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 Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. (ELS) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.09, or -0.13%, to $68.91. The Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. has recorded 15,119 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed ELS Declares Fourth Quarter 2023 Dividend.
Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. is listed on the NYSE as a member of the Real Estate sector and is a part of the REIT – Residential industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $69.00 and fluctuated between $69.44 as its day high and $67.04 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. is $12.86B. A total of 1.27 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.30M shares.
Additionally, investors take into account insider trades when predicting how a stock will perform. During the recent three months, ELS has seen 5 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 1,512 and the disposition of 980 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 58 BUYs and 51 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 481,310 shares during that period but sold 1,072,279.
It is more appealing for investors to invest in companies that pay dividends because dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate a positive outlook for the company. Equity Lifestyle Properties Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.79, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.59%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 43.50. ELS’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/28/2023 when it declared a $0.4470 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/12/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/13/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 9/28/2023. The ELS stock dividend was $0.4470 per share in cash.
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 ELS in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $71.46 with high estimates of $80.00 and low estimates of $65.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ELS has a high of $74.40 and a low of $60.47.
As of this writing, ELS has an earnings estimate of $0.43 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.46 per share and a lower estimate of $0.42. The company reported an EPS of $0.34 in the last quarter, which was -2.90% lower than expectations of $0.35.
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. ELS’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $123.40M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $3.27B in debt and $896.48M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $7.66, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.49B.
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 ELS is Buy with a score of 3.78.