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NYSE:ESNT

Essent Group - ESNT Stock Forecast, Price & News

$42.92
-1.26 (-2.85%)
(As of 02/6/2023 12:00 AM ET)
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Today's Range
$42.90
$43.97
50-Day Range
$37.45
$44.31
52-Week Range
$34.27
$47.26
Volume
582,290 shs
Average Volume
442,195 shs
Market Capitalization
$4.62 billion
P/E Ratio
5.38
Dividend Yield
2.08%
Price Target
$45.60

Essent Group MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.50 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
6.2% Upside
$45.60 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.29% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Moderate
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.45
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.60mentions of Essent Group in the last 14 days
Based on 11 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$283,620 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-19.42%
From $7.93 to $6.39 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.16 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

437th out of 850 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

5th out of 8 stocks

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About Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) Stock

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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ESNT Company Calendar

Last Earnings
11/05/2021
Ex-Dividend for 12/12 Dividend
11/30/2022
Dividend Payable
12/12/2022
Today
2/06/2023
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
2/10/2023
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2023

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Surety insurance
Sub-Industry
N/A
Sector
Finance
Fax
N/A
Employees
343
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$45.60
High Stock Price Forecast
$50.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$43.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+6.2%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.50
Research Coverage
4 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$681.78 million
Pretax Margin
100.44%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.03 billion
Cash Flow
$6.32 per share
Book Value
$38.36 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
104,583,000
Market Cap
$4.62 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.18

Key Executives

  • Mark A. CasaleMark A. Casale
    Chairman, Co-President & Chief Executive Officer
  • Paul C. Wollmann
    Co-President & Chief Underwriting Officer
  • David B. Weinstock
    VP, Chief Financial & Accounting Officer
  • Anthony David Shore
    Chief Compliance Officer & Vice President
  • Mary Lourdes GibbonsMary Lourdes Gibbons
    Chief Legal Officer, SVP & Assistant Secretary













ESNT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Essent Group stock right now?

4 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essent Group in the last twelve months. There are currently 2 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research analysts is that investors should "buy" ESNT shares.
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What is Essent Group's stock price forecast for 2023?

4 Wall Street analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Essent Group's shares. Their ESNT share price forecasts range from $43.00 to $50.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $45.60 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 6.2% from the stock's current price.
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How have ESNT shares performed in 2023?

Essent Group's stock was trading at $38.88 at the start of the year. Since then, ESNT stock has increased by 10.4% and is now trading at $42.92.
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Are investors shorting Essent Group?

Essent Group saw a increase in short interest in December. As of December 30th, there was short interest totaling 1,210,000 shares, an increase of 8.0% from the December 15th total of 1,120,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 432,400 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.8 days. Currently, 1.2% of the company's stock are sold short.
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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, February 10th 2023.
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How can I listen to Essent Group's earnings call?

Essent Group will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, February 10th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 647-362-9199 with passcode "9824537".

How were Essent Group's earnings last quarter?

Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November, 5th. The financial services provider reported $1.84 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.35 by $0.49. The financial services provider had revenue of $283.50 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $242.69 million. Essent Group had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 20.33% and a net margin of 84.17%. Essent Group's revenue was up 16.7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.11 EPS.

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

Essent Group declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, November 4th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, December 1st will be given a dividend of $0.23 per share on Monday, December 12th. This represents a $0.92 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.14%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, November 30th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.22.
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Is Essent Group a good dividend stock?

Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) pays an annual dividend of $0.92 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.08%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 3 consecutive year(s), indicating that it does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio is 11.53%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ESNT will have a dividend payout ratio of 14.40% 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

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.38%), Peregrine Capital Management LLC (0.27%), Retirement Systems of Alabama (0.13%), New York State Teachers Retirement System (0.11%), New York State Common Retirement Fund (0.07%) and Comerica Bank (0.04%). 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 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 $42.92.

How much money does Essent Group make?

Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) has a market capitalization of $4.62 billion and generates $1.03 billion in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $681.78 million in net income (profit) each year or $7.98 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Essent Group have?

The company employs 343 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Essent Group?

Essent Group's mailing address is 2 CHURCH STREET, HAMILTON D0, HM 11. The official website for the company is www.essentgroup.com. The financial services provider can be reached via phone at (441) 297-9901 or via email at ir@essentgroup.com.

This page (NYSE:ESNT) was last updated on 2/6/2023 by MarketBeat.com Staff