Media headlines about White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. White Mountains Insurance Group earned a coverage optimism score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.7103040391376 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
Shares of White Mountains Insurance Group stock traded down $6.71 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $810.98. The stock had a trading volume of 30,686 shares, compared to its average volume of 30,747. The company has a market cap of $3,057.54, a price-to-earnings ratio of -94.08 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a current ratio of 1.60 and a quick ratio of 1.60. White Mountains Insurance Group has a 1 year low of $786.23 and a 1 year high of $903.26.
White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, February 7th. The insurance provider reported ($0.49) earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.34 by ($0.83). White Mountains Insurance Group had a net margin of 94.29% and a return on equity of 0.71%. The business had revenue of $20.10 million for the quarter. research analysts anticipate that White Mountains Insurance Group will post 4.6 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently announced an annual dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 19th were given a $1.00 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 16th. White Mountains Insurance Group’s payout ratio is -11.60%.
Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded White Mountains Insurance Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th.
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About White Mountains Insurance Group
White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance and reinsurance services in the United States. The company operates through HG Global/BAM, MediaAlpha, and Other segments. The HG Global/BAM segment provides insurance on municipal bonds issued to finance public purposes, such as schools, utilities, core governmental functions, and existing transportation facilities.
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