Stewart Information Services (STC) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.27

News headlines about Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) have been trending positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stewart Information Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.0224050396602 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

STC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut Stewart Information Services from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Saturday, November 18th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $46.00 target price on shares of Stewart Information Services in a report on Friday, December 22nd.

Stewart Information Services (NYSE STC) opened at $45.13 on Friday. Stewart Information Services has a twelve month low of $34.48 and a twelve month high of $48.03. The company has a market capitalization of $1,072.23, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.19 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a quick ratio of 3.00, a current ratio of 3.00 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21.

Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) last announced its earnings results on Monday, November 6th. The insurance provider reported $0.46 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by ($0.25). Stewart Information Services had a return on equity of 7.37% and a net margin of 2.57%. The company had revenue of $498.05 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $470.30 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.12 earnings per share. Stewart Information Services’s revenue for the quarter was down 8.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Stewart Information Services will post 2.17 earnings per share for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th were issued a $0.30 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 14th. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.66%. Stewart Information Services’s dividend payout ratio is currently 56.34%.

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About Stewart Information Services

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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