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NYSE:ESNTEssent Group Stock Price, Forecast & News

$34.88
+0.53 (+1.54 %)
(As of 06/2/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$34.53
Now: $34.88
$35.87
50-Day Range
$23.43
MA: $28.05
$37.42
52-Week Range
$17.52
Now: $34.88
$55.84
Volume3.25 million shs
Average Volume1.46 million shs
Market Capitalization$3.44 billion
P/E Ratio5.94
Dividend Yield1.86%
Beta1.47
Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. The company also provides information technology maintenance and development services; customer support-related services; and contract underwriting services. It serves 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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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 4.3Community Rank: 2.6Dividend Strength: 3.3Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 2.5 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

3.35 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Surety insurance
Sub-IndustryN/A
SectorFinance
CUSIPN/A
Phone441-297-9901

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$867.57 million
Cash Flow$6.17 per share
Book Value$30.34 per share

Profitability

Net Income$555.71 million

Miscellaneous

EmployeesN/A
Market Cap$3.44 billion
Next Earnings Date8/7/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT) Frequently Asked Questions

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 (WHO). Since then, ESNT stock has decreased by 7.7% and is now trading at $34.88. View which stocks have been most impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Essent Group?

8 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Essent Group in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating, 1 hold rating and 6 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Buy." View analyst ratings for Essent Group.

When is Essent Group's next earnings date?

Essent Group is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, August 7th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Essent Group.

How were Essent Group's earnings last quarter?

Essent Group Ltd (NYSE:ESNT) issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, May, 8th. The financial services provider reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.23 by $0.29. The financial services provider earned $228.80 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $231.08 million. Essent Group had a net margin of 64.46% and a return on equity of 19.83%. The company's revenue was up 14.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.30 earnings per share. View Essent Group's earnings history.

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

Essent Group declared a quarterly dividend on Friday, May 8th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.16 per share on Friday, June 12th. This represents a $0.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.83%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, June 1st. View Essent Group's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for ESNT?

8 analysts have issued twelve-month price targets for Essent Group's shares. Their forecasts range from $36.00 to $60.00. On average, they anticipate Essent Group's share price to reach $48.88 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 40.1% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Essent Group.

Has Essent Group been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about ESNT stock has been trending very negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Essent Group earned a news impact score of -3.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the financial services provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the immediate future. View the latest news aboutEssent Group.

Are investors shorting Essent Group?

Essent Group saw a increase in short interest in May. As of May 15th, there was short interest totaling 2,630,000 shares, an increase of 60.4% from the April 30th total of 1,640,000 shares. Based on an average daily trading volume, of 1,380,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 1.9 days. Currently, 2.8% of the shares of the company are short sold. View Essent Group's Current Options Chain.

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), Walt Disney (DIS), CVS Health (CVS), Home Depot (HD), QUALCOMM (QCOM), Intel (INTC), Applied Materials (AMAT) and Procter & Gamble (PG).

Who are Essent Group's key executives?

Essent Group's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Mark Anthony Casale, Chairman, CEO & Pres (Age 54)
  • Mr. Lawrence Edmond McAlee Jr., CPA, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 55)
  • Ms. Mary Lourdes Gibbons, Chief Legal Officer, Sr. VP & Assistant Sec. (Age 57)
  • Mr. Vijay Bhasin, Chief Risk Officer & Sr. VP (Age 54)
  • Mr. Jeffrey Robert Cashmer, Sr. VP of Bus. Devel. (Age 48)

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 retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Capital Research Global Investors (7.90%), BlackRock Inc. (7.20%), Alliancebernstein L.P. (4.78%), State Street Corp (2.43%), APG Asset Management N.V. (1.99%) and Geode Capital Management LLC (1.93%). 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. View institutional ownership trends for Essent Group.

Which institutional investors are selling Essent Group stock?

ESNT stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., APG Asset Management N.V., Capital Research Global Investors, BlackRock Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP, Federated Hermes Inc., UBS Group AG, and Nuveen Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Essent Group company stock in the last year include David B Weinstock, Joseph Hissong, Lawrence E Mcalee Jr, Mary Lourdes Gibbons, Roy James Kasmar, and Vijay Bhasin. View insider buying and selling activity for Essent Group.

Which institutional investors are buying Essent Group stock?

ESNT stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Alliancebernstein L.P., Senvest Management LLC, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, Wells Fargo & Company MN, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Russell Investments Group Ltd., Schroder Investment Management Group, and Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC. Company insiders that have bought Essent Group stock in the last two years include Mark Casale, and Robert Glanville. View insider buying and selling activity for Essent Group.

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 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 $34.88.

How big of a company is Essent Group?

Essent Group has a market capitalization of $3.44 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.

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 6/2/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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