Ecovyst Inc (ECVT): A Case For Going Higher

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. Recently, Yahoo Finance discussed the stock, revealing that Ecovyst Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2023 Results.

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Specialty Chemicals industry segment, falling under the Basic Materials sector. The current market capitalization of Ecovyst Inc is $1.28B. A total of 0.61 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 799.17K shares.

In the most recent transaction, Ward Susan F sold 24,436 shares of ECVT for 10.28 per share on Mar 22 ’24. After the transaction, the Director now owns 67,587 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 23 ’23, Feehan Michael bought 5,000 shares at 9.67 per share. ECVT shares that the insider owns now total 340,940.

Among the insiders who bought shares, Bitting Kurt acquired of 3,100 shares on Aug 23 ’23 at a per-share price of $9.64. This resulted in the insider holding 415,718 shares of ECVT after the transaction. In another insider transaction, INEOS Ltd sold 14,000,000 shares at $10.88 per share on May 26 ’23. Company shares held by the Former 10% Owner now total 10,731,385.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. ECVT’s most recent ex-dividend date was 8/11/2021 when it declared a $3.20 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 8/23/2021.

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. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, ECVT has a high of $12.35 and a low of $8.26.

As of this writing, ECVT has an earnings estimate of $0.06 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 7 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.09 per share and a lower estimate of $0.01. The company reported an EPS of $0.19 in the last quarter, which was -9.50% lower 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. ECVT’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $140.89M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $926.71M in debt and $145.08M in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $6.08, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $740.74M.

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 ECVT is Buy with a score of 4.71.

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