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Investing In ADT Inc (NYSE: ADT): Why Should You?

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 ADT Inc (ADT) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.06, or -0.97%, to $6.14. The ADT Inc has recorded 80,371 volume in the after hours trading session. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed ADT Reports Third Quarter 2023 Results.

Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Security & Protection Services industry segment. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $6.20 and fluctuated between $6.27 as its day high and $6.08 as its day low. The current market capitalization of ADT Inc is $5.72B. A total of 2.47 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.26M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, ADT has seen 1 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 5,000 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 65 BUYs and 33 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 2,681,527 shares during that period but sold 1,452,322.

In the most recent transaction, Thorsen Wayne bought 5,000 shares of ADT for 6.08 per share on Sep 06. After the transaction, the EVP, Chief Business Officer now owns 459,761 company shares. In a previous transaction on May 05, Haenggi Jamie Elizabeth bought 100,000 shares at 5.79 per share. ADT shares that Exec. Vice President, Solar owns now total 1,443,641.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Jackson DeLu acquired of 8,650 shares on May 05 at a per-share price of $5.76. This resulted in the EVP, Chief Marketing Officer holding 194,675 shares of ADT after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Young Donald M. bought 50,000 shares at $5.15 per share on May 04. Company shares held by the EVP & COO now total 433,809.


The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. ADT Inc pays an annual dividend of $0.14, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.30%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 190.18. ADT’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/13/2023 when it declared a $0.0350 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/9/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/4/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 9/14/2023. The ADT stock dividend was $0.0350 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 ADT in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $9.42 with high estimates of $14.00 and low estimates of $7.50. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ADT has a high of $10.10 and a low of $4.89.

As of this writing, ADT has an earnings estimate of $0.06 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 2 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.1 per share and a lower estimate of $0.02. The company reported an EPS of $0.16 in the last quarter, which was 166.70% higher than expectations of $0.06.

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. ADT’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $24.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $9.69B in debt and $1.70B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $3.51, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.25B.

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 ADT is Buy with a score of 4.00.

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