News coverage about United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. United Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.9438819302163 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Shares of United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) opened at $19.96 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $847.79, a PE ratio of 62.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 0.47 and a beta of 1.59. United Insurance has a twelve month low of $13.60 and a twelve month high of $20.40.
United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 21st. The insurance provider reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.57 by $0.20. The firm had revenue of $181.97 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $174.08 million. United Insurance had a net margin of 1.55% and a return on equity of 7.67%. equities analysts anticipate that United Insurance will post 2.13 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 14th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 7th were issued a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.20%. The ex-dividend date was Tuesday, March 6th. United Insurance’s dividend payout ratio is currently 75.00%.
UIHC has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub upgraded shares of United Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, January 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of United Insurance from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 14th. Wells Fargo reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $20.50 price target on shares of United Insurance in a research note on Wednesday, February 21st. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded shares of United Insurance from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $21.17.
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About United Insurance
United Insurance Holdings Corp. operates as a property and casualty insurance holding company that sources, writes, and services residential and commercial property, and casualty insurance policies in the United States. It offers single-family homeowners, dwelling fire, renters, condominium unit owners, and commercial residential insurance policies, as well as federal flood, equipment breakdown, and identity theft insurance policies.
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