White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (WTM) Receives Average Rating of “Hold” from Analysts

White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (NYSE:WTM) has earned an average 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 recommendation.

Zacks has also assigned White Mountains Insurance Group an industry rank of 49 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research lowered White Mountains Insurance Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, October 12th.

In other news, Director Morgan W. Davis sold 350 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $846.21, for a total value of $296,173.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 20,790 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $17,592,705.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Director Angelo Michael Frinquelli sold 100 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $875.00, for a total value of $87,500.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 1,641 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,435,875. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 5.10% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Intl Fcstone Inc. bought a new position in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group in the second quarter worth $221,000. Prospector Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group in the third quarter worth $7,627,000. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 32.5% in the second quarter. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. now owns 7,355 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $6,388,000 after acquiring an additional 1,804 shares during the period. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 20.0% in the third quarter. Speece Thorson Capital Group Inc. now owns 20,475 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $17,547,000 after acquiring an additional 3,413 shares during the period. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 1.3% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 318,392 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $276,566,000 after acquiring an additional 4,178 shares during the period. 81.16% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

White Mountains Insurance Group (WTM) opened at $813.74 on Wednesday. White Mountains Insurance Group has a twelve month low of $793.00 and a twelve month high of $948.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $3,041.45, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.05 and a beta of 0.45.

White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 8th. The insurance provider reported $5.36 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of ($3.41) by $8.77. White Mountains Insurance Group had a return on equity of 1.32% and a net margin of 69.96%. The business had revenue of $16.20 million during the quarter. equities analysts anticipate that White Mountains Insurance Group will post -4.5 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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 HG Global/BAM and Other Operations. The HG Global/BAM segment consists of the operations of HG Global Ltd. (HG Global) and Build America Mutual Assurance Company (BAM).

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