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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

Today, Teradyne, Inc. (NASDAQ: TER) Takes Center Stage

After Hours

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 Teradyne, Inc. (TER) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.24, or 0.26%, to $90.89. The Teradyne, Inc. has recorded 203,515 volume in the after hours trading session. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Teradyne Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend.

Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NASDAQ and operates within the Semiconductor Equipment & Materials industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $90.65 and fluctuated between $90.86 as its day high and $89.15 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Teradyne, Inc. is $13.86B. A total of 2.03 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.51M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, TER has seen 5 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 2,776 and the disposition of 2,717 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 44 BUYs and 51 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 249,792 shares during that period but sold 232,330.

In the most recent transaction, Burns Richard John sold 192 shares of TER for 100.10 per share on Oct 03. After the transaction, the President, Semiconductor Test now owns 16,733 company shares. In a previous transaction on Sep 28, Robbins Brad sold 2,170 shares at 100.00 per share. TER shares that President, LitePoint Corp. owns now total 51,579.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Mehta Sanjay disposed of 24,571 shares on Aug 14 at a per-share price of $103.30. This resulted in the VP and Chief Financial Officer holding 38,154 shares of TER after the transaction. In another insider transaction, JOHNSON MERCEDES sold 750 shares at $115.00 per share on Jul 17. Company shares held by the Director now total 17,767.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Teradyne, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $0.43, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.47%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 29.69. TER’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/31/2023 when it declared a $0.11 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 9/25/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 6/16/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 5/23/2023. The TER stock dividend was $0.11 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 TER in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $108.23 with high estimates of $140.00 and low estimates of $88.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, TER has a high of $119.20 and a low of $81.07.

As of this writing, TER has an earnings estimate of $0.72 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 16 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.79 per share and a lower estimate of $0.67. The company reported an EPS of $0.79 in the last quarter, which was 19.70% higher than expectations of $0.66.

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. TER’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.37B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $184.58M in debt and $797.12M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $15.93, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $2.57B.

Analysts Opinion

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 TER is Buy with a score of 4.00.

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