News coverage about Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hanover Insurance Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.4918147799476 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on THG shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $91.00 price target on shares of Hanover Insurance Group in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Zacks Investment Research cut Hanover Insurance Group from a “strong-buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, September 14th.

Shares of Hanover Insurance Group (THG) traded up $2.68 during midday trading on Tuesday, hitting $106.68. The company had a trading volume of 298,738 shares, compared to its average volume of 227,206. The company has a market cap of $4,374.08, a PE ratio of 44.97 and a beta of 1.14. Hanover Insurance Group has a 1-year low of $79.23 and a 1-year high of $108.64. The company has a current ratio of 0.45, a quick ratio of 0.45 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26.

Hanover Insurance Group (NYSE:THG) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, November 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.11 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($0.63) by $0.74. Hanover Insurance Group had a return on equity of 3.35% and a net margin of 2.37%. The firm had revenue of $1.32 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.29 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.83 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.7% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Hanover Insurance Group will post 4.65 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 29th. Investors of record on Friday, December 15th will be issued a $0.54 dividend. This is a positive change from Hanover Insurance Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.50. This represents a $2.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, December 14th. Hanover Insurance Group’s payout ratio is 76.60%.

In related news, insider Mark Joseph Welzenbach sold 4,723 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $106.09, for a total value of $501,063.07. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 29,244 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,102,495.96. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Mark Lowell Keim sold 4,966 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $107.80, for a total value of $535,334.80. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 4,966 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $535,334.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last 90 days, insiders sold 14,689 shares of company stock valued at $1,555,848. Corporate insiders own 1.08% of the company’s stock.

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Hanover Insurance Group Company Profile

The Hanover Insurance Group, Inc is a holding company. The Company is engaged in providing property and casualty insurance products and services. The Company has four segments: Commercial Lines, Personal Lines, Chaucer and Other. It markets its domestic products and services through independent agents and brokers in the United States, and conducts business internationally through a subsidiary, Chaucer Holdings Limited, which operates through the Society and Corporation of Lloyd’s (Lloyd’s).

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