Employers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EIG)’s share price reached a new 52-week high on Monday . The company traded as high as $30.95 and last traded at $30.92, with a volume of 100,265 shares. The stock had previously closed at $29.90.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research cut Employers Holdings from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 28th.

The stock has a market capitalization of $996.59 million and a P/E ratio of 9.88. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $29.22 and its 200 day moving average price is $27.70.

Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, April 27th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.52. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Employers Holdings Inc. will post $2.34 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, CEO Douglas D. Dirks sold 5,386 shares of Employers Holdings stock in a transaction on Friday, April 15th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.51, for a total transaction of $153,554.86. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 301,473 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,594,995.23. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, CEO Douglas D. Dirks sold 8,971 shares of Employers Holdings stock in a transaction on Wednesday, April 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $28.54, for a total value of $256,032.34. Following the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 300,302 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $8,570,619.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in EIG. Aviance Capital Partners LLC raised its position in Employers Holdings by 13.9% in the fourth quarter. Aviance Capital Partners LLC now owns 55,989 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,529,000 after buying an additional 6,816 shares during the last quarter. Bailard Inc. acquired a new position in Employers Holdings during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,567,000. California State Teachers Retirement System raised its position in Employers Holdings by 1.9% in the fourth quarter. California State Teachers Retirement System now owns 59,147 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,615,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers raised its position in Employers Holdings by 2.9% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 73,336 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,002,000 after buying an additional 2,055 shares during the last quarter. Finally, California Public Employees Retirement System raised its position in Employers Holdings by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 109,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,981,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the last quarter.

Employers Holdings, Inc is a holding company. Through its insurance subsidiaries, the Company provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage to select, small businesses in low to medium hazard industries. The Company provides workers’ compensation insurance under a statutory system wherein employers are required to provide coverage for their employees’ medical, disability, vocational rehabilitation, and/or death benefit costs for work-related injuries or illnesses.

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