Essent Group Stock Forecast, Price & News

+0.13 (+0.29 %)
(As of 07/30/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Volume595,451 shs
Average Volume810,512 shs
Market Capitalization$5.10 billion
P/E Ratio12.65
Dividend Yield1.51%
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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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Overall MarketRank

2.87 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

17th out of 2,044 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

1st out of 12 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 2.4Community Rank: 3.4Dividend Strength: 2.5Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 4.4 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -
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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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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Essent Group?

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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 6th 2021.
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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, August 6th at 10:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link or dial in at 416-621-4642 with passcode "2073556".

How were Essent Group's earnings last quarter?

Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, May, 7th. The financial services provider reported $1.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $1.22 by $0.01. The financial services provider earned $244.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $245.06 million. Essent Group had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 10.54% and a net margin of 41.10%. Essent Group's revenue was up 7.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.52 earnings per share.
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How has Essent Group's stock 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 19.5% and is now trading at $45.17.
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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, May 7th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, June 1st will be given a dividend of $0.17 per share on Thursday, June 10th. This represents a $0.68 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 28th. This is an increase from Essent Group's previous quarterly dividend of $0.16.
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Is Essent Group a good dividend stock?

Essent Group pays an annual dividend of $0.68 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 1.51%. Essent Group does not yet have a strong track record of dividend growth. The dividend payout ratio of Essent Group is 17.53%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, Essent Group will have a dividend payout ratio of 11.31% 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 brokers have issued twelve-month target prices for Essent Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $46.00 to $62.00. On average, they anticipate Essent Group's share price to reach $54.67 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 21.0% 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 $2.62M)
  • Mr. Lawrence Edmond McAlee Jr., CPA, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 57, Pay $858.9k)
  • Mr. Christopher G. Curran, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel.
  • Mr. Vijay Bhasin, Chief Risk Officer & Sr. VP (Age 56, Pay $946.04k)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Robert Cashmer, Sr. VP & Chief Bus. Officer (Age 50, Pay $955.19k)
  • Mr. William Daniel Kaiser, Sr. VP & Chief Operations Officer
  • Mr. David Bruce Weinstock, Chief Accounting Officer & VP (Age 56)
  • Theodore Gray, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Mary Lourdes Gibbons, Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Assistant Sec. (Age 59)
  • William P. Higgins, Sr. VP of Strategic Initiatives

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 many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (0.03%) and New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (0.02%). Company insiders that own Essent Group stock include 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 buying Essent Group stock?

ESNT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including New Mexico Educational Retirement Board, and Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund. 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 $45.17.

How much money does Essent Group make?

Essent Group has a market capitalization of $5.10 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 $3.88 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does Essent Group have?

Essent Group employs 365 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 7/30/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff
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