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NYSE:ESNT

Essent Group - ESNT Stock Forecast, Price & News

$35.06
-0.94 (-2.61%)
(As of 09/26/2022 05:19 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$34.99
$36.21
50-Day Range
$36.00
$44.24
52-Week Range
$34.99
$50.17
Volume
744,978 shs
Average Volume
608,290 shs
Market Capitalization
$3.78 billion
P/E Ratio
4.30
Dividend Yield
2.44%
Price Target
$54.00

Essent Group MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.80 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
53.2% Upside
$54.00 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.71% 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 4 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$251,700 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
-17.94%
From $7.86 to $6.45 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

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

3.13 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

86th out of 885 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

2nd out of 8 stocks

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About Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) Stock

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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ESNT Company Calendar

Last Earnings
8/05/2022
Ex-Dividend for 9/12 Dividend
8/31/2022
Dividend Payable
9/12/2022
Today
9/26/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
11/04/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

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
$54.00
High Stock Price Forecast
$72.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$47.00
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+54.0%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.80
Research Coverage
5 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$681.78 million
Pretax Margin
101.76%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$1.03 billion
Cash Flow
$6.34 per share
Book Value
$38.36 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
104,574,000
Market Cap
$3.78 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.17

Key Executives

  • Mr. Mark Anthony Casale (Age 57)
    Chairman, CEO & Pres
    Comp: $3.65M
  • Ms. Mary Lourdes GibbonsMs. Mary Lourdes Gibbons (Age 60)
    Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Assistant Sec.
    Comp: $1.39M
  • Mr. Vijay BhasinMr. Vijay Bhasin (Age 57)
    Chief Risk Officer & Sr. VP
    Comp: $1.23M
  • Mr. Lawrence Edmond McAlee Jr. (Age 58)
    CPA, Special Advisor
    Comp: $1.12M
  • Mr. Christopher G. Curran
    Pres of Essent Guaranty, Inc.
  • Mr. David Bruce Weinstock (Age 57)
    Chief Accounting Officer, Interim CFO & VP
  • Mr. William Daniel Kaiser
    Sr. VP & COO
  • Theodore Gray
    Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Mr. Philip Michael Stefano
    VP of Investor Relations
  • Wei Ding
    Sr. VP of Corp. Devel.













ESNT Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Essent Group stock right now?

5 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 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" ESNT shares.
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What is Essent Group's stock price forecast for 2022?

5 brokerages have issued twelve-month target prices for Essent Group's stock. Their ESNT share price forecasts range from $47.00 to $72.00. On average, they expect the company's stock price to reach $54.00 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 53.1% from the stock's current price.
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How have ESNT shares performed in 2022?

Essent Group's stock was trading at $45.53 at the beginning of the year. Since then, ESNT shares have decreased by 22.6% and is now trading at $35.26.
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Are investors shorting Essent Group?

Essent Group saw a drop in short interest in the month of August. As of August 31st, there was short interest totaling 1,780,000 shares, a drop of 7.8% from the August 15th total of 1,930,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 454,800 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 3.9 days. Currently, 1.7% of the shares of the 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, November 4th 2022.
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How were Essent Group's earnings last quarter?

Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August, 5th. The financial services provider reported $2.16 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.58 by $0.58. The financial services provider earned $244.10 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $244.29 million. Essent Group had a net margin of 85.02% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 21.13%. Essent Group's quarterly revenue was up .3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.42 earnings per share.

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

Essent Group announced a quarterly dividend on Friday, August 5th. Investors of record on Thursday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.22 per share on Monday, September 12th. This represents a $0.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 31st. This is a boost from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $0.21.
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.

Is Essent Group a good dividend stock?

Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) pays an annual dividend of $0.88 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 2.44%. 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 10.78%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, ESNT will have a dividend payout ratio of 13.64% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for ESNT.

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include FMR LLC (8.93%), State Street Corp (3.82%), Cooke & Bieler LP (3.75%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (3.53%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.83%) and Northern Trust Corp (1.32%). 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 $35.26.

How much money does Essent Group make?

Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) has a market capitalization of $3.80 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 $8.16 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 9/26/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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