News articles about Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Assurant earned a daily sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 47.6014853809308 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) opened at $88.58 on Wednesday. Assurant has a one year low of $84.98 and a one year high of $106.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.25, a quick ratio of 0.55 and a current ratio of 0.55. The company has a market cap of $4,770.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 7.06, a P/E/G ratio of 0.59 and a beta of 0.59.
Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, February 8th. The financial services provider reported $1.84 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.58 by $0.26. The firm had revenue of $1.68 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.59 billion. Assurant had a net margin of 8.10% and a return on equity of 5.24%. Assurant’s revenue for the quarter was down 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.54 EPS. analysts predict that Assurant will post 7.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 19th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 26th will be paid a $0.56 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, February 23rd. This represents a $2.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.53%. Assurant’s dividend payout ratio is presently 17.85%.
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Assurant Company Profile
Assurant, Inc is a provider of risk management solutions in the housing and lifestyle markets. The Company operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s segments include Global Housing, Global Lifestyle and Global Preneed. Through its Global Housing segment, it provides lender-placed homeowners, manufactured housing and flood insurance; renters insurance and related products (multi-family housing business), and field services, valuation services and other property risk management services (mortgage solutions business).
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