Employers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EIG) EVP Ann W. Nelson sold 1,142 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, October 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.00, for a total value of $34,260.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 43,344 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,300,320. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website.

Shares of Employers Holdings Inc. (NYSE:EIG) traded up 1.092% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $30.085. The stock had a trading volume of 5,473 shares. Employers Holdings Inc. has a 52 week low of $21.43 and a 52 week high of $32.03. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $29.76 and a 200-day moving average of $29.27. The stock has a market capitalization of $975.90 million, a P/E ratio of 9.998 and a beta of 1.21.

Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 27th. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.57. Employers Holdings had a return on equity of 11.05% and a net margin of 12.66%. The firm earned $201.80 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $197.92 million. On average, equities research analysts predict that Employers Holdings Inc. will post $2.11 earnings per share for the current year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Employers Holdings (NYSE:EIG)

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of EIG. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its position in shares of Employers Holdings by 2.6% in the second quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 2,476,069 shares of the company’s stock valued at $71,855,000 after buying an additional 62,435 shares during the period. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in shares of Employers Holdings by 0.7% in the second quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 1,986,688 shares of the company’s stock valued at $57,654,000 after buying an additional 13,198 shares during the period. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Employers Holdings by 11.6% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 1,910,861 shares of the company’s stock valued at $55,452,000 after buying an additional 199,112 shares during the period. FMR LLC boosted its position in shares of Employers Holdings by 46.3% in the second quarter. FMR LLC now owns 1,336,207 shares of the company’s stock valued at $38,777,000 after buying an additional 422,614 shares during the period. Finally, State Street Corp boosted its position in shares of Employers Holdings by 1.7% in the second quarter. State Street Corp now owns 650,240 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,869,000 after buying an additional 10,628 shares during the period. 78.25% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Employers Holdings from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 27th.

About Employers Holdings

Employers Holdings, Inc is a holding company. Through its insurance subsidiaries, the Company provides workers’ compensation insurance coverage to select, small businesses in low to medium hazard industries. The Company provides workers’ compensation insurance under a statutory system wherein employers are required to provide coverage for their employees’ medical, disability, vocational rehabilitation, and/or death benefit costs for work-related injuries or illnesses.

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