Assurant (AIZ) Getting Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Press coverage about Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) has trended positive recently, according to Accern. The research group ranks the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Assurant earned a coverage optimism score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.3243451517017 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

AIZ has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. UBS initiated coverage on shares of Assurant in a research report on Friday, March 2nd. They issued a “buy” rating and a $127.00 price objective for the company. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Assurant from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th.

Assurant stock traded up $0.20 during mid-day trading on Monday, hitting $90.13. 817,870 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 525,585. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a current ratio of 0.55 and a quick ratio of 0.55. Assurant has a one year low of $84.34 and a one year high of $106.99. The company has a market capitalization of $4,719.11, a price-to-earnings ratio of 9.59, a P/E/G ratio of 0.59 and a beta of 0.63.

Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, February 8th. The financial services provider reported $1.84 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.58 by $0.26. Assurant had a net margin of 8.10% and a return on equity of 5.24%. The company had revenue of $1.68 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.59 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.54 earnings per share. Assurant’s revenue was down 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Assurant will post 7.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 19th. Stockholders of record on Monday, February 26th will be given a $0.56 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, February 23rd. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.49%. Assurant’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 23.83%.

WARNING: This piece of content was originally posted by StockNewsTimes and is the sole property of of StockNewsTimes. If you are reading this piece of content on another domain, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of U.S. and international trademark and copyright legislation. The legal version of this piece of content can be accessed at

About Assurant

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).

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Assurant (NYSE:AIZ)

Receive News & Ratings for Assurant Daily - Enter your email address below to receive a concise daily summary of the latest news and analysts' ratings for Assurant and related companies with's FREE daily email newsletter.

Leave a Reply