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There Is A Quest For Clarity Surrounding Shift4 Payments Inc (NYSE: FOUR) Volatility

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Shift4 Payments Inc (FOUR) shows that investor sentiment remained intact, with the stock’s consolidated last price rising by $0.02, or 0.03%, to $64.61. The Shift4 Payments Inc has recorded 113,232 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Shift4 Announced as Payment Processor for Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium Ticket Sales.

Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Software – Infrastructure industry segment, falling under the Technology sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $64.59 and fluctuated between $64.84 as its day high and $63.44 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Shift4 Payments Inc is $3.79B. A total of 1.09 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.32M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, FOUR has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 11 BUYs and 16 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 328,525 shares during that period but sold 181,613.

In the most recent transaction, Disman Nancy sold 10,000 shares of FOUR for 65.07 per share on Nov 16. After the transaction, the Chief Financial Officer now owns 273,170 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 14, Disman Nancy sold 13,000 shares at 60.14 per share. FOUR shares that Chief Financial Officer owns now total 283,170.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Frankel Jordan disposed of 7,000 shares on Nov 13 at a per-share price of $58.81. This resulted in the insider holding 223,218 shares of FOUR after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Disman Nancy sold 5,000 shares at $58.31 per share on Nov 13. Company shares held by the Chief Financial Officer now total 296,170.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for FOUR in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $76.65 with high estimates of $97.00 and low estimates of $52.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, FOUR has a high of $76.40 and a low of $41.25.

As of this writing, FOUR has an earnings estimate of $0.86 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 15 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.46 per share and a lower estimate of $0.66. The company reported an EPS of $0.74 in the last quarter, which was 42.30% higher than expectations of $0.52.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. FOUR’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.23B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $1.76B in debt and $183.80M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $6.86, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $399.70M.

Analysts Opinion

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. 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 FOUR is Buy with a score of 4.78.

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