Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage Extremely Likely to Impact United Insurance Holdings Corp. (UIHC) Stock Price

Media headlines about United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty 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. United Insurance Holdings Corp. earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 93 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Shares of United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ UIHC) traded up 0.06% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $16.14. 92,798 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $15.88 and a 200-day moving average of $15.67. United Insurance Holdings Corp. has a 52-week low of $9.52 and a 52-week high of $17.81. The stock has a market cap of $674.64 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 106.89 and a beta of 1.61.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 28th. Investors of record on Monday, August 21st will be issued a dividend of $0.06 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 17th. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.49%. United Insurance Holdings Corp.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 1,200.00%.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Insurance Holdings Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of United Insurance Holdings Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 14th. JMP Securities raised shares of United Insurance Holdings Corp. from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday. ValuEngine raised shares of United Insurance Holdings Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, June 14th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of United Insurance Holdings Corp. in a research report on Wednesday. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, two have issued a buy rating and two have given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. United Insurance Holdings Corp. presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $16.17.

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In other United Insurance Holdings Corp. news, Director Alec Poitevint II bought 4,205 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 16th. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $15.00 per share, for a total transaction of $63,075.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 20,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $300,000. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 22.60% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

United Insurance Holdings Corp. Company Profile

United Insurance Holdings Corp. is a property and casualty insurance holding company that sources, writes and services residential property and casualty insurance policies using a network of agents and a group of insurance subsidiaries. The Company’s insurance subsidiary is United Property & Casualty Insurance Company.

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