Media headlines about Independence (NYSE:IHC) have been trending positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Independence earned a coverage optimism score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.4102053221089 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Amnesty International warns against extradition of Cameroon separatist leaders arrested in Nigeria (today.ng)
- Cameroon: Ten arrested Anglophone leaders at risk of unfair trial and torture if deported from Nigeria (amnesty.org)
- Ex-Catalan leader Mas quits as pro-independence party chief (abcnews.go.com)
- PSAV® HOLDING COMPANY ACQUIRES HARGROVEPSAV family of companies expands to include recognized industry leader (markets.businessinsider.com)
Shares of Independence (IHC) opened at $27.50 on Friday. Independence has a 52-week low of $16.55 and a 52-week high of $30.00. The firm has a market cap of $403.51, a PE ratio of 13.89 and a beta of 0.34.
The company also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be given a dividend of $0.10 per share. This is a boost from Independence’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.06. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 29th. This represents a yield of 0.7%. Independence’s dividend payout ratio is currently 10.10%.
Independence Holding Company (IHC) is a holding company principally engaged in the life and health insurance business. The Company’s segments include Medical Stop-Loss; Fully Insured Health; Group disability, life and DBL; Individual life, annuities and other, and Corporate. The Company is a writer across the nation of excess or stop-loss insurance for self-insured employer groups that desire to manage the risk of large medical claims (Medical Stop-Loss).
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