Media stories about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) have been trending somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.24 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.294461155356 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) opened at $14.90 on Friday. Donegal Group has a one year low of $14.51 and a one year high of $18.25. The firm has a market cap of $410.35, a P/E ratio of 49.87 and a beta of 0.45. The company has a current ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.42 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14.

Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) last announced its earnings results on Friday, February 23rd. The insurance provider reported $0.04 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.35). Donegal Group had a net margin of 0.96% and a return on equity of 1.82%. The business had revenue of $188.55 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $190.40 million. equities research analysts expect that Donegal Group will post 1 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Thursday, February 1st were paid a dividend of $0.14 per share. This represents a $0.56 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.76%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Wednesday, January 31st. Donegal Group’s dividend payout ratio is 215.39%.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on DGICA shares. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Donegal Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 12th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Donegal Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, February 20th. TheStreet downgraded shares of Donegal Group from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $19.00 price target on shares of Donegal Group and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, February 23rd. Finally, Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Donegal Group in a research note on Monday, February 26th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.33.

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About Donegal Group

Donegal Group Inc (DGI) is an insurance holding company whose insurance subsidiaries offer personal and commercial lines of property and casualty insurance. The Company offered its insurance business to various businesses and individuals in 21 Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England and Southern states, as of December 31, 2016.

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