As of Wednesday close, Stewart Information Services Corporation’s (NYSE:STC) stock was up $0.37, moving up 0.90 percent to $41.68. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 184,420 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $1.74 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 180,200, while in the previous 50 days, it was 164,760.
Since last month, STC stock retreated -2.91%. Shares of the company fell to $35.96 on 11/07/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $81.00 was reached on 01/03/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $35.96. Since the beginning of this year, STC’s stock price has dropped by -47.72% or -$38.05, and marked a new high 1 time. However, the stock has declined by -48.54% since its 52-week high.
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STC stock investors should be aware that Stewart Information Services Corporation (STC) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 162 days ago on Jun 15. EPPINGER FREDERICK H, the Chief Executive Officer of the company, purchased of 1,500 shares for $48.91 on Jun 15. It resulted in a $73,362 investment by the insider. Lessack Steven Mark added 3,000 shares at an average price of $55.20 on May 12. The insider now owns 9,291 shares following the transaction. On Apr 29, Chief Executive Officer EPPINGER FREDERICK H bought 3,000 shares at $52.00 apiece. The transaction was valued at $156,000.
Right now, Stewart Information Services Corporation (STC) has a P/E ratio of about 4.87. The stock’s beta is 1.09. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 0.33, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 0.84, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 5.32 may also be considered.
The latest dividend of $0.45 per share was paid out, which is 20.0% more than last year’s $0.3750. On Friday September 2 2022, a $0.0750 dividend increase was announced.
According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.33, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.33. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 10.10%. Based on annual data, STC earned $433.97 million in gross profit and brought in $3.31 billion in revenue.
A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 19.50%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 17.70%.
In Stewart Information Services Corporation’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $446.37 million. According to the earnings report, the company had a lower net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. STC’s revenue fell -16.8% to $844.07 million during the quarter, while net income inched up to $716.4 million. While analysts expected Stewart Information Services Corporation to report $1.75 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.37 per share, beating the consensus estimate by -21.70%. During the quarter, the company generated $90.1 million in EBITDA. The value of shareholders’ equity is $27.13 million.
This quick technical analysis looks at Stewart Information Services Corporation’s (STC) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 30.90%, the RSI 9-day stood at 63.75% on 23 November.
With respect to its five-day moving average, the current Stewart Information Services Corporation price is up by +4.36% percent or $1.74. At present, STC shares trade -3.59% below its 20-day simple moving average and -20.29% percent below its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately -13.46% below its SMA50 and -43.33% below its SMA200.
Stochastic coefficient K was 90.34% and Stochastic coefficient D was 88.61%, while ATR was 1.37. Given the Stochastic reading of 91.67% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 55.13%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 0.75, while the 14-day reading stands at 2.00.
BTIG Research launched its rating on Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE: STC) to a Buy in a note to investors on February 02, 2022. Stewart Information Services Corporation (STC) has been rated Buy by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, STC is a sell, and 0 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 0 analysts rate Stewart Information Services Corporation stock as buy, with 3 recommending it as overweight.
With a median target price of $54.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $54.00 – $55.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict Stewart Information Services Corporation (STC) will achieve an average price target of $54.50.