This Is Too Hot For Edwards Lifesciences Corp (NYSE: EW), Let’s Take A Closer Look

After Hours

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. Most recently, Yahoo Finance reported about the stock as it publicized that Edwards Lifesciences Reports Fourth Quarter Results.

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Stocks Info

As a NYSE listed company, EW falls under the Healthcare sector while operating within the Medical Devices industry segment. The current market capitalization of Edwards Lifesciences Corp is $52.04B. A total of 3.72 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 4.59M shares.

Insider Activity

Aside from predicting where a stock will go, investors also consider insider trades as an indicator of the stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, EW has seen 2 BUY and 5 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 14,660 and the disposition of 14,660 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 85 BUYs and 110 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 1,398,868 shares during that period but sold 1,249,409.

In the most recent transaction, STONE HEISZ LESLIE sold 7,056 shares of EW for 86.45 per share on Feb 08. After the transaction, the Director now owns 26,980 company shares. In a previous transaction on Feb 05, MUSSALLEM MICHAEL A sold 29,350 shares at 87.49 per share. EW shares that Director owns now total 4,486.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Ullem Scott B. disposed of 7,255 shares on Feb 01 at a per-share price of $78.29. This resulted in the CVP, Chief Financial Officer holding 19,248 shares of EW after the transaction. In another insider transaction, BOBO DONALD E JR sold 10,000 shares at $75.67 per share on Jan 12. Company shares held by the CVP,Strategy/Corp Development now total 39,503.

In spite of price targets being rarely accurate, it tends to exert some kind influence from time to time, and was often accepted by the market as having some value. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for EW in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $91.77 with high estimates of $105.00 and low estimates of $72.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, EW has a high of $94.87 and a low of $60.57.

As of this writing, EW has an earnings estimate of $0.64 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 24 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.66 per share and a lower estimate of $0.63.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

The balance sheet of a company shows what assets and liabilities a company has, as well as the amount, equity investors have invested. With the help of this information, a company’s financial ratios can be calculated to give investors an overview of the company’s prospects. EW’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $1.47B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $690.30M in debt and $1.03B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $10.98, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $5.84B.

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 EW is Buy with a score of 3.76.

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