Press coverage about Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Old Republic International earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.8498593894478 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have weighed in on ORI shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Old Republic International from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Raymond James Financial raised shares of Old Republic International from an “outperform” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and raised their target price for the stock from $23.00 to $25.00 in a research note on Monday, October 30th.

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) traded down $0.11 on Friday, reaching $20.86. 1,016,789 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,432,093. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32, a current ratio of 0.51 and a quick ratio of 0.51. Old Republic International has a twelve month low of $17.53 and a twelve month high of $21.19. The stock has a market cap of $5,532.03, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.19 and a beta of 1.37.

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, October 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.03 by $0.06. Old Republic International had a net margin of 6.45% and a return on equity of 7.50%. The business had revenue of $1.56 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.52 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.37 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 4.6% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts forecast that Old Republic International will post 1.17 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, December 5th will be paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.64%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, December 4th. Old Republic International’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 55.47%.

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About Old Republic International

Old Republic International Corporation is a holding company. The Company is engaged in business of insurance underwriting and related services. The Company conducts its operations through various regulated insurance company subsidiaries, which are organized into three segments: General Insurance Group, Title Insurance Group and the Republic Financial Indemnity Group (RFIG) Run-off Business.

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