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NYSE:ESNT

Essent Group Stock Forecast, Price & News

$42.86
-2.64 (-5.80%)
(As of 11/26/2021 04:00 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$42.25
$44.57
50-Day Range
$42.86
$49.71
52-Week Range
$39.62
$54.22
Volume
492,148 shs
Average Volume
704,527 shs
Market Capitalization
$4.73 billion
P/E Ratio
7.69
Dividend Yield
1.58%
Beta
1.34
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About Essent Group

Essent Group Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of banking services. It offers mortgage insurance, reinsurance, and risk management products. The company was founded by Mark A. Casale on July 1, 2008 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Surety insurance
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
Fax
N/A
Employees
381
Year Founded
N/A

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$955.15 million
Cash Flow
$3.69 per share
Book Value
$37.74 per share

Profitability

Net Income
$413.04 million
Pretax Margin
73.76%

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Miscellaneous

Free Float
107,340,000
Market Cap
$4.73 billion
Optionable
Optionable

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend
8/31/2021
Dividend Payable
9/10/2021
Last Earnings
11/05/2021
Today
11/26/2021
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2021
Next Earnings (Estimated)
2/18/2022

MarketRank

Overall MarketRank

3.32 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

6th out of 1,340 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

1st out of 8 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.3Community Rank: 4.5Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 2.5Valuation: 3.8 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -












Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Essent Group a buy right now?

6 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essent Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Essent Group stock.
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How has Essent Group's stock price been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Essent Group's stock was trading at $37.81 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization. Since then, ESNT stock has increased by 13.4% and is now trading at $42.86.
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Are investors shorting Essent Group?

Essent Group saw a drop in short interest during the month of October. As of October 15th, there was short interest totaling 1,140,000 shares, a drop of 21.9% from the September 30th total of 1,460,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 512,300 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.2 days. Approximately 1.1% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is Essent Group's next earnings date?

Essent Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, February 18th 2022.
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How were Essent Group's earnings last quarter?

Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) released its earnings results on Friday, November, 5th. The financial services provider reported $1.84 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.35 by $0.49. The financial services provider had revenue of $283.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $242.69 million. Essent Group had a net margin of 61.29% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.57%. The company's revenue was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $1.11 earnings per share.
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How often does Essent Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Essent Group?

Essent Group declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 5th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share on Friday, December 10th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.77%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 30th. This is an increase from Essent Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.18.
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Is Essent Group a good dividend stock?

Essent Group pays an annual dividend of $0.72 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.58%. Essent Group has been increasing its dividend for 2 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Essent Group is 12.93%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Essent Group will have a dividend payout ratio of 11.18% next year. This indicates that Essent Group will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What price target have analysts set for ESNT?

6 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month target prices for Essent Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $52.00 to $65.00. On average, they expect Essent Group's share price to reach $58.33 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 36.1% from the stock's current price.
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Who are Essent Group's key executives?

Essent Group's management team includes the following people:
  • Mark A. Casale, Chairman, Co-President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Paul C. Wollmann, Co-President & Chief Underwriting Officer
  • Lawrence E. McAlee, Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President
  • Anthony David Shore, Chief Compliance Officer & Vice President
  • Mary Lourdes Gibbons, Chief Legal Officer, SVP & Assistant Secretary

What is Mark A. Casale's approval rating as Essent Group's CEO?

6 employees have rated Essent Group CEO Mark A. Casale on Glassdoor.com. Mark A. Casale has an approval rating of 100% among Essent Group'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 Honeywell International (HON).

What is Essent Group's stock symbol?

Essent Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "ESNT."

Who are Essent Group's major shareholders?

Essent Group's stock is owned by a variety of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (13.99%), Cooke & Bieler LP (3.17%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (3.11%), Senvest Management LLC (2.75%), Boston Partners (2.43%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (2.36%). Company insiders that own Essent Group stock include 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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Which institutional investors are selling Essent Group stock?

ESNT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Ninety One UK Ltd, Morgan Stanley, Geode Capital Management LLC, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Polar Capital Holdings Plc, Two Sigma Investments LP, and Citigroup Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Essent Group company stock in the last year include David B Weinstock, Douglas J Pauls, Lawrence E Mcalee Jr, Mary Lourdes Gibbons, Roy James Kasmar, Vijay Bhasin, and William Spiegel.
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Which institutional investors are buying Essent Group stock?

ESNT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including BlackRock Inc., Macquarie Group Ltd., Senvest Management LLC, Epoch Investment Partners Inc., Nordea Investment Management AB, Barclays PLC, Brandywine Global Investment Management LLC, and Dimensional Fund Advisors LP. Company insiders that have bought Essent Group stock in the last two years include Mark Casale, and Robert Glanville.
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How do I buy shares of Essent Group?

Shares of ESNT can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is Essent Group's stock price today?

One share of ESNT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $42.86.

How much money does Essent Group make?

Essent Group has a market capitalization of $4.73 billion and generates $955.15 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $413.04 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.57 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Essent Group have?

Essent Group employs 381 workers across the globe.

What is Essent Group's official website?

The official website for Essent Group is www.essentgroup.com.

Where are Essent Group's headquarters?

Essent Group is headquartered at 2 CHURCH STREET, HAMILTON D0, HM 11.

How can I contact Essent Group?

Essent Group's mailing address is 2 CHURCH STREET, HAMILTON D0, HM 11. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (441) 297-9901 or via email at [email protected].


This page was last updated on 11/26/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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