Momentum Is Strong For Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE: STC)

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Insurance – Property & Casualty industry segment, falling under the Financial sector. The current market capitalization of Stewart Information Services Corp. is $1.79B. A total of 0.7 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 222.06K shares.

In the most recent transaction, Morris Matthew sold 12,000 shares of STC for 63.11 per share on Mar 07 ’24. After the transaction, the Director now owns 76,867 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jun 14 ’23, EPPINGER FREDERICK H bought 2,000 shares at 42.00 per share. STC shares that Chief Executive Officer owns now total 117,416.

Among the insiders who bought shares, BRADLEY C ALLEN JR acquired of 1,000 shares on Jun 14 ’23 at a per-share price of $41.91. This resulted in the Director holding 16,175 shares of STC after the transaction.

Dividend

The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Stewart Information Services Corp. pays an annual dividend of $1.88, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.88%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 59.19. STC’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/14/2024 when it declared a $0.4750 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 3/28/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 12/29/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 12/14/2023. The STC stock dividend was $0.4750 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, STC has a high of $63.87 and a low of $36.81.

As of this writing, STC has an earnings estimate of -$0.09 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 4 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.05 per share and a lower estimate of -$0.27. The company reported an EPS of $0.86 in the last quarter, which was 24.60% higher than expectations of $0.69.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. STC’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $503.57M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. Its Book Value Per Share was $50.11, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $1.29B.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for STC is Buy with a score of 4.33.

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