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

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$12.55 -0.02 (-0.16 %)
(As of 12/14/2018 04:00 PM ET)
Previous Close$12.57
Today's Range$12.54 - $12.63
52-Week Range$7.20 - $17.08
Volume237,736 shs
Average Volume362,642 shs
Market Capitalization$475.79 million
P/E Ratio1,264.00
Dividend Yield4.43%
Beta1.09
Essendant 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
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ESND
Previous Symbol
CUSIP91300410
Phone847-627-7000

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.18
Current Ratio1.96
Quick Ratio0.98

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio1,264.00
Forward P/E RatioN/A
P/E GrowthN/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.04 billion
Price / Sales0.09
Cash Flow$9.4361 per share
Price / Cash Flow1.33
Book Value$13.16 per share
Price / Book0.95

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A
Net Income$-266,980,000.00
Net Margins-1.15%
Return on Equity0.11%
Return on Assets0.03%

Miscellaneous

Employees6,400
Outstanding Shares37,640,000
Market Cap$475.79 million
OptionableOptionable

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 Thursday, October 25th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 14th will be paid a dividend of $0.14 per share on Tuesday, January 15th. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 4.46%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. View Essendant's Dividend History.

How were Essendant's earnings last quarter?

Essendant Inc (NASDAQ:ESND) posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $0.18 by $0.04. The company earned $1.29 billion during the quarter. Essendant had a positive return on equity of 0.11% and a negative net margin of 1.15%. View Essendant's Earnings History.

When is Essendant's next earnings date?

Essendant is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, February 20th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Essendant.

What price target have analysts set for ESND?

1 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Essendant's stock. Their predictions range from $10.00 to $10.00. On average, they anticipate Essendant's share price to reach $10.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 20.3%. 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.

Has Essendant been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about ESND stock have trended somewhat negative on Friday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Essendant earned a news sentiment score of -1.1 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news stories about the company a news buzz of 8.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next few days.

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)

Who are Essendant's major shareholders?

Essendant's stock is owned by many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.45%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (11.94%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.61%), Vanguard Group Inc. (5.65%), Vanguard Group Inc (5.65%) and FMR LLC (5.32%). Company insiders that own Essendant stock include Eric A Blanchard and Harry Dochelli. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Essendant.

Which institutional investors are selling Essendant stock?

ESND stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Pzena Investment Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., Federated Investors Inc. PA, FMR LLC, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Credit Suisse AG, Legal & General Group Plc and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essendant.

Which institutional investors are buying Essendant stock?

ESND stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including JPMorgan Chase & Co., JPMorgan Chase & Co., BlackRock Inc., Bridgeway Capital Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, BlueMountain Capital Management LLC, Paloma Partners Management Co and SG Americas Securities LLC. 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 $12.55.

How big of a company is Essendant?

Essendant has a market capitalization of $475.79 million and generates $5.04 billion in revenue each year. Essendant employs 6,400 workers across the globe.

What is Essendant's official website?

The official website for Essendant is http://www.essendant.com.

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:  179 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  314 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  493
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 12/14/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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