Taking On Challenges And Growing? – Amphenol Corp. (APH)

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. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Amphenol Corporation to Acquire CIT Business From Carlisle.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Electronic Components industry segment, falling under the Technology sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $101.10 and fluctuated between $102.69 as its day high and $101.05 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Amphenol Corp. is $60.49B. A total of 2.79 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.69M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, APH has seen 2 BUY and 2 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 86,839 and the disposition of 86,797 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 29 BUYs and 20 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 2,697,925 shares during that period but sold 2,598,295.

In the most recent transaction, Silverman David M sold 75,000 shares of APH for 89.51 per share on Nov 16. After the transaction, the Senior VP, Human Resources now owns 7,000 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 08, Livingston Robert bought 11,839 shares at 84.81 per share. APH shares that Director owns now total 59,120.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Gavelle Jean-Luc disposed of 176,186 shares on Aug 31 at a per-share price of $88.24. This resulted in the President, ISS Division holding 0 shares of APH after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Doherty William J sold 50,000 shares at $88.57 per share on Aug 31. Company shares held by the President, CS Division now total 0.

Dividend

The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Amphenol Corp. pays an annual dividend of $0.89, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.88%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 32.51. APH’s most recent ex-dividend date was 12/18/2023 when it declared a $0.22 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/10/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/11/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 9/18/2023. The APH stock dividend was $0.21 per share in cash.

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 APH in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $109.46 with high estimates of $121.00 and low estimates of $90.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, APH has a high of $103.07 and a low of $72.00.

As of this writing, APH has an earnings estimate of $0.73 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 12 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.75 per share and a lower estimate of $0.72. The company reported an EPS of $0.78 in the last quarter, which was 5.40% higher than expectations of $0.74.

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. APH’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.24B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $4.80B in debt and $2.45B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $13.13, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $6.38B.

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 APH is Buy with a score of 4.64.

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