Stewart Information Services (STC) Earning Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stewart Information Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.3993813652337 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Stewart Information Services from a “buy” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Wednesday. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 price objective on shares of Stewart Information Services in a report on Friday, December 22nd.

Shares of NYSE:STC traded down $0.02 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $43.94. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 346,957 shares, compared to its average volume of 320,275. The company has a market capitalization of $1,038.33, a PE ratio of 21.33 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 has a 12-month low of $34.48 and a 12-month high of $48.03.

Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The insurance provider reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.69 by $0.06. The firm had revenue of $525.60 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $504.30 million. Stewart Information Services had a net margin of 2.49% and a return on equity of 7.42%. The company’s revenue was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.71 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Stewart Information Services will post 3.28 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 30th. Investors of record on Thursday, March 15th will be given a dividend of $0.30 per share. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.73%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, March 14th. Stewart Information Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 58.25%.

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About Stewart Information Services

Stewart Information Services Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides title insurance and real estate transaction services. The company operates in two segments, Title Insurance and Related Services, and Ancillary Services and Corporate. The Title Insurance and Related Services segment is involved in searching, examining, closing, and insuring the condition of the title to real property.

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