Momentum Is Strong For NAPCO Security Technologies Inc (NASDAQ: NSSC)

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. Earlier, Yahoo Finance discussed this stock as it revealed NAPCO Reports Record Revenues, Net Income and Adjusted EBITDA* for Q2 of Fiscal 2024.

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Stocks Info

This NASDAQ-listed company operates within the Security & Protection Services industry segment, falling under the Industrials sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $43.43 and fluctuated between $43.52 as its day high and $41.26 as its day low. The current market capitalization of NAPCO Security Technologies Inc is $1.60B. A total of 0.85 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 379.89K shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, NSSC 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 10 BUYs and 9 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 35,571 shares during that period but sold 398,350.

In the most recent transaction, BEEBER PAUL STEPHEN sold 1,317 shares of NSSC for 31.65 per share on Dec 07. After the transaction, the Director now owns 0 company shares. In a previous transaction on Nov 14, BEEBER PAUL STEPHEN sold 2,168 shares at 26.15 per share. NSSC shares that Director owns now total 1,317.

Among the insiders who sold shares, BEEBER PAUL STEPHEN disposed of 3,280 shares on Mar 16 at a per-share price of $33.42. This resulted in the Director holding 3,485 shares of NSSC after the transaction. In another insider transaction, SOLOWAY RICHARD sold 287,500 shares at $31.50 per share on Feb 15. Company shares held by the President, CEO and Secretary now total 3,696,010.

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. NAPCO Security Technologies Inc pays an annual dividend of $0.16, resulting in a dividend yield of 0.37%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 37.27. NSSC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 2/29/2024 when it declared a $0.10 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/22/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/22/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 11/30/2023. The NSSC stock dividend was $0.08 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 NSSC in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $44.60 with high estimates of $50.00 and low estimates of $36.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, NSSC has a high of $42.83 and a low of $17.76.

As of this writing, NSSC has an earnings estimate of $0.31 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 5 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.34 per share and a lower estimate of $0.25. The company reported an EPS of $0.28 in the last quarter, which was 33.30% higher than expectations of $0.21.

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. NSSC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $46.80M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $7.07M in debt and $26.49M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $4.30, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $113.79M.

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 NSSC is Buy with a score of 4.00.

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