Stewart Information Services (STC) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.27

Media coverage about Stewart Information Services (NYSE:STC) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing 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 earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.8284977888715 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Stewart Information Services (NYSE STC) opened at $46.05 on Tuesday. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,090.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.52 and a beta of 0.91. Stewart Information Services has a 52-week low of $34.48 and a 52-week high of $48.03. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.21, a current ratio of 3.00 and a quick ratio of 3.00.

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

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 15th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.61%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 14th. Stewart Information Services’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 56.07%.

A number of analysts have issued reports on the company. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised Stewart Information Services from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Stewart Information Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, December 27th.

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Stewart Information Services 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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