Shares of White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE:WTM) have been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Zacks has also assigned White Mountains Insurance Group an industry rank of 202 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

A number of equities analysts have commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of White Mountains Insurance Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of White Mountains Insurance Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 20th.

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Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. boosted its position in White Mountains Insurance Group by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Burgundy Asset Management Ltd. now owns 8,666 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $7,528,000 after buying an additional 189 shares during the period. Intl Fcstone Inc. purchased a new stake in White Mountains Insurance Group during the 2nd quarter valued at $221,000. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C boosted its position in White Mountains Insurance Group by 4.8% during the 2nd quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 73,587 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $63,920,000 after buying an additional 3,337 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. purchased a new stake in White Mountains Insurance Group during the 2nd quarter valued at $224,000. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company purchased a new stake in White Mountains Insurance Group during the 2nd quarter valued at $135,000. 88.04% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) traded up 0.81% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $850.87. 30,747 shares of the company traded hands. White Mountains Insurance Group has a one year low of $815.04 and a one year high of $948.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.64 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.68 and a beta of 0.52. The firm has a 50 day moving average of $860.64 and a 200 day moving average of $870.08.

White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 4th. The insurance provider reported $2.78 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $1.66. White Mountains Insurance Group had a net margin of 9.80% and a return on equity of 1.01%. The business had revenue of $18.50 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $299.20 million. Equities research analysts expect that White Mountains Insurance Group will post ($10.75) earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

White Mountains Insurance Group announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback plan on Thursday, August 17th that allows the company to repurchase 500,000 shares. This repurchase authorization allows the insurance provider to reacquire shares of its stock through a dutch auction. Shares repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company’s board believes its shares are undervalued.

About White Mountains Insurance Group

White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company’s principal businesses are conducted through its insurance subsidiaries and other affiliates. Its segments include OneBeacon, HG Global/BAM and Other Operations. The OneBeacon segment consists of the operations of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd.

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