NASDAQ:ESND - Essendant Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $12.67 -0.01 (-0.08 %) (As of 11/21/2018 05:11 AM ET)Previous Close$12.68Today's Range$12.67 - $12.7352-Week Range$7.20 - $17.08Volume168,300 shsAverage Volume374,529 shsMarket Capitalization$478.43 millionP/E Ratio1,271.00Dividend Yield4.41%Beta1.09 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. Receive ESND News and Ratings via Email Sign-up to receive the latest news and ratings for ESND and its competitors with MarketBeat's FREE daily newsletter. Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NASDAQ Industry Paper & paper products Sub-IndustryOffice Services & Supplies SectorConsumer Discretionary Current SymbolNASDAQ:ESND Previous Symbol CUSIP91300410 Webwww.essendant.com Phone847-627-7000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.18 Current Ratio1.96 Quick Ratio0.98 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio1,271.00 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$5.04 billion Price / Sales0.09 Cash Flow$9.4552 per share Price / Cash1.34 Book Value$13.16 per share Price / Book0.96 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$-266,980,000.00 Net Margins-1.15% Return on Equity0.11% Return on Assets0.03% Miscellaneous Employees6,400 Outstanding Shares37,640,000Market Cap$478.43 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. Investors 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 yield of 4.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 13th. View Essendant's Dividend History. How were Essendant's earnings last quarter? Essendant Inc (NASDAQ:ESND) issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The company reported $0.14 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate 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 analysts have issued 1 year target prices 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 year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 21.1%. 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? Media headlines about ESND stock have been trending neutral on Wednesday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Essendant earned a coverage optimism score of 0.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company a news buzz of 2.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is very unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the next several days. Who are some of Essendant's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Essendant include Veritiv (VRTV), Sugarmade (SGMD), Canfor Pulp Products (CFX), Canfor Pulp Products (CFPUF), Cascades (CAS), Domtar (UFS), James Cropper (CRPR), Mercer International (AEZ), MONDI/PAR VTG FPD 0.2 (MNDI), Orient Paper (ONP), Resolute Forest Products (RFP) and Supremex (SXP). 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 shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.45%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (11.94%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (7.61%), FMR LLC (5.32%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (4.36%) and JPMorgan Chase & Co. (4.36%). Company insiders that own Essendant stock include Eric A Blanchard and Harry Dochelli. 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 Pzena Investment Management LLC, Prudential Financial Inc., FMR LLC, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., Credit Suisse AG, Legal & General Group Plc, Dimensional Fund Advisors LP and Bank of New York Mellon Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essendant. Which major investors are buying Essendant stock? ESND stock was purchased 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 $12.67. How big of a company is Essendant? Essendant has a market capitalization of $478.43 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 ()Outperform Votes: 178 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 309 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 487MarketBeat'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 11/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What impact do institutional investors have on markets?