Stewart Information Services Corporation (STC) Receiving Somewhat Positive Press Coverage, Study Shows

News coverage about Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Stewart Information Services Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 86 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Stewart Information Services Corporation (STC) traded down 0.97% on Friday, hitting $37.59. 220,705 shares of the stock traded hands. Stewart Information Services Corporation has a 52 week low of $37.40 and a 52 week high of $48.60. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $42.68 and a 200 day moving average of $44.09. The firm has a market capitalization of $892.42 million, a PE ratio of 13.47 and a beta of 0.77.

Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The insurance provider reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.03 by $0.24. Stewart Information Services Corporation had a net margin of 3.27% and a return on equity of 9.77%. The firm had revenue of $485.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $503.05 million. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.49 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts anticipate that Stewart Information Services Corporation will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current year.

STC has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “sell” rating and set a $41.00 price objective on shares of Stewart Information Services Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Stewart Information Services Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a hold rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Sell” and a consensus target price of $46.00.

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In related news, insider Nicholas Galea sold 141,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $0.48, for a total transaction of $67,680.00. Insiders have purchased 42,000 shares of company stock worth $33,020 over the last three months. 2.20% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Stewart Information Services Corporation Company Profile

Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company. The Company is engaged in offering products and services through its direct operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers and family of companies. The Company operates through two segments: title insurance and ancillary services and corporate.

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