First American Financial Corp (FAF) Receives Daily News Impact Rating of 0.09

Media headlines about First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) have trended somewhat positive recently, Alpha One reports. The research firm, a service of Accern, identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. First American Financial Corp earned a news sentiment score of 0.09 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also gave news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 47 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

FAF has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut First American Financial Corp from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, February 10th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and set a $39.00 price objective on shares of First American Financial Corp in a research note on Wednesday, April 19th.

Shares of First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) traded up 1.25% during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $42.18. The stock had a trading volume of 329,401 shares. First American Financial Corp has a one year low of $35.28 and a one year high of $43.77. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $40.21 and its 200-day moving average price is $38.58. The company has a market cap of $4.66 billion, a PE ratio of 13.45 and a beta of 0.80.

First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 27th. The insurance provider reported $0.50 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.08. First American Financial Corp had a net margin of 6.15% and a return on equity of 12.08%. The business had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.21 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.47 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 9.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that First American Financial Corp will post $3.27 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, June 8th will be paid a $0.34 dividend. This represents a $1.36 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.22%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, June 6th. First American Financial Corp’s payout ratio is presently 44.16%.

In related news, CEO Dennis J. Gilmore sold 100,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $39.79, for a total value of $3,979,000.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief executive officer now owns 772,295 shares in the company, valued at $30,729,618.05. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. 3.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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First American Financial Corp Company Profile

First American Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the business of providing financial services. The Company operates through the title insurance and services segment, and specialty insurance segment. The title insurance and services segment provides title insurance, closing and/or escrow services and similar or related services domestically and internationally in connection with residential and commercial real estate transactions.

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