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. After-hours trades for Bank of Montreal (BMO) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.53, or 0.65%, to $81.77. The Bank of Montreal has recorded 57,537 volume in the after hours trading session. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that BMO and Université Laval Partner to Create a University Program for Young Indigenous Leaders.
Bank of Montreal is listed on the NYSE in the Financial sector while operating in the Banks – Diversified industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $81.24 and fluctuated between $81.68 as its day high and $80.74 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Bank of Montreal is $57.94B. A total of 0.48 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 677.76K shares.
The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Bank of Montreal pays an annual dividend of $4.29, resulting in a dividend yield of 5.28%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 10.76. BMO’s most recent ex-dividend date was 10/27/2023 when it declared a $1.11 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/28/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 8/28/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 7/27/2023. The BMO stock dividend was $1.0850 per share in cash.
Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for BMO in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $81.57 with high estimates of $92.00 and low estimates of $71.13. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, BMO has a high of $102.79 and a low of $73.98.
As of this writing, BMO has an earnings estimate of $2.15 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 10 estimates, with a high estimate of $2.25 per share and a lower estimate of $2. The company reported an EPS of $2.21 in the last quarter, which was -8.70% lower than expectations of $2.42.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. Its Book Value Per Share was $71.25, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $57.52B.
After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in 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 BMO is Buy with a score of 4.17.