News headlines about Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Stewart Information Services Corporation earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.4189759536608 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Stewart Information Services Corporation (STC) opened at 37.59 on Friday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $42.68 and a 200 day moving average price of $44.09. The firm has a market cap of $892.42 million, a PE ratio of 13.47 and a beta of 0.77. Stewart Information Services Corporation has a 1-year low of $37.40 and a 1-year high of $48.60.

Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, July 20th. The insurance provider reported $0.79 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.03 by $0.24. The firm had revenue of $485.50 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $503.05 million. Stewart Information Services Corporation had a net margin of 3.27% and a return on equity of 9.77%. The business’s revenue was down .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.49 EPS. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Stewart Information Services Corporation will post $2.43 earnings per share for the current year.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on STC. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $41.00 target price on shares of Stewart Information Services Corporation in a research report on Tuesday, May 30th. BidaskClub downgraded Stewart Information Services Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have given a hold rating to the company. Stewart Information Services Corporation presently has an average rating of “Sell” and an average target price of $46.00.

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In related news, insider Nicholas Galea sold 141,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, July 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $0.48, for a total value of $67,680.00. In the last three months, insiders purchased 42,000 shares of company stock valued at $33,020. 2.20% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Stewart Information Services Corporation 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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