Baldwin & Lyons (BWINB) Given Daily News Impact Rating of 0.40

News coverage about Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB) has trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing 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 nearest to one being the most favorable. Baldwin & Lyons earned a media sentiment score of 0.40 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.8647491404051 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently issued reports on the company. TheStreet cut Baldwin & Lyons from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Thursday. BidaskClub cut Baldwin & Lyons from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 24th.

Shares of Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB) opened at 22.10 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $334.17 million, a PE ratio of 101.84 and a beta of 0.84. Baldwin & Lyons has a 12-month low of $21.50 and a 12-month high of $27.70. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $23.96 and a 200 day moving average price of $24.10.

Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The insurance provider reported ($0.96) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.35 by $1.31. Baldwin & Lyons had a net margin of 1.00% and a negative return on equity of 2.96%. The business had revenue of $77.41 million during the quarter. On average, equities analysts expect that Baldwin & Lyons will post $1.40 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 22nd will be given a $0.27 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 18th. This represents a $1.08 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 4.89%. Baldwin & Lyons’s payout ratio is 490.93%.

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About Baldwin & Lyons

Baldwin & Lyons, Inc is a specialty property-casualty insurer providing liability coverage for large and medium-sized trucking and public transportation fleets, as well as coverage for trucking industry independent contractors. Through its divisions and subsidiaries, the Company engages in marketing and underwriting property and casualty insurance, including a limited assumption of risks as a reinsurer of other companies.

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