News coverage about Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) has been trending positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Old Republic International earned a daily sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.8905341164187 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Old Republic International (NYSE ORI) traded down $0.23 during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $21.09. 1,080,784 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,820,333. Old Republic International has a one year low of $17.92 and a one year high of $22.34. The stock has a market cap of $5,723.63, a PE ratio of 10.96 and a beta of 1.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.31, a quick ratio of 0.49 and a current ratio of 0.49.

Old Republic International (NYSE:ORI) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, January 25th. The insurance provider reported $0.33 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.28 by $0.05. Old Republic International had a net margin of 8.95% and a return on equity of 6.80%. The business had revenue of $1.57 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.64 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.43 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.5% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Old Republic International will post 1.7 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, March 15th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 5th will be issued a $0.195 dividend. This is a positive change from Old Republic International’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. This represents a $0.78 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.70%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, March 2nd. Old Republic International’s dividend payout ratio is currently 40.63%.

ORI has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Old Republic International from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, December 26th. JMP Securities upgraded shares of Old Republic International from a “market perform” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, February 12th. Finally, ValuEngine upgraded shares of Old Republic International from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 1st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. Old Republic International has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $24.00.

In related news, Director Glenn W. Reed acquired 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, February 15th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $20.43 per share, for a total transaction of $102,150.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Old Republic International

Old Republic International Corporation is a holding company. The Company is engaged in business of insurance underwriting and related services. The Company conducts its operations through various regulated insurance company subsidiaries, which are organized into three segments: General Insurance Group, Title Insurance Group and the Republic Financial Indemnity Group (RFIG) Run-off Business.

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