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. After-hours trades for Bentley Systems Incorporated (BSY) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price remained same to $50.02. The Bentley Systems Incorporated has recorded 38,081 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Bentley Systems Announces the Finalists of the 2023 Going Digital Awards in Infrastructure.
The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Software – Application industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $50.02 and fluctuated between $50.42 as its day high and $49.14 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Bentley Systems Incorporated is $14.71B. A total of 1.02 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 875.63K shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, BSY has seen 15 BUY and 17 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 771,034 and the disposition of 464,613 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 68 BUYs and 80 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 2,430,142 shares during that period but sold 3,133,720.
In the most recent transaction, Campbell Michael M sold 14,934 shares of BSY for 49.81 per share on Sep 07. After the transaction, the Chief Product Officer now owns 70,063 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 01, Campbell Michael M sold 4,408 shares at 53.69 per share. BSY shares that Chief Product Officer owns now total 93,965.
Among the insiders who sold shares, BENTLEY GREGORY S disposed of 41,386 shares on Jul 31 at a per-share price of $53.52. This resulted in the Chairman, CEO & President holding 7,835,360 shares of BSY after the transaction. In another insider transaction, BENTLEY GREGORY S sold 45,871 shares at $53.48 per share on Jul 28. Company shares held by the Chairman, CEO & President now total 7,876,746.
The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Bentley Systems Incorporated pays an annual dividend of $0.20, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.40%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 101.46. BSY’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/14/2023 when it declared a $0.05 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 8/24/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/20/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/7/2023. The BSY stock dividend was $0.05 per share in cash.
It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for BSY in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $57.75 with high estimates of $64.00 and low estimates of $50.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BSY has a high of $55.37 and a low of $30.51.
As of this writing, BSY has an earnings estimate of $0.19 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 11 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.22 per share and a lower estimate of $0.17. The company reported an EPS of $0.25 in the last quarter, which was 19.00% higher than expectations of $0.21.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. BSY’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $329.34M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.49B in debt and $593.87M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $2.06, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $409.22M.
There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. 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 BSY is Buy with a score of 4.18.