Taking On Challenges And Growing? – RPM International, Inc. (RPM)

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Specialty Chemicals industry segment, falling under the Basic Materials sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $106.66 and fluctuated between $108.29 as its day high and $106.31 as its day low. The current market capitalization of RPM International, Inc. is $13.75B. A total of 1.64 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 567.41K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, RPM has seen 1 BUY and 4 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 200,000 and the disposition of 201,266 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 37 BUYs and 42 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 602,477 shares during that period but sold 509,052.

In the most recent transaction, Kinser Timothy R. sold 2,380 shares of RPM for 107.00 per share on Jan 10. After the transaction, the VP-Operations now owns 20,767 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 10, Nance Frederick R. sold 1,266 shares at 97.77 per share. RPM shares that Director owns now total 10,015.

Among the insiders who sold shares, SULLIVAN FRANK C disposed of 47,447 shares on Nov 07 at a per-share price of $96.03. This resulted in the Chairman and CEO holding 1,117,072 shares of RPM after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Laroche Michael J. sold 2,593 shares at $103.63 per share on Aug 16. Company shares held by the VP, Controller & CAO now total 12,286.

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. RPM International, Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.56, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.46%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 26.17. RPM’s most recent ex-dividend date was 1/18/2024 when it declared a $0.46 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 1/31/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 10/31/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 10/17/2023. The RPM stock dividend was $0.46 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 RPM in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $111.04 with high estimates of $128.00 and low estimates of $99.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, RPM has a high of $113.37 and a low of $78.52.

As of this writing, RPM has an earnings estimate of $0.47 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 15 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.52 per share and a lower estimate of $0.43. The company reported an EPS of $1.64 in the last quarter, which was 5.80% higher than expectations of $1.55.

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. RPM’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $201.67M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $2.95B in debt and $2.02B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $18.32, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.98B.

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 RPM is Buy with a score of 3.85.

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