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Kingstone Companies (NASDAQ:KINS) Director Floyd R. Tupper bought 1,000 shares of Kingstone Companies stock on the open market in a transaction dated Monday, August 25th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $7.10 per share, with a total value of $7,100.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now directly owns 19,644 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $139,472. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link.

Kingstone Companies (NASDAQ:KINS) traded up 0.70% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $7.15. The stock had a trading volume of 18,985 shares. Kingstone Companies has a 52 week low of $4.59 and a 52 week high of $7.896. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $6.94 and a 200-day moving average of $6.77. The company has a market cap of $52.2 million and a P/E ratio of 11.91.

Kingstone Companies (NASDAQ:KINS) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, August 12th. The company reported $0.17 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.01. Analysts expect that Kingstone Companies will post $0.68 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, September 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 29th will be paid a dividend of $0.05 per share. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.82%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 27th. This is a boost from Kingstone Companies’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.04.

Separately, analysts at Compass Point raised their price target on shares of Kingstone Companies from $7.50 to $8.50 in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.

Kingstone Companies, Inc (NASDAQ:KINS) is engaged in offering property and casualty insurance products to small businesses and individuals in New York State through its wholly owned subsidiary, Kingstone Insurance Company (KICO).

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