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There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Century Communities Inc. (NYSE: CCS) 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 Century Communities Inc. (CCS) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $76.03. The Century Communities Inc. has recorded 9,955 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Century Communities Proudly Sponsors Madera District Fair Ticket Giveaway.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Residential Construction industry segment, falling under the Consumer Cyclical sector. The current market capitalization of Century Communities Inc. is $2.38B. A total of 0.13 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 208.62K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, CCS has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 45,000 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 25 BUYs and 20 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 321,253 shares during that period but sold 405,527.

In the most recent transaction, MESSENGER DAVID L sold 45,000 shares of CCS for 70.13 per share on Jun 08. After the transaction, the CFO and Secretary now owns 175,001 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 01, DIXON JOHN SCOTT sold 3,173 shares at 66.72 per share. CCS shares that Assistant CFO owns now total 0.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Francescon Dale disposed of 75,000 shares on Feb 15 at a per-share price of $63.53. This resulted in the Chairman and Co-CEO holding 424,565 shares of CCS after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Francescon Robert J sold 75,000 shares at $63.53 per share on Feb 15. Company shares held by the Co-CEO, President now total 474,561.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Century Communities Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.92, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.21%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 7.97. CCS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/29/2023 when it declared a $0.23 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/13/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/14/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 5/30/2023. The CCS stock dividend was $0.23 per share in cash.

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 CCS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $84.33 with high estimates of $92.00 and low estimates of $72.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, CCS has a high of $82.70 and a low of $40.26.

As of this writing, CCS has an earnings estimate of $1.64 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 4 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.85 per share and a lower estimate of $1.42. The company reported an EPS of $1.04 in the last quarter, which was 52.90% higher than expectations of $0.68.

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. CCS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $316.31M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.33B in debt and $401.56M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $69.38, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.76B.

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 CCS is Buy with a score of 3.50.

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