NASDAQ:ESND - Essendant Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $12.80 0.00 (0.00 %) (As of 01/31/2019)Previous Close$12.80Today's Range$12.80 - $12.8052-Week Range$7.20 - $17.08VolumeN/AAverage Volume282,194 shsMarket Capitalization$481.79 millionP/E Ratio1,280.00Dividend Yield4.38%Beta0.8 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 CIK355999 Webwww.essendant.com Phone847-627-7000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio1.18 Current Ratio1.96 Quick Ratio0.98Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio1,280.00 Forward P/E RatioN/A P/E GrowthN/A Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$5.04 billion Price / Sales0.10 Cash Flow$9.4815 per share Price / Cash Flow1.35 Book Value$13.16 per share Price / Book0.97Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)N/A Net Income$-266,980,000.00 Net Margins-1.15% Return on Equity0.11% Return on Assets0.03%Miscellaneous EmployeesN/A Outstanding Shares37,640,000Market Cap$481.79 million Next Earnings DateN/A 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 given 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 4.38%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 13th. View Essendant's Dividend History. How were Essendant's earnings last quarter? Essendant Inc (NASDAQ:ESND) released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October, 25th. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.04. The company earned $1.29 billion during the quarter. Essendant had a negative net margin of 1.15% and a positive return on equity of 0.11%. View Essendant's Earnings History. What price target have analysts set for ESND? 1 brokerages have issued 1 year target prices for Essendant's shares. Their forecasts range from $10.00 to $10.00. On average, they expect Essendant's stock price to reach $10.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 21.9%. 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 headlines about ESND stock have trended positive recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Essendant earned a daily sentiment score of 2.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media headlines about the company a news buzz of 9.0 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Essendant's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Essendant include Canfor Pulp Products (CFX), Resolute Forest Products (RFP), Cascades (CAS), Veritiv (VRTV), Supremex (SXP), James Cropper (CRPR), Sugarmade (SGMD), Canfor Pulp Products (CFPUF), Cascades (CADNF), Mercer International (AEZ) and Orient Paper (ONP). What other stocks do shareholders of Essendant own? Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Essendant investors own include Genuine Parts (GPC), Tesla (TSLA), Allena Pharmaceuticals (ALNA), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Physicians Realty Trust (DOC), Key Energy Services (KEG), Federated National (FNHC), VICI Properties (VICI), Stantec (STN) and Brandywine Realty Trust (BDN). 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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.77%), Pzena Investment Management LLC (8.71%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.17%), Northern Trust Corp (1.26%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.13%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.13%). 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, Mackay Shields LLC, Barrow Hanley Mewhinney & Strauss LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Barclays PLC, Her Majesty the Queen in Right of the Province of Alberta as represented by Alberta Investment Management Corp, Two Sigma Advisers LP and MetLife Investment Advisors LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Essendant. Which major investors are buying Essendant stock? ESND stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, OMERS ADMINISTRATION Corp, GAM Holding AG, BlackRock Inc., Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio, Stevens Capital Management LP, ARP Americas LP and D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc.. 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 $12.80. How big of a company is Essendant? Essendant has a market capitalization of $481.79 million and generates $5.04 billion in revenue each year. 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: 1.9 out of 5 ()Outperform Votes: 193 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 324 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 517MarketBeat'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 3/22/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Coverage Ratio?