Headlines about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) have been trending positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.31 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.6487976309968 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Several equities analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Donegal Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 19th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $18.00 price objective on shares of Donegal Group and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 17th. TheStreet cut shares of Donegal Group from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Donegal Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Donegal Group in a research note on Thursday, July 20th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a hold rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $18.00.

Shares of Donegal Group (DGICA) traded down 1.10% during trading on Friday, hitting $16.13. 16,734 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $440.70 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.17 and a beta of 0.29. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $15.27 and a 200 day moving average of $16.00. Donegal Group has a 52-week low of $14.49 and a 52-week high of $18.55.

Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, July 19th. The insurance provider reported ($0.11) EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.07) by ($0.04). Donegal Group had a return on equity of 2.24% and a net margin of 1.84%. The firm had revenue of $182.48 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $185.20 million. Analysts expect that Donegal Group will post $0.63 EPS for the current year.

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Donegal Group Company Profile

Donegal Group Inc (DGI) is an insurance holding company whose insurance subsidiaries offer personal and commercial lines of property and casualty insurance. The Company offered its insurance business to various businesses and individuals in 21 Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England and Southern states, as of December 31, 2016.

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