Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC) has been assigned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the seven analysts that are currently covering the stock. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell recommendation, two have assigned a hold recommendation and two have issued a buy recommendation on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $32.56.

A number of brokerages have recently weighed in on STC. Langen Mcalenn cut shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $51.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Thursday, October 20th. Finally, Janney Montgomery Scott cut shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, August 31st.

In related news, insider John L. Killea sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Friday, October 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $44.95, for a total transaction of $224,750.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Arnaud Ajdler sold 157,046 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.10, for a total transaction of $7,082,774.60. Following the sale, the director now owns 5,311 shares in the company, valued at $239,526.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 4.41% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. LSV Asset Management bought a new stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. during the second quarter worth approximately $111,000. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio raised its stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. by 8.3% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 2,691 shares of the company’s stock worth $111,000 after buying an additional 206 shares during the last quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas raised its stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. by 18.4% in the second quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 2,885 shares of the company’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 449 shares during the last quarter. Tower Research Capital LLC TRC bought a new stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. during the second quarter worth approximately $120,000. Finally, PineBridge Investments L.P. raised its stake in shares of Stewart Information Services Corp. by 11.1% in the second quarter. PineBridge Investments L.P. now owns 2,962 shares of the company’s stock worth $123,000 after buying an additional 297 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 91.77% of the company’s stock.

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC) opened at 47.44 on Monday. Stewart Information Services Corp. has a 1-year low of $30.34 and a 1-year high of $48.60. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.11 billion, a P/E ratio of 38.10 and a beta of 0.94. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $45.43 and a 200-day moving average of $43.44.

Stewart Information Services Corp. (NYSE:STC) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, October 20th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.04 by $0.08. The company had revenue of $553.20 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $534.08 million. Stewart Information Services Corp. had a net margin of 2.09% and a return on equity of 7.82%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down .4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.94 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Stewart Information Services Corp. will post $2.37 earnings per share for the current year.

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Stewart Information Services Corp. Company Profile

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 three segments: title insurance and related services, mortgage services and corporate.

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