Headlines about Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) have been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stewart Information Services earned a news sentiment score of -0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.116170783478 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern’s analysis:
- Stewart Information Services Corp (STC) Sees Large Decline in Short Interest (americanbankingnews.com)
- The Army general who redefined warfighting for soldiers retires after four decades in uniform (armytimes.com)
- Mayo Clinic Ups Stake in DIY Genetic Testing Firm, Sees Health Benefits in New Tech (tcbmag.com)
- XOJET Continues Expansion with Leadership Promotions Dedicated to Commercial Transformation and Client-Centric Approach (bizjournals.com)
- The reckoning over social media has transformed SXSW (theverge.com)
STC has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Stewart Information Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 18th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price target on shares of Stewart Information Services in a report on Friday, December 22nd.
Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) opened at $40.72 on Friday. Stewart Information Services has a fifty-two week low of $34.48 and a fifty-two week high of $48.03. The firm has a market capitalization of $954.14, a P/E ratio of 19.77 and a beta of 1.01. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a current ratio of 2.23 and a quick ratio of 2.23.
Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The insurance provider reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.06. Stewart Information Services had a return on equity of 7.42% and a net margin of 2.49%. The company had revenue of $525.60 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $504.30 million. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.71 EPS. Stewart Information Services’s revenue for the quarter was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts forecast that Stewart Information Services will post 3.28 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, March 15th will be issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.95%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, March 14th. Stewart Information Services’s payout ratio is presently 58.25%.
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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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