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NYSE:ESNT

Essent Group (ESNT) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$52.88
+0.57 (+1.09%)
(As of 02/23/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$52.31
$53.44
50-Day Range
$51.17
$56.21
52-Week Range
$36.53
$56.45
Volume
349,625 shs
Average Volume
567,787 shs
Market Capitalization
$5.65 billion
P/E Ratio
8.14
Dividend Yield
1.89%
Price Target
$56.25

Essent Group MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.57 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.4% Upside
$56.25 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
0.73% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.45
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
1.46mentions of Essent Group in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$275,000 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
8.64%
From $6.60 to $7.17 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.54 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

166th out of 860 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

1st out of 8 stocks


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About Essent Group Stock (NYSE:ESNT)

Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. Its mortgage insurance products include primary, pool, and master policy. The company also provides information technology maintenance and development services; customer support-related services; underwriting consulting; and contract underwriting services. It serves the originators of residential mortgage loans, such as regulated depository institutions, mortgage banks, credit unions, and other lenders. Essent Group Ltd. was founded in 2008 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.

ESNT Stock Price History

ESNT Stock News Headlines

Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) Upgraded by StockNews.com to Buy
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 12/11 Dividend
11/30/2023
Dividend Payable
12/11/2023
Last Earnings
2/09/2024
Today
2/24/2024
Ex-Dividend for 3/22 Dividend
3/12/2024
Dividend Payable
3/22/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
5/03/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Sector
Finance
Industry
Surety insurance
Sub-Industry
N/A
Fax
N/A
Employees
589
Year Founded
2008

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$56.25
High Stock Price Target
$60.00
Low Stock Price Target
$50.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+6.4%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.57
Research Coverage
7 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$696.39 million
Pretax Margin
74.16%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.11 billion
Cash Flow
$6.73 per share
Book Value
$47.74 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
103,774,000
Market Cap
$5.65 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.06
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ESNT Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Essent Group stock right now?

7 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essent Group in the last year. There are currently 3 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "moderate buy" ESNT shares.
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What is Essent Group's stock price target for 2024?

7 Wall Street research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Essent Group's stock. Their ESNT share price targets range from $50.00 to $60.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $56.25 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 6.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have ESNT shares performed in 2024?

Essent Group's stock was trading at $52.74 at the beginning of the year. Since then, ESNT stock has increased by 0.2% and is now trading at $52.87.
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Are investors shorting Essent Group?

Essent Group saw a increase in short interest in the month of January. As of January 31st, there was short interest totaling 756,900 shares, an increase of 5.4% from the January 15th total of 717,900 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 461,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 1.6 days. Approximately 0.7% of the company's shares are short sold.
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When is Essent Group's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, May 3rd 2024.
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How were Essent Group's earnings last quarter?

Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February, 9th. The financial services provider reported $1.64 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.59 by $0.05. The financial services provider earned $297.30 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $286.18 million. Essent Group had a net margin of 62.75% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 14.44%. The company's revenue was up 29.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.37 EPS.

How often does Essent Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Essent Group?

Essent Group announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 9th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, March 13th will be given a dividend of $0.28 per share on Friday, March 22nd. This represents a $1.12 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.12%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 12th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.25.
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Is Essent Group a good dividend stock?

Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) pays an annual dividend of $1.00 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.91%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 5 consecutive years, indicating the company has a new, but growing committment to grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 15.38%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ESNT will have a dividend payout ratio of 13.95% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Mark A. Casale's approval rating as Essent Group's CEO?

6 employees have rated Essent Group Chief Executive Officer Mark A. Casale on Glassdoor.com. Mark A. Casale has an approval rating of 100% among the company's employees. This puts Mark A. Casale in the top 10% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Essent Group own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Essent Group investors own include Alibaba Group (BABA), NVIDIA (NVDA), Verizon Communications (VZ), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), Home Depot (HD), CVS Health (CVS), Procter & Gamble (PG) and

Who are Essent Group's major shareholders?

Essent Group's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (10.75%), Dimensional Fund Advisors LP (3.77%), Cooke & Bieler LP (2.56%), Northern Trust Corp (1.41%), Charles Schwab Investment Management Inc. (1.40%) and Norges Bank (1.08%). Insiders that own company stock include Aditya Dutt, David B Weinstock, David B Weinstock, Douglas J Pauls, Lawrence E Mcalee Jr, Mark Casale, Mary Lourdes Gibbons, Robert Glanville, Roy James Kasmar, Vijay Bhasin and William Spiegel.
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How do I buy shares of Essent Group?

Shares of ESNT stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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This page (NYSE:ESNT) was last updated on 2/24/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff