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

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$12.80 0.00 (0.00 %)
(As of 02/21/2019 01:25 AM ET)
Previous Close$12.80
Today's Range$12.80 - $12.80
52-Week Range$7.20 - $17.08
VolumeN/A
Average Volume282,194 shs
Market Capitalization$481.79 million
P/E Ratio1,280.00
Dividend Yield4.38%
Beta0.8
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

Industry Paper & paper products
Sub-IndustryOffice Services & Supplies
SectorConsumer Discretionary
Current SymbolNASDAQ:ESND
CUSIP91300410
Phone847-627-7000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$5.04 billion
Cash Flow$9.4815 per share
Book Value$13.16 per share

Profitability

Net Income$-266,980,000.00

Miscellaneous

Employees6,400
Market Cap$481.79 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 declared 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 4.38%. 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 results on Thursday, October, 25th. The company reported $0.14 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.29 billion for 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 1 year price objectives for Essendant's stock. Their predictions range from $10.00 to $10.00. On average, they anticipate 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 coverage about ESND stock has been trending somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Essendant earned a media sentiment score of 1.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news headlines about the company a news buzz of 1.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future.

Are investors shorting Essendant?

Essendant saw a decrease in short interest in January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totalling 366,198 shares, a decrease of 32.0% from the January 15th total of 538,742 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 224,613 shares, the short-interest ratio is currently 1.6 days. Approximately 2.0% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Essendant's Current Options Chain.

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 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 Principal Financial Group Inc. (0.71%). 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, 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 institutional investors are buying Essendant stock?

ESND stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including GAM Holding AG, BlackRock Inc., Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio, Stevens Capital Management LP, ARP Americas LP, D. E. Shaw & Co. Inc., Telemetry Investments L.L.C. and Stone Ridge Asset Management 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 $12.80.

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. 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:  185 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  321 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  506
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 2/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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