News headlines about James River Group (NASDAQ:JRVR) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. James River Group earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.2877226981743 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have impacted Accern’s analysis:

Shares of NASDAQ:JRVR opened at $35.66 on Monday. The stock has a market cap of $1,065.05, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.71 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a quick ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. James River Group has a 12 month low of $32.17 and a 12 month high of $44.34.

James River Group (NASDAQ:JRVR) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 22nd. The insurance provider reported $0.13 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.71 by ($0.58). James River Group had a return on equity of 6.67% and a net margin of 5.33%. The firm had revenue of $217.96 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $208.56 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $0.77 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 29.0% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts predict that James River Group will post 2.38 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 30th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 12th were given a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.37%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 9th. James River Group’s payout ratio is 76.43%.

JRVR has been the subject of several analyst reports. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods upgraded James River Group from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $40.00 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. BidaskClub upgraded James River Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 22nd. ValuEngine lowered James River Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, April 2nd. Zacks Investment Research lowered James River Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, B. Riley lowered James River Group from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating and dropped their price target for the stock from $47.00 to $39.00 in a research note on Thursday, January 4th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $42.50.

In related news, Director Janet Raye Cowell bought 1,206 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, February 28th. The stock was bought at an average price of $33.16 per share, with a total value of $39,990.96. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, CEO Steven J. Hartman sold 25,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, March 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $34.63, for a total value of $865,750.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 15.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About James River Group

James River Group Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides specialty insurance and reinsurance services in the United States. Its Excess and Surplus Lines segment underwrites property and liability insurance on an excess and surplus commercial lines basis in all states and the District of Columbia.

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