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 Sotera Health Company (SHC) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.77, or -4.95%, to $14.78. The Sotera Health Company has recorded 117,303 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Sotera Health Reports Second-Quarter and First-Half 2023 Results.
This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Diagnostics & Research industry segment, falling under the Healthcare sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $15.55 and fluctuated between $15.62 as its day high and $15.16 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Sotera Health Company is $4.32B. A total of 1.8 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 960.33K shares.
Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, SHC has seen 1 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 76,967 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 13 BUYs and 4 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 695,467 shares during that period but sold 53,951.
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 SHC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $20.00 with high estimates of $22.00 and low estimates of $18.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, SHC has a high of $19.40 and a low of $5.78.
As of this writing, SHC has an earnings estimate of $0.2 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 6 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.21 per share and a lower estimate of $0.18. The company reported an EPS of $0.13 in the last quarter, which was -7.10% lower than expectations of $0.14.
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. SHC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $106.92M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.74B in debt and $161.16M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $1.49, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $586.10M.
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 SHC is Buy with a score of 3.60.