Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.19

News articles about Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Navigators Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.1849051052878 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Navigators Group in a research report on Friday. Sandler O’Neill restated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 target price on shares of Navigators Group in a report on Friday. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Navigators Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Navigators Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded shares of Navigators Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $54.50.

Navigators Group (NAVG) traded up $8.70 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $59.40. 373,708 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 107,318. The company has a quick ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. Navigators Group has a 12 month low of $45.80 and a 12 month high of $60.35. The firm has a market capitalization of $1,476.64, a P/E ratio of 51.65 and a beta of 0.71.

Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 15th. The insurance provider reported $0.81 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.59 by $0.22. Navigators Group had a net margin of 2.79% and a return on equity of 2.32%. The company had revenue of $305.10 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $314.59 million. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.71 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 7.4% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts predict that Navigators Group will post 0.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, March 23rd. Investors of record on Friday, March 2nd will be paid a $0.07 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 1st. This is a boost from Navigators Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.06. This represents a $0.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 0.47%. Navigators Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 20.87%.

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Navigators Group Company Profile

The Navigators Group, Inc is an insurance holding company. The Company is an international insurance company focused on marine insurance. The Company’s segments include U.S. Insurance, International Insurance (Int’l Insurance), Global Reinsurance (GlobalRe) and Corporate. The Company’s Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance business primarily offers general liability coverage, and umbrella and excess liability coverage to commercial enterprises through its U.S.

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