Media stories about Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) have been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stewart Information Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.8284977888715 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
A number of analysts recently commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Stewart Information Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, December 27th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $46.00 price target on shares of Stewart Information Services in a report on Friday, December 22nd.
Shares of Stewart Information Services (STC) opened at $46.05 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $1,090.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.52 and a beta of 0.91. Stewart Information Services has a fifty-two week low of $34.48 and a fifty-two week high of $48.03. The company has a current ratio of 3.00, a quick ratio of 3.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21.
Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) last released its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The insurance provider reported $0.46 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by ($0.25). Stewart Information Services had a return on equity of 7.37% and a net margin of 2.57%. The firm had revenue of $498.05 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $470.30 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.12 earnings per share. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Stewart Information Services will post 2.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. Stewart Information Services’s dividend payout ratio is currently 56.07%.
Stewart Information Services Company Profile
Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company. The Company is engaged in offering products and services through its direct operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers and family of companies. The Company operates through two segments: title insurance and ancillary services and corporate.
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