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 Gerdau S.A. (GGB) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.09, or 1.88%, to $4.89. The Gerdau S.A. has recorded 48,487 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that GERDAU S.A. – CONSOLIDATED INFORMATION.
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GGB belongs to the Basic Materials sector of the NYSE while operating in the Steel industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $4.80 and fluctuated between $4.9500 as its day high and $4.7750 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Gerdau S.A. is $8.28B. A total of 9.32 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 7.78M shares.
Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Gerdau S.A. pays an annual dividend of $0.68, resulting in a dividend yield of 14.19%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 3.61. GGB’s most recent ex-dividend date was 5/16/2023 when it declared a $0.1010 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 6/6/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 3/30/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 3/15/2023. The GGB stock dividend was $0.0788 per share in cash.
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 GGB in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $6.79 with high estimates of $7.98 and low estimates of $5.71. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, GGB has a high of $6.21 and a low of $3.63.
As of this writing, GGB has an earnings estimate of $0.29 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 1 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.29 per share and a lower estimate of $0.29. The company reported an EPS of $0.38 in the last quarter, which was 5.60% higher than expectations of $0.36.
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. GGB’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $6.79B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $14.98B in debt and $14.04B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $5.60, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $42.82B.
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 GGB is Buy with a score of 4.33.