Media headlines about Kinsale Capital Group (NASDAQ:KNSL) have been trending very positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kinsale Capital Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.51 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 48.1718602846327 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- $0.36 EPS Expected for Kinsale Capital Group Inc (KNSL) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL) vs. Universal Insurance (UVE) Head to Head Survey (americanbankingnews.com)
- CEA Group Serves as Exclusive Advisor to Anchor Insurance Holdings, Inc. in Financing Transaction Led by Ambina Partners (finanznachrichten.de)
- Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL) Rating Increased to Strong-Buy at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
- Kinsale Capital Group Inc (KNSL) SVP William J. Jr. Kenney Sells 13,750 Shares (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the company. BidaskClub raised Kinsale Capital Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, February 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Kinsale Capital Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. Finally, William Blair reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Kinsale Capital Group in a research report on Friday, February 2nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating, three have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Kinsale Capital Group currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $48.67.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th will be given a dividend of $0.07 per share. This represents a $0.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 0.52%. This is an increase from Kinsale Capital Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, February 27th. Kinsale Capital Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 24.14%.
In related news, SVP William J. Jr. Kenney sold 13,750 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $51.79, for a total transaction of $712,112.50. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 18,286 shares in the company, valued at approximately $947,031.94. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. 11.20% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
About Kinsale Capital Group
Kinsale Capital Group, Inc is a specialty insurance company. The Company focuses on the excess and surplus lines (E&S) market in the United States. The Company operates through the Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance segment. The Company markets and sells these insurance products in approximately 50 states and the District of Columbia through a network of independent insurance brokers.
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