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DOW   33,212.96
QQQ   309.10
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QQQ   309.10

Essent Group (ESNT) Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.45 (+1.06%)
(As of 05/27/2022 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
50-Day Range
52-Week Range
327,066 shs
Average Volume
758,646 shs
Market Capitalization
$4.60 billion
P/E Ratio
Dividend Yield
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About Essent Group

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. The company was founded in 2008 and is based in Hamilton, Bermuda.


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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Surety insurance
Year Founded

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.03 billion
Cash Flow
$6.51 per share
Book Value
$39.17 per share


Net Income
$681.78 million
Pretax Margin




Free Float
Market Cap
$4.60 billion

Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 3/21 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Last Earnings
Ex-Dividend for 6/10 Dividend
Dividend Payable
Next Earnings (Estimated)
Fiscal Year End


Overall MarketRank

3.26 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

48th out of 1,381 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

2nd out of 9 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 3.4Community Rank: 4.5Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 3.3Valuation: 2.5 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 1 hold rating and 5 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" Essent Group stock.
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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, August 5th 2022.
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How were Essent Group's earnings last quarter?

Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May, 6th. The financial services provider reported $2.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.46 by $1.06. The financial services provider earned $264.60 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $240.09 million. Essent Group had a net margin of 78.25% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 19.64%. Essent Group's quarterly revenue was up 8.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.21 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, May 6th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 1st will be given a dividend of $0.21 per share on Friday, June 10th. This represents a $0.84 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.97%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 31st. This is a positive change from Essent Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.20.
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Is Essent Group a good dividend stock?

Essent Group pays an annual dividend of $0.80 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.89%. Essent Group 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 of Essent Group is 10.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Essent Group will have a dividend payout ratio of 12.25% 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 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Essent Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $47.00 to $72.00. On average, they expect Essent Group's stock price to reach $55.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 28.7% 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:
  • Mr. Mark Anthony Casale, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 56, Pay $3.65M)
  • Mr. Lawrence Edmond McAlee Jr., CPA, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 58, Pay $1.12M)
  • Ms. Mary Lourdes Gibbons, Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Assistant Sec. (Age 60, Pay $1.39M) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Mr. Vijay Bhasin, Chief Risk Officer & Sr. VP (Age 57, Pay $1.23M)
  • Mr. Christopher G. Curran, Pres of Essent Guaranty, Inc.
  • Mr. William Daniel Kaiser, Sr. VP & Chief Operations Officer
  • Mr. David Bruce Weinstock, Chief Accounting Officer & VP (Age 57) (LinkedIn Profile)
  • Theodore Gray, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Philip Michael Stefano, VP of Investor Relations
  • Wei Ding, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel.
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 (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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (13.78%), Vanguard Group Inc. (9.84%), Capital World Investors (8.16%), State Street Corp (4.07%), Cooke & Bieler LP (3.80%) and Polar Capital Holdings Plc (2.22%). 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 major investors are selling Essent Group stock?

ESNT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Boston Partners, Causeway Capital Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, UBS Group AG, Next Century Growth Investors LLC, Royal Bank of Canada, Peregrine Capital Management LLC, and Assenagon Asset Management S.A.. Company insiders that have sold Essent Group company stock in the last year include David B Weinstock, Douglas J Pauls, Lawrence E Mcalee Jr, Mark Casale, Mary Lourdes Gibbons, and William Spiegel.
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Which major investors are buying Essent Group stock?

ESNT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Capital World Investors, Cooke & Bieler LP, Vanguard Group Inc., State Street Corp, Connor Clark & Lunn Investment Management Ltd., First Trust Advisors LP, Polar Capital Holdings Plc, and Arrowstreet Capital Limited Partnership.
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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 $42.73.

How much money does Essent Group make?

Essent Group has a market capitalization of $4.60 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 $7.42 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Essent Group have?

Essent Group employs 343 workers across the globe.

What is Essent Group's official website?

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

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 5/29/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff


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