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Essent Group Stock Forecast, Price & News

-0.37 (-0.76 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $48.10
50-Day Range
MA: $44.91
52-Week Range
Now: $48.10
Volume490,463 shs
Average Volume642,243 shs
Market Capitalization$5.41 billion
P/E Ratio11.26
Dividend Yield1.33%
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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Overall MarketRank

2.08 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

181st out of 1,705 stocks

Surety Insurance Industry

5th out of 9 stocks

Analyst Opinion: 1.3Community Rank: 2.6Dividend Strength: 1.7Insider Behavior: 1.7Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Surety insurance



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$867.57 million
Cash Flow$5.84 per share
Book Value$30.34 per share


Net Income$555.71 million


Market Cap$5.41 billion
Next Earnings Date2/12/2021 (Estimated)
-0.37 (-0.76 %)
(As of 01/15/2021 12:00 AM ET)
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Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Essent Group's stock price been impacted by COVID-19?

Essent Group's stock was trading at $37.81 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, ESNT shares have increased by 27.2% and is now trading at $48.10.
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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, 2 hold ratings and 8 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "buy" Essent Group stock.
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What stocks does MarketBeat like better than Essent Group?

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, February 12th 2021.
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How were Essent Group's earnings last quarter?

Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, November, 6th. The financial services provider reported $1.11 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.99 by $0.12. The financial services provider earned $243 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $240.48 million. Essent Group had a return on equity of 12.97% and a net margin of 46.59%. Essent Group's revenue was up 7.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $1.47 EPS.
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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, November 6th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, December 1st will be paid a dividend of $0.16 per share on Thursday, December 10th. This represents a $0.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.33%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, November 30th.
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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 1.33%. 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 brokerages have issued 12-month price targets for Essent Group's stock. Their forecasts range from $38.00 to $58.00. On average, they expect Essent Group's stock price to reach $47.36 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 1.5%.
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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).

Who are Essent Group's key executives?

Essent Group's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Mark Anthony Casale, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 55, Pay $3.49M)
  • Mr. Lawrence Edmond McAlee Jr., CPA, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55, Pay $1.07M)
  • Mr. Christopher G. Curran, Sr. VP of Corp. Devel.
  • Mr. Vijay Bhasin, Chief Risk Officer & Sr. VP (Age 55, Pay $1.17M)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Robert Cashmer, Sr. VP & Chief Bus. Officer (Age 49, Pay $1.05M)
  • Mr. William Daniel Kaiser, Sr. VP & Chief Operations Officer
  • Mr. David Bruce Weinstock, Chief Accounting Officer & VP (Age 54)
  • Theodore Gray, Sr. VP & Chief Information Officer
  • Ms. Mary Lourdes Gibbons, Sr. VP, Chief Legal Officer & Assistant Sec. (Age 58)
  • Mr. Joseph Gilmary Hissong, Sr. VP (Age 56)

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 State of Alaska Department of Revenue (0.02%), Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. (0.01%) and Diversified Trust Co (0.00%). 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 major investors are selling Essent Group stock?

ESNT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Crossmark Global Holdings Inc., and State of Alaska Department of Revenue. 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 major investors are buying Essent Group stock?

ESNT stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Diversified Trust Co. 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.

What is Essent Group's stock price today?

One share of ESNT stock can currently be purchased for approximately $48.10.

How big of a company is Essent Group?

Essent Group has a market capitalization of $5.41 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. 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.

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 1/17/2021 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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