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Everest Re Group (NYSE:RE) Director Lawrence Tomchin unloaded 5,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $94.15, for a total transaction of $470,750.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 172,980 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,286,067. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link.

Shares of Everest Re Group (NYSE:RE) traded up 0.46% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $162.67. The stock had a trading volume of 322,275 shares. Everest Re Group has a 52-week low of $134.10 and a 52-week high of $165.65. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $161. and its 200-day moving average is $155.5. The company has a market cap of $7.397 billion and a P/E ratio of 6.53.

Everest Re Group (NYSE:RE) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 23rd. The company reported $5.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $5.57 by $0.16. The company had revenue of $1.27 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.28 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $5.10 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Everest Re Group will post $19.15 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Wednesday, September 10th. Investors of record on Wednesday, August 27th will be paid a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, August 25th.

RE has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Everest Re Group in a research note on Monday, July 28th. They now have a $168.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Everest Re Group in a research note on Friday, July 25th. They now have a $169.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $170.00. Finally, analysts at Barclays raised their price target on shares of Everest Re Group from $174.00 to $176.00 in a research note on Monday, June 30th. They now have an “overweight” rating on the stock. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $168.25.

Everest Re Group, Ltd. through its subsidiaries, is principally engaged in the underwriting of reinsurance and insurance in the United States, Bermuda and international markets.

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