NASDAQ:ESND - Essendant Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$15.08 +0.28 (+1.89 %)
(As of 08/19/2018 02:08 AM ET)
Previous Close$15.08
Today's Range$14.59 - $15.17
52-Week Range$7.20 - $17.08
Volume155,121 shs
Average Volume423,042 shs
Market Capitalization$587.14 million
P/E Ratio86.50
Dividend Yield3.75%
Essendant logoEssendant Inc. operates as a distributor of workplace items in the United States and internationally. It offers janitorial and sanitation supplies, breakroom items, foodservice consumables, safety and security items, and paper and packaging supplies. The company also provides technology products, such as computer accessories, imaging supplies, and data storage products; and computer hardware, including printers and other peripherals. In addition, it offers traditional office products, including writing instruments, business machines, filing and record storage products, presentation products, shipping and mailing supplies, calendars, and general office accessories; and industrial supplies, such as hand and power tools, safety and security supplies, janitorial equipment, and oilfield and welding supplies, as well as industrial maintenance, repair, and operations items. Further, the company provides cut sheet paper products; automotive products; and desks, filing and storage solutions, and seating and systems furniture, as well as various products for education, government, healthcare, and professional services markets. It serves office and workplace dealers; facilities and maintenance distributors; technology, military, automotive aftermarket, healthcare, and other vertical suppliers; industrial resellers; national resellers; and resellers in the e-commerce channel. Essendant Inc. distributes its products through 70 distribution centers to approximately 29,000 reseller customers, as well as through online. The company was formerly known as United Stationers Inc. and changed its name to Essendant Inc. in June 2015. Essendant Inc. was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Deerfield, Illinois.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NASDAQ
Industry Paper & paper products
Sub-IndustryOffice Services & Supplies
SectorConsumer Discretionary


Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.18
Current Ratio2.03
Quick Ratio1.01


Trailing P/E Ratio86.50
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.04 billion
Price / Sales0.11
Cash Flow$9.1951 per share
Price / Cash1.64
Book Value$13.16 per share
Price / Book1.15


EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$-266,980,000.00
Net Margins-2.70%
Return on Equity1.51%
Return on Assets0.40%


Outstanding Shares37,710,000
Market Cap$587.14 million

Essendant (NASDAQ:ESND) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Essendant's stock symbol?

Essendant trades on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "ESND."

How often does Essendant pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Essendant?

Essendant announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, July 27th. Investors of record on Friday, September 14th will be given a dividend of $0.14 per share on Monday, October 15th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.71%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 13th. View Essendant's Dividend History.

How were Essendant's earnings last quarter?

Essendant Inc (NASDAQ:ESND) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 26th. The company reported $0.16 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($0.04) by $0.20. The business had revenue of $1.25 billion for the quarter. Essendant had a positive return on equity of 1.51% and a negative net margin of 2.70%. View Essendant's Earnings History.

When is Essendant's next earnings date?

Essendant is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, October, 24th 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Essendant.

What price target have analysts set for ESND?

1 brokers have issued twelve-month price objectives for Essendant's shares. Their predictions range from $10.00 to $10.00. On average, they expect Essendant's share price to reach $10.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 33.7%. View Analyst Price Targets for Essendant.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Essendant?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essendant in the last year. There are currently 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Essendant.

Who are some of Essendant's key competitors?

Who are Essendant's key executives?

Essendant's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Richard D. Phillips, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 47)
  • Ms. Janet H. Zelenka, Sr. VP, CFO & Chief Information Officer (Age 59)
  • Ms. Carole W. Tomko, Sr. VP & Chief HR Officer (Age 63)
  • Mr. Keith J. Dougherty, Sr. VP of Merchandising, Inventory & Pricing (Age 47)
  • Mr. Harry A. Dochelli, Pres of Bus. Office & Facilities (Age 59)

Has Essendant been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about ESND stock have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Essendant earned a news impact score of 0.13 on Accern's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.51 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Essendant.

Who are Essendant's major shareholders?

Essendant's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Pzena Investment Management LLC (13.12%), BlackRock Inc. (12.44%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.63%), FMR LLC (5.51%), Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. (3.60%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.28%). Company insiders that own Essendant stock include Carole W Tomko, Eric A Blanchard, Harry Dochelli and Timothy P Connolly. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Essendant.

Which major investors are selling Essendant stock?

ESND stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including FMR LLC, BlackRock Inc., Millennium Management LLC, Laurion Capital Management LP, OppenheimerFunds Inc., Martingale Asset Management L P, Citadel Advisors LLC and Voya Investment Management LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essendant.

Which major investors are buying Essendant stock?

ESND stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc., OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Eqis Capital Management Inc., Pzena Investment Management LLC, Mackay Shields LLC and Hartford Investment Management Co.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essendant.

How do I buy shares of Essendant?

Shares of ESND can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Essendant's stock price today?

One share of ESND stock can currently be purchased for approximately $15.08.

How big of a company is Essendant?

Essendant has a market capitalization of $587.14 million and generates $5.04 billion in revenue each year. Essendant employs 6,400 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Essendant?

Essendant's mailing address is One Parkway North Boulevard Suite100, Deerfield IL, 60015. The company can be reached via phone at 847-627-7000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Essendant (NASDAQ ESND)

Community Ranking:  1.8 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  164 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  291 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  455
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Essendant and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe ESND will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe ESND will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 8/19/2018 by Staff

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