United Insurance (UIHC) Given Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.17

News articles about United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. United Insurance earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.8069329625191 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Shares of NASDAQ:UIHC traded up $0.10 during midday trading on Wednesday, hitting $18.72. 76,978 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 157,940. United Insurance has a one year low of $13.60 and a one year high of $20.40. The company has a market cap of $794.65, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.13, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.44 and a beta of 1.58.

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United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 21st. The insurance provider reported $0.77 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.20. United Insurance had a net margin of 1.55% and a return on equity of 7.67%. The business had revenue of $181.97 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $174.08 million. equities research analysts expect that United Insurance will post 2.13 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 14th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th were issued a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.28%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, March 6th. United Insurance’s payout ratio is 25.81%.

A number of research analysts recently weighed in on UIHC shares. Wells Fargo set a $21.00 price objective on shares of United Insurance and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of United Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 28th. ValuEngine lowered shares of United Insurance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of United Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 2nd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.33.

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About United Insurance

United Insurance Holdings Corp. operates as a property and casualty insurance holding company that sources, writes, and services residential and commercial property, and casualty insurance policies in the United States. It offers single-family homeowners, dwelling fire, renters, condominium unit owners, and commercial residential insurance policies, as well as federal flood, equipment breakdown, and identity theft insurance policies.

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