Headlines about White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern scores the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. White Mountains Insurance Group earned a daily sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.1332139041569 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Shares of White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) traded up $2.74 during trading on Friday, reaching $861.65. 49,830 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 17,365. The company has a market cap of $3,230.00, a PE ratio of 79.77 and a beta of 0.53. White Mountains Insurance Group has a 52 week low of $832.10 and a 52 week high of $948.94.
White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The insurance provider reported $5.36 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($3.41) by $8.77. The company had revenue of $16.20 million for the quarter. White Mountains Insurance Group had a net margin of 69.96% and a return on equity of 1.32%. sell-side analysts forecast that White Mountains Insurance Group will post -7.55 EPS for the current year.
A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on WTM shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of White Mountains Insurance Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th. ValuEngine upgraded shares of White Mountains Insurance Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st.
In related news, Director Angelo Michael Frinquelli sold 100 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $875.00, for a total value of $87,500.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 1,641 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,435,875. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Insiders own 5.10% of the company’s stock.
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About White Mountains Insurance Group
White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company’s principal businesses are conducted through its insurance subsidiaries and other affiliates. Its segments include HG Global/BAM and Other Operations. The HG Global/BAM segment consists of the operations of HG Global Ltd. (HG Global) and Build America Mutual Assurance Company (BAM).
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