Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Stewart Information Services (STC) Share Price

News stories about Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. 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 media sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.2757636674348 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Several brokerages recently issued reports on STC. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Stewart Information Services from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 31st. ValuEngine upgraded Stewart Information Services from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, April 2nd. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $46.00 price objective on shares of Stewart Information Services in a report on Friday, December 22nd.

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NYSE STC opened at $43.49 on Monday. 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 debt-to-equity ratio of 0.16, a quick ratio of 2.23 and a current ratio of 2.23. The stock has a market cap of $1,031.45, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.04 and a beta of 0.87.

Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The insurance provider reported $0.75 earnings per share for the quarter, beating 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 period last year, the company earned $0.71 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up .0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Stewart Information Services will post 3.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 15th were issued a dividend of $0.30 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, March 14th. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.76%. Stewart Information Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 55.30%.

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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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