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Essent Group Stock Forecast, Price & News

+1.03 (+2.50 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $42.27
50-Day Range
MA: $44.13
52-Week Range
Now: $42.27
Volume1.52 million shs
Average Volume880,073 shs
Market Capitalization$4.77 billion
P/E Ratio9.90
Dividend Yield1.50%
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; 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

Industry Surety insurance
Year FoundedN/A



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$867.57 million
Cash Flow$5.13 per share
Book Value$30.34 per share


Net Income$555.71 million


Market Cap$4.77 billion
Next Earnings Date5/14/2021 (Estimated)


Overall MarketRank

2.27 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

88th out of 1,942 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

3rd out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.3Community Rank: 2.6Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
+1.03 (+2.50 %)
(As of 03/5/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) Frequently Asked Questions

Is Essent Group a buy right now?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essent Group in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 3 hold ratings and 7 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Essent Group stock.
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Wall Street analysts have given Essent Group a "Buy" rating, but there may be better short-term opportunities in the market. Some of MarketBeat's past winning trading ideas have resulted in 5-15% weekly gains. MarketBeat just released five new trading ideas, but Essent Group wasn't one of them. MarketBeat thinks these five stocks may be even better buys.
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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, May 14th 2021.
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How were Essent Group's earnings last quarter?

Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February, 18th. The financial services provider reported $1.10 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.22 by $0.12. The financial services provider had revenue of $247.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $253.03 million. Essent Group had a net margin of 46.59% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 12.97%. Essent Group's revenue was up 8.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.49 EPS.
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How has Essent Group's stock price been impacted by Coronavirus?

Essent Group's stock was trading at $37.81 on March 11th, 2020 when Coronavirus reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, ESNT shares have increased by 11.8% and is now trading at $42.27.
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How often does Essent Group pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Essent Group?

Essent Group announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, February 19th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, March 10th will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Friday, March 19th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, March 9th.
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Is Essent Group a good dividend stock?

Essent Group pays an annual dividend of $0.64 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.50%. Essent Group does not yet have a strock track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Essent Group is 11.31%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Essent Group will have a dividend payout ratio of 12.12% 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?

11 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Essent Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $58.00. On average, they anticipate Essent Group's stock price to reach $47.55 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 12.5% 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 $3.49M)
  • Mr. Lawrence Edmond McAlee Jr., CPA, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 56, Pay $1.07M)
  • Mr. Christopher G. Curran, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel.
  • Mr. Vijay Bhasin, Chief Risk Officer & Sr. VP (Age 56, Pay $1.17M)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Robert Cashmer, Sr. VP & Chief Bus. Officer (Age 50, Pay $1.05M)
  • Mr. William Daniel Kaiser, Sr. VP & Chief Operations Officer
  • Mr. David Bruce Weinstock, Chief Accounting Officer & VP (Age 55)
  • Theodore Gray, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Mary Lourdes Gibbons, Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Assistant Sec. (Age 59)
  • Mr. Joseph Gilmary Hissong, Sr. VP (Age 57)

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.

Who are some of Essent Group's key competitors?

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), The Walt Disney (DIS), Intel (INTC), The Home Depot (HD), CVS Health (CVS), The 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. (12.57%), Boston Partners (3.26%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (3.26%), Cooke & Bieler LP (2.85%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (2.52%) and Senvest Management LLC (2.27%). Company insiders that own Essent Group stock include David B Weinstock, Jeff Cashmer, Joseph Hissong, Lawrence E Mcalee Jr, Mark Casale, Mary Lourdes Gibbons, Robert Glanville, Roy James Kasmar and Vijay Bhasin.
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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 Russell Investments Group Ltd., Alliancebernstein L.P., Cooke & Bieler LP, King Street Capital Management L.P., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Skyline Asset Management LP, Panagora Asset Management Inc., and Victory Capital Management Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Essent Group company stock in the last year include Lawrence E Mcalee Jr, and Mary Lourdes Gibbons.
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Which institutional investors are buying Essent Group stock?

ESNT stock was bought by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Norges Bank, BlackRock Inc., Morgan Stanley, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan Trust Fund, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Boston Partners, and Prana Capital Management 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 $42.27.

How much money does Essent Group make?

Essent Group has a market capitalization of $4.77 billion and generates $867.57 million in revenue each year. The financial services provider earns $555.71 million in net income (profit) each year or $5.66 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Essent Group have?

Essent Group employs 383 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 3/6/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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