Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC) shares saw unusually-high trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 187,281 shares were traded during trading, an increase of 15% from the previous session’s volume of 163,207 shares.The stock last traded at $43.66 and had previously closed at $43.40.

STC has been the subject of several research reports. TheStreet upgraded shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 23rd. FBR & Co restated a “hold” rating on shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. in a research report on Saturday, April 23rd. CIBC restated a “sector perform” rating and set a $16.25 target price (up from $16.00) on shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. in a research report on Friday, May 13th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and set a $17.00 target price (up from $16.00) on shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. in a research report on Friday, May 13th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $33.05.

The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $41.99 and a 200 day moving average price of $36.66. The stock’s market capitalization is $1.02 billion.

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 21st. The company reported $1.00 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.02. The company earned $489.40 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $569.04 million. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.05 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Stewart Information Services Corp. will post $2.40 EPS for the current year.

In related news, Director James M. Chadwick bought 55,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 13th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $36.40 per share, with a total value of $2,002,000.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 3,598 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $130,967.20. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website.

Several hedge funds and institutional investors recently bought and sold shares of STC. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in Stewart Information Services Corp. by 6.4% in the fourth quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 615,172 shares of the company’s stock worth $22,964,000 after buying an additional 37,084 shares during the period. Boston Partners increased its position in Stewart Information Services Corp. by 3.2% in the fourth quarter. Boston Partners now owns 231,149 shares of the company’s stock worth $8,629,000 after buying an additional 7,176 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in Stewart Information Services Corp. by 0.9% in the fourth quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,888,947 shares of the company’s stock worth $70,515,000 after buying an additional 15,962 shares during the period. Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in Stewart Information Services Corp. by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 38,445 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,435,000 after buying an additional 1,165 shares during the period. Finally, New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in Stewart Information Services Corp. by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 120,796 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,509,000 after buying an additional 1,000 shares during the period.

Stewart Information Services Corporation is a title insurance and real estate services company. The Company offers its products and services through its direct operations, network of approved agencies and other companies within the Stewart family of companies. It also provides loan origination and servicing support; loan review services; loss mitigation; Real estate owned (REO) asset management; collateral valuations; due diligence for capital markets; home and personal insurance services; tax-deferred exchanges, and technology to streamline the real estate process.

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