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NYSE:MCYMercury General Stock Price, Forecast & News

$39.08
+1.34 (+3.55 %)
(As of 04/6/2020 04:00 PM ET)
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$38.62
Now: $39.08
$39.95
50-Day Range
$34.31
MA: $42.16
$51.80
52-Week Range
$33.45
Now: $39.08
$65.22
Volume429,169 shs
Average Volume331,024 shs
Market Capitalization$2.16 billion
P/E Ratio6.77
Dividend Yield6.68%
Beta0.39
Mercury General Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in writing personal automobile insurance in the United States. The company also writes homeowners, commercial automobile, commercial property, mechanical protection, fire, and umbrella insurance. Its automobile insurance products cover collision, property damage, bodily injury, comprehensive, personal injury protection, underinsured and uninsured motorist, and other hazards; and homeowners' insurance products cover dwelling, liability, personal property, fire, and other hazards. The company sells its policies through a network of independent agents, 100% owned insurance agents, and direct channels in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Texas, and Virginia. Mercury General Corporation was founded in 1961 and is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.
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Beat the Market (BTM) Rank

Analyst Opinion: 2.8Community Rank: 1.7Dividend Strength: 4.2Insider Behavior: 4.0Valuation: 3.1 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -

Overall Beat the Market Rank

3.15 out of 5 stars


Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Fire, marine, & casualty insurance
Sub-IndustryProperty & Casualty Insurance
SectorFinance
CUSIP58940010
Phone323-937-1060

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$3.97 billion
Cash Flow$3.90 per share
Book Value$32.51 per share

Profitability

Net Income$320.09 million

Miscellaneous

Employees4,500
Market Cap$2.16 billion
Next Earnings Date5/4/2020 (Estimated)
OptionableOptionable

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Mercury General (NYSE:MCY) Frequently Asked Questions

How has Mercury General's stock been impacted by COVID-19 (Coronavirus)?

Mercury General's stock was trading at $39.04 on March 11th, 2020 when COVID-19 (Coronavirus) reached pandemic status according to the World Health Organization (WHO). Since then, MCY stock has increased by 0.1% and is now trading at $39.08. View which stocks have been mosted impacted by Coronavirus.

Do Wall Street analysts recommend investors buy shares of Mercury General?

2 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Mercury General in the last year. There are currently 1 sell rating and 1 hold rating for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View analyst ratings for Mercury General.

When is Mercury General's next earnings date?

Mercury General is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, May 4th 2020. View our earnings forecast for Mercury General.

How were Mercury General's earnings last quarter?

Mercury General Co. (NYSE:MCY) announced its earnings results on Monday, February, 10th. The insurance provider reported $0.21 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.03. The insurance provider earned $896.10 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $884.63 million. Mercury General had a net margin of 8.06% and a return on equity of 8.13%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 5.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted ($0.26) earnings per share. View Mercury General's earnings history.

How often does Mercury General pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Mercury General?

Mercury General declared a quarterly dividend on Monday, February 10th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, March 17th will be paid a dividend of $0.63 per share on Tuesday, March 31st. This represents a $2.52 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 6.45%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, March 16th. View Mercury General's dividend history.

What price target have analysts set for MCY?

2 brokers have issued 12-month price objectives for Mercury General's stock. Their forecasts range from $50.00 to $50.00. On average, they anticipate Mercury General's share price to reach $50.00 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 27.9% from the stock's current price. View analysts' price targets for Mercury General.

Has Mercury General been receiving favorable news coverage?

News headlines about MCY stock have trended very negative recently, InfoTrie reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Mercury General earned a media sentiment score of -3.3 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media coverage about the insurance provider a news buzz of 0.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the next several days. View the latest news aboutMercury General.

Are investors shorting Mercury General?

Mercury General saw a increase in short interest in the month of March. As of March 13th, there was short interest totaling 734,500 shares, an increase of 46.3% from the February 27th total of 502,200 shares. Based on an average daily volume of 277,100 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.7 days. Currently, 2.7% of the company's stock are short sold. View Mercury General's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Mercury General's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Mercury General own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Mercury General investors own include Exxon Mobil (XOM), Verizon Communications (VZ), AT&T (T), Altria Group (MO), AbbVie (ABBV), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA), Philip Morris International (PM), Wells Fargo & Co (WFC) and Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS).

Who are Mercury General's key executives?

Mercury General's management team includes the following people:
  • Mr. Theodore Robert Stalick, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 56)
  • Mr. Christopher Wadewitz Graves, VP & Chief Investment Officer (Age 53)
  • Mr. Gabriel Tirador, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 54)
  • Abby Hosseini, Chief Information Officer & VP (Age 59)
  • Mr. Erik Dahl Thompson, VP of Advter. & PR (Age 50)

What is Mercury General's stock symbol?

Mercury General trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "MCY."

Who are Mercury General's major shareholders?

Mercury General's stock is owned by a number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Foundations Investment Advisors LLC (0.06%). Company insiders that own Mercury General stock include Charles Toney, George Gwyer Braunegg, George Joseph, Joshua Eric Little and Mike Curtius. View institutional ownership trends for Mercury General.

Which institutional investors are buying Mercury General stock?

MCY stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Foundations Investment Advisors LLC. Company insiders that have bought Mercury General stock in the last two years include George Gwyer Braunegg, George Joseph, and Joshua Eric Little. View insider buying and selling activity for Mercury General.

How do I buy shares of Mercury General?

Shares of MCY 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 Mercury General's stock price today?

One share of MCY stock can currently be purchased for approximately $39.08.

How big of a company is Mercury General?

Mercury General has a market capitalization of $2.16 billion and generates $3.97 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $320.09 million in net income (profit) each year or $2.60 on an earnings per share basis. Mercury General employs 4,500 workers across the globe. View additional information about Mercury General.

What is Mercury General's official website?

The official website for Mercury General is http://www.mercuryinsurance.com/.

How can I contact Mercury General?

Mercury General's mailing address is 4484 WILSHIRE BOULEVARD, LOS ANGELES CA, 90010. The insurance provider can be reached via phone at 323-937-1060.

This page was last updated on 4/6/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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