White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE:WTM) has been assigned a consensus broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Zacks has also given White Mountains Insurance Group an industry rank of 215 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

Several equities analysts have commented on the company. ValuEngine raised White Mountains Insurance Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research raised White Mountains Insurance Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, July 20th.

White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE WTM) traded down 1.41% during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $859.70. 85,214 shares of the company traded hands. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.68 billion, a P/E ratio of 37.06 and a beta of 0.52. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $861.51 and its 200 day moving average price is $872.34. White Mountains Insurance Group has a 12-month low of $813.20 and a 12-month high of $948.94.

White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 4th. The insurance provider reported $2.78 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.12 by $1.66. The company had revenue of $18.50 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $299.20 million. White Mountains Insurance Group had a return on equity of 1.01% and a net margin of 9.80%. Equities research analysts predict that White Mountains Insurance Group will post ($10.75) EPS for the current year.

White Mountains Insurance Group declared that its board has initiated a share repurchase program on Thursday, August 17th that permits the company to buyback 500,000 outstanding shares. This buyback authorization permits the insurance provider to reacquire shares of its stock through a dutch auction. Shares buyback programs are often a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado grew its position in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 2.2% during the 2nd quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 137 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 3 shares in the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its position in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 0.8% during the 2nd quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 366 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $318,000 after buying an additional 3 shares in the last quarter. Royal Bank of Canada grew its position in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 6.1% during the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 330 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $286,000 after buying an additional 19 shares in the last quarter. Amalgamated Bank grew its position in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 3.4% during the 1st quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 609 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $536,000 after buying an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC grew its position in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 15.2% during the 1st quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 174 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $153,000 after buying an additional 23 shares in the last quarter. 88.06% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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About White Mountains Insurance Group

White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company’s principal businesses are conducted through its insurance subsidiaries and other affiliates. Its segments include OneBeacon, HG Global/BAM and Other Operations. The OneBeacon segment consists of the operations of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd.

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