Assurant (AIZ) Earns Media Sentiment Rating of 0.23
News coverage about Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) has trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Assurant earned a news sentiment score of 0.23 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8111718961125 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Forget Assurant, Check These Top 3 Insurance Stocks – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Assurant (AIZ) vs. The Competition Financial Comparison (americanbankingnews.com)
- Financial Review: Assurant (AIZ) & Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)
- Critical Analysis: Assurant (AIZ) vs. Its Rivals (americanbankingnews.com)
- Head to Head Contrast: Assurant (AIZ) and The Competition (americanbankingnews.com)
Assurant (NYSE AIZ) traded down $1.10 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $99.77. 717,699 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 370,816. The stock has a market cap of $5,427.99, a price-to-earnings ratio of 39.40, a PEG ratio of 1.41 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a current ratio of 0.53, a quick ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Assurant has a 1 year low of $85.80 and a 1 year high of $106.99.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 18th. Stockholders of record on Monday, November 27th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.25%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, November 24th. This is a positive change from Assurant’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.53. Assurant’s payout ratio is presently 53.59%.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $115.00 price target on shares of Assurant in a research report on Thursday, October 12th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Assurant from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, August 22nd.
Assurant Company Profile
Assurant, Inc is a provider of risk management solutions in the housing and lifestyle markets. The Company operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s segments include Global Housing, Global Lifestyle and Global Preneed. Through its Global Housing segment, it provides lender-placed homeowners, manufactured housing and flood insurance; renters insurance and related products (multi-family housing business), and field services, valuation services and other property risk management services (mortgage solutions business).
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