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There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding PowerSchool Holdings Inc. (NYSE: PWSC) 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 PowerSchool Holdings Inc. (PWSC) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.56, or -2.48%, to $22.01. The PowerSchool Holdings Inc. has recorded 25,321 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that PowerSchool Announces Webcast of its 2023 Investor Day on September 14, 2023.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Software – Application industry segment, falling under the Technology sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $22.57 and fluctuated between $22.59 as its day high and $22.13 as its day low. The current market capitalization of PowerSchool Holdings Inc. is $4.45B. A total of 0.64 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 804.54K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, PWSC has seen 3 BUY and 11 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 18,996 and the disposition of 182,158 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 12 BUYs and 49 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 2,948,200 shares during that period but sold 12,043,560.

In the most recent transaction, DANIEL MARCY sold 15,000 shares of PWSC for 19.01 per share on Aug 30. After the transaction, the Chief Product Officer now owns 284,120 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 02, HENDRAKA ANGELINA sold 3,657 shares at 22.76 per share. PWSC shares that Chief Accounting Officer owns now total 124,687.

Among the insiders who sold shares, GULATI HARDEEP disposed of 19,169 shares on Jun 28 at a per-share price of $19.01. This resulted in the Chief Executive Officer holding 200,623,713 shares of PWSC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Shander Eric Ryan sold 4,532 shares at $19.01 per share on Jun 28. Company shares held by the President, CFO now total 200,623,713.

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 PWSC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $26.71 with high estimates of $30.00 and low estimates of $22.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, PWSC has a high of $26.05 and a low of $15.60.

As of this writing, PWSC has an earnings estimate of $0.2 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 12 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.22 per share and a lower estimate of $0.16. The company reported an EPS of $0.18 in the last quarter, which was -5.30% lower than expectations of $0.19.

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. PWSC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $86.48M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $741.17M in debt and $385.64M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $7.91, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.72B.

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 PWSC is Buy with a score of 4.58.

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