Somewhat Positive Press Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Old Republic International (ORI) Stock Price

News coverage about Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) has trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Old Republic International earned a news sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.6059828183866 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Old Republic International opened at $21.22 on Wednesday, MarketBeat reports. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.19, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.47. Old Republic International has a 52 week low of $17.92 and a 52 week high of $22.34. The firm has a market cap of $6.42 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.12 and a beta of 1.25.

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) last released its earnings results on Thursday, April 26th. The insurance provider reported $0.40 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.41 by ($0.01). Old Republic International had a net margin of 7.34% and a return on equity of 6.80%. The business had revenue of $1.47 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.40 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.39 EPS. Old Republic International’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Old Republic International will post 1.7 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, June 5th will be issued a dividend of $0.195 per share. This represents a $0.78 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.68%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, June 4th. Old Republic International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 70.27%.

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine lowered shares of Old Republic International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. JMP Securities raised shares of Old Republic International from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday, February 12th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Old Republic International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $23.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating, one has assigned a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Old Republic International presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $24.00.

Old Republic International Company Profile

Old Republic International Corporation, through its subsidiaries, engages in the insurance underwriting and related services business primarily in the United States and Canada. The company operates through three segments: General Insurance Group, Title Insurance Group, and the Republic Financial Indemnity Group Run-off Business.

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