News articles about Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Assurant earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.4189265169584 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Analyzing Brighthouse Financial (BHF) & Assurant (AIZ) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Market Movers: Assurant, Inc., (NYSE:AIZ), Alexander’s, Inc., (NYSE:ALX) – Stocks In The News (press release) (tradingnewsnow.com)
- RenaissanceRe to Incur $625M Weather-Related Loss in Q3 (nasdaq.com)
- $1.60 Billion in Sales Expected for Assurant, Inc. (AIZ) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- American Financial (AFG) Provides Q3 Cat Loss Estimates (finance.yahoo.com)
Separately, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Assurant from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 19th.
Shares of Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) opened at 96.04 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $5.18 billion, a P/E ratio of 12.62 and a beta of 0.79. Assurant has a 12 month low of $78.50 and a 12 month high of $106.99. The company has a 50 day moving average of $94.88 and a 200-day moving average of $99.30.
Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, August 1st. The financial services provider reported $1.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.05. Assurant had a return on equity of 6.70% and a net margin of 6.53%. The business had revenue of $1.60 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.57 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.42 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was down 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Assurant will post $5.27 EPS for the current year.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 19th. Investors of record on Monday, August 28th were issued a $0.53 dividend. This represents a $2.12 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.21%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 24th. Assurant’s payout ratio is presently 27.89%.
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Assurant, Inc is a provider of risk management solutions in the housing and lifestyle markets. The Company operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s segments include Global Housing, Global Lifestyle and Global Preneed. Through its Global Housing segment, it provides lender-placed homeowners, manufactured housing and flood insurance; renters insurance and related products (multi-family housing business), and field services, valuation services and other property risk management services (mortgage solutions business).
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