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 Bruker Corp (BRKR) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$1.23, or -2.00%, to $60.42. The Bruker Corp has recorded 14,819 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Bruker Corporation to Participate in the 2023 Jefferies London Healthcare Conference.
The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Medical Devices industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $61.65 and fluctuated between $62.02 as its day high and $59.29 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Bruker Corp is $8.53B. A total of 1.02 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 815.90K shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, BRKR has seen 2 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 59,523 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 25 BUYs and 37 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 316,518 shares during that period but sold 924,254.
In the most recent transaction, LAUKIEN FRANK H sold 37,947 shares of BRKR for 64.81 per share on Aug 08. After the transaction, the PRESIDENT & CEO now owns 38,217,344 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 16, Herman Gerald N sold 14,242 shares at 75.42 per share. BRKR shares that EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT, CFO owns now total 36,462.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Kastner Marc A disposed of 11,146 shares on May 19 at a per-share price of $75.22. This resulted in the Director holding 8,051 shares of BRKR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, LAUKIEN FRANK H sold 14,625 shares at $73.11 per share on May 16. Company shares held by the PRESIDENT & CEO now total 38,180,634.
The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Bruker Corp pays an annual dividend of $0.15, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.24%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 28.52. BRKR’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/31/2023 when it declared a $0.05 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/16/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 5/31/2023. The BRKR 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 BRKR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $70.00 with high estimates of $86.00 and low estimates of $57.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BRKR has a high of $84.84 and a low of $53.79.
As of this writing, BRKR has an earnings estimate of $0.64 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.72 per share and a lower estimate of $0.62. The company reported an EPS of $0.5 in the last quarter, which was 4.20% higher than expectations of $0.48.
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. BRKR’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.17B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.33B in debt and $938.50M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $8.29, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.08B.
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 BRKR is Buy with a score of 3.89.