Shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC) reached a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Monday . The company traded as high as $48.60 and last traded at $48.48, with a volume of 299,568 shares. The stock had previously closed at $46.40.

A number of analysts have issued reports on STC shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Stewart Information Services Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, July 15th. TheStreet raised Stewart Information Services Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, June 24th. FBR & Co lifted their price objective on Stewart Information Services Corp. from $37.00 to $46.00 and gave the stock a “mkt perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and issued a $17.00 price objective (up previously from $16.00) on shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. in a research note on Friday, May 13th. Finally, CIBC reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and issued a $16.25 price objective (up previously from $16.00) on shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. in a research note on Friday, May 13th. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $33.05.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $43.60 and its 200-day moving average is $37.53. The company’s market cap is $1.07 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, topping the consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.02. During the same period last year, the business earned $1.05 earnings per share. The company had revenue of $489.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $569.04 million. The firm’s revenue was down 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Stewart Information Services Corp. will post $2.40 earnings per share for the current year.

A number of institutional investors have modified their holdings of the company. Piermont Capital Management Inc. increased its position in shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. by 54.7% in the fourth quarter. Piermont Capital Management Inc. now owns 69,073 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,578,000 after buying an additional 24,413 shares in the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP increased its position in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its position in shares of 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 in the last quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund increased its position in shares of 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Rhumbline Advisers increased its position in shares of 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 in the last quarter.

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 three segments: title insurance and related services, mortgage services and corporate.

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