Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC) has earned an average rating of “Sell” from the six research firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation and two have assigned a hold recommendation to the company. The average 1 year price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $41.00.

Several analysts recently weighed in on STC shares. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $41.00 price objective on shares of Stewart Information Services Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, May 30th. BidaskClub raised Stewart Information Services Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 11th.

Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC) opened at 37.80 on Tuesday. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $42.46 and a 200-day moving average price of $44.05. Stewart Information Services Corporation has a 12-month low of $37.40 and a 12-month high of $48.17. The company has a market capitalization of $897.41 million, a PE ratio of 13.54 and a beta of 0.77.

Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE:STC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July 20th. The insurance provider reported $0.79 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.03 by $0.24. The business had revenue of $485.50 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $503.05 million. Stewart Information Services Corporation had a net margin of 3.27% and a return on equity of 9.77%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.49 earnings per share. On average, analysts anticipate that Stewart Information Services Corporation will post $2.43 EPS for the current year.

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In other news, insider Nicholas Galea sold 141,000 shares of Stewart Information Services Corporation stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, July 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $0.48, for a total transaction of $67,680.00. Insiders have bought 42,000 shares of company stock worth $33,020 over the last three months. Insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in STC. Sawgrass Asset Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corporation during the first quarter worth approximately $350,000. Teachers Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corporation by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 51,347 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $2,366,000 after buying an additional 768 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank raised its stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corporation by 3.9% in the first quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 25,853 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,233,000 after buying an additional 982 shares during the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corporation during the second quarter worth approximately $246,000. Finally, Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. raised its stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corporation by 0.4% in the first quarter. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. now owns 37,302 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $1,648,000 after buying an additional 137 shares during the last quarter. 94.23% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Stewart Information Services Corporation

Stewart Information Services Corporation is a global real estate services company. The Company is engaged in offering products and services through its direct operations, network of Stewart Trusted Providers and family of companies. The Company operates through two segments: title insurance and ancillary services and corporate.

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