Media stories about Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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. Baldwin & Lyons earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.7994614431727 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several brokerages have recently weighed in on BWINB. BidaskClub cut shares of Baldwin & Lyons from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. TheStreet cut shares of Baldwin & Lyons from a “b-” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 10th.
Shares of Baldwin & Lyons (BWINB) traded down 0.88% on Tuesday, hitting $22.45. 27,811 shares of the stock traded hands. Baldwin & Lyons has a 12 month low of $21.20 and a 12 month high of $27.70. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $22.63 and its 200-day moving average is $23.85. The company has a market cap of $339.47 million, a PE ratio of 103.46 and a beta of 0.86.
Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August 9th. The insurance provider reported ($0.96) EPS for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.35 by ($1.31). The company had revenue of $77.41 million for the quarter. Baldwin & Lyons had a negative return on equity of 2.96% and a net margin of 1.00%. Equities analysts predict that Baldwin & Lyons will post ($0.60) earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, September 5th. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 22nd were given a dividend of $0.27 per share. This represents a $1.08 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.81%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, August 18th. Baldwin & Lyons’s dividend payout ratio is presently 490.93%.
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About Baldwin & Lyons
Baldwin & Lyons, Inc is a specialty property-casualty insurer providing liability coverage for large and medium-sized trucking and public transportation fleets, as well as coverage for trucking industry independent contractors. Through its divisions and subsidiaries, the Company engages in marketing and underwriting property and casualty insurance, including a limited assumption of risks as a reinsurer of other companies.
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