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 Shift4 Payments Inc (FOUR) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.65, or 1.10%, to $59.50. The Shift4 Payments Inc has recorded 45,323 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Shift4 Announces Third Quarter 2023 Results.
Shift4 Payments Inc is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Technology sector and is a part of the Software – Infrastructure industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $58.85 and fluctuated between $59.12 as its day high and $56.78 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Shift4 Payments Inc is $3.43B. A total of 1.39 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.31M shares.
Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, FOUR has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 11 BUYs and 18 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 328,525 shares during that period but sold 192,093.
In the most recent transaction, Disman Nancy sold 2,000 shares of FOUR for 65.12 per share on Aug 08. After the transaction, the Chief Financial Officer now owns 301,170 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 08, Lauber David Taylor sold 10,000 shares at 66.33 per share. FOUR shares that the insider owns now total 212,192.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Frankel Jordan disposed of 7,000 shares on Mar 09 at a per-share price of $71.05. This resulted in the insider holding 267,753 shares of FOUR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Disman Nancy sold 1,500 shares at $71.65 per share on Mar 09. Company shares held by the Chief Financial Officer now total 375,165.
Though price targets are rarely accurate, they can exert some influence from time to time and were often accepted as valuable by the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for FOUR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $76.90 with high estimates of $97.00 and low estimates of $52.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, FOUR has a high of $76.40 and a low of $41.25.
As of this writing, FOUR has an earnings estimate of $0.86 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 15 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.46 per share and a lower estimate of $0.66. The company reported an EPS of $0.74 in the last quarter, which was 42.30% higher than expectations of $0.52.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
A balance sheet is a report that shows the company’s assets and liabilities. In addition, it shows how much equity investors have invested in the company. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. FOUR’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.23B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.76B in debt and $183.80M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $6.86, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $399.70M.
It may be riskier to trade before market opening and after market closing than during regular market hours. Since issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities due to lower liquidity and higher volatility. 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 FOUR is Buy with a score of 4.76.