL has seen 5 BUY and 11 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 195,758 and the disposition of 40,990 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 15 BUYs and 13 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 514,719 shares during that period but sold 72,308.

In the most recent transaction, Bull Jason sold 5,326 shares of BHIL for 1.19 per share on Mar 23. After the transaction, the Chief Technology Officer now owns 17,292 company shares. In a previous transaction on Mar 23, Bennett Bruce Tyler sold 5,061 shares at 1.19 per share. BHIL shares that President, Ingredients owns now total 27,566.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Fundler Yevgeny disposed of 3,159 shares on Mar 23 at a per-share price of $1.19. This resulted in the Chief Legal Officer/Corp Secty holding 10,247 shares of BHIL after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Bull Jason sold 3,939 shares at $1.25 per share on Mar 22. Company shares held by the Chief Technology Officer now total 22,618.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for BHIL in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $3.79 with high estimates of $5.00 and low estimates of $3.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BHIL has a high of $4.09 and a low of $0.90.

As of this writing, BHIL has an earnings estimate of -$0.17 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 6 estimates, with a high estimate of -$0.15 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.2. The company reported an EPS of -$0.29 in the last quarter, which was -61.10% lower than expectations of -$0.18.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. BHIL’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $182.65M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $165.73M in debt and $71.68M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $1.04, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $251.45M.

Analysts Opinion

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. 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 BHIL is Buy with a score of 4.67.

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