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Momentum Is Strong For Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. (NASDAQ: SWBI)

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 Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. (SWBI) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.16, or 1.39%, to $11.70. The Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. has recorded 8,886 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed Smith & Wesson Brands, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2024 Financial Results.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Aerospace & Defense industry segment, falling under the Industrials sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $11.54 and fluctuated between $11.69 as its day high and $11.44 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. is $480.41M. A total of 0.51 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 589.37K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, SWBI has seen 1 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 7,843 and the disposition of 841 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 5 BUYs and 20 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 125,567 shares during that period but sold 47,465.

In the most recent transaction, SCOTT ROBERT L sold 4,000 shares of SWBI for 10.88 per share on Feb 15. After the transaction, the Director now owns 75,073 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jan 17, SCOTT ROBERT L sold 4,000 shares at 10.22 per share. SWBI shares that Director owns now total 79,073.

Among the insiders who sold shares, SCOTT ROBERT L disposed of 4,000 shares on Dec 15 at a per-share price of $8.87. This resulted in the Director holding 83,073 shares of SWBI after the transaction. In another insider transaction, SCOTT ROBERT L sold 3,500 shares at $11.83 per share on Nov 15. Company shares held by the Director now total 87,073.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Smith & Wesson Brands Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.48, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.16%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 14.46. SWBI’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/20/2023 when it declared a $0.12 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 10/5/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/27/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 7/12/2023. The SWBI stock dividend was $0.12 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 SWBI in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $15.17 with high estimates of $20.00 and low estimates of $12.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SWBI has a high of $13.69 and a low of $8.20.

As of this writing, SWBI has an earnings estimate of $0.14 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 3 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.15 per share and a lower estimate of $0.13. The company reported an EPS of $0.28 in the last quarter, which was 3.70% higher than expectations of $0.27.

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. SWBI’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $120.73M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $37.63M in debt and $88.95M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $8.38, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $360.51M.

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 SWBI is Buy with a score of 5.00.

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