Donegal Group (DGICA) Receives News Sentiment Rating of 0.12

Media stories about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. Accern rates the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.1729215857241 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.

A number of brokerages recently issued reports on DGICA. BidaskClub raised Donegal Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, March 6th. TheStreet downgraded Donegal Group from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Donegal Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, February 26th. Boenning Scattergood reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Donegal Group in a report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $19.00 price objective on Donegal Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, February 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.33.

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Shares of DGICA stock traded up $0.01 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $15.57. The stock had a trading volume of 31,980 shares, compared to its average volume of 27,931. The company has a market capitalization of $431.16, a P/E ratio of 51.77 and a beta of 0.42. Donegal Group has a twelve month low of $14.51 and a twelve month high of $18.25. The company has a current ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14.

Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 23rd. The insurance provider reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.35). The firm had revenue of $188.55 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $190.40 million. Donegal Group had a net margin of 0.96% and a return on equity of 1.82%. research analysts predict that Donegal Group will post 0.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Donegal Group Company Profile

Donegal Group Inc, an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England, and southern states. It operates through four segments: Investment Function, Personal Lines of Insurance, Commercial Lines of Insurance, and Investment in DFSC.

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