Media stories about Radian Group (NYSE:RDN) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Radian Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.11 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.7749033583344 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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Shares of Radian Group (NYSE RDN) opened at $18.91 on Thursday. The stock has a market capitalization of $4,080.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.72, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.27 and a beta of 1.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.34, a current ratio of 1.28 and a quick ratio of 1.28. Radian Group has a one year low of $15.58 and a one year high of $23.49.

Radian Group (NYSE:RDN) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, February 1st. The insurance provider reported $0.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.44 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $317.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $322.32 million. Radian Group had a return on equity of 13.53% and a net margin of 9.91%. The business’s revenue was up 15.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. equities research analysts predict that Radian Group will post 2.41 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 26th were paid a $0.0025 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, February 23rd. This is a positive change from Radian Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.00. This represents a $0.01 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.05%. Radian Group’s payout ratio is presently 0.99%.

A number of analysts recently commented on RDN shares. Wells Fargo & Co started coverage on Radian Group in a report on Tuesday, November 28th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $22.00 price target on the stock. BTIG Research reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $26.00 price target (up from $22.00) on shares of Radian Group in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. Royal Bank of Canada started coverage on Radian Group in a report on Wednesday, December 20th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $26.00 price target on the stock. B. Riley lowered Radian Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Radian Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $24.00 price target on the stock in a report on Thursday, January 4th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.68.

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Radian Group Company Profile

Radian Group Inc is an insurance holding company that provides mortgage insurance, and products and services to the real estate and mortgage finance industries. The Company operates in two segments: Mortgage Insurance and Services. The Mortgage Insurance segment provides credit-related insurance coverage, principally through private mortgage insurance to mortgage lending institutions.

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