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Love or Hate: Employers Inc (NYSE: EIG)

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Employers Inc is in the specialty insurance industry and financial services sector. The company CEO is Douglas D. Dirks. Employers Inc is engaged in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry. The company provides workers’ compensation insurance and related services to select, small American businesses.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The EIG stock showed a previous change of 1.15% with an open at 47.11 and a close of 47.56. It reached an intraday high of 47.82 and a low of 46.52.

SeekingAlpha:  Employers Holdings, Inc. (EIG) CEO Douglas Dirks on Q3 2018 Results – Earnings Call Transcript

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $1.6b with 32.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 31.8m shares. Trading volume reached 113,321 shares compared to its average volume of 137,564 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Employers Inc shares returned 5.10% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.27%. Over three months, it changed 10.44%. In one year it has changed 1.40% and within that year its 52-week high was 50.45 and its 52-week low was 38.35. EIG stock is 24.02% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 41.91 and a 50 day moving average of 44.74. Currently EIG stock is trading 13.49% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Employers Holdings beats by $0.41, misses on revenue

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 3.05 that ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 15.59. Based on 2 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 0.55. The TTM EPS is 3.86, which comes to a TTM PE of 12.32. Historically, the PE high was 15.59 and the PE low was 6.00. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 23.16, which is a decrease of -51.30%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
09-30-2018:  0.98
06-30-2018:  0.94
03-31-2018:  0.88
12-31-2017:  1.06

The dividend per share is currently 0.80, which is a dividend yield of 1.68%. Also, the payout ratio is 20.73%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 54.45, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 12.66%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 57.90% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 596,310, which is 1.82% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 5.19. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.88

Business Wire:  Employers Holdings, Inc. Reports Third Quarter 2018 Results

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 15.48%, return on assets is 3.82%, profit margin is 17.77%, price-to-sales is 1.88 and price-to-book is 1.56.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 2  :Valuation Score
 5  :Past Performance Score
 5  :Financial Strength Score
 0  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 3  :Overall Score

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John Jones
Worked for several Wall Street firms: Salomon Smith Barney, UBS, and Charles Schwab. Has developed skills and gained extensive experience over the years that is used today to uncover winning penny stocks. Also was an attorney for small businesses in Scottsdale, Arizona. That experience and understanding of law provides a unique perspective and edge in discovering quality companies in various industries.

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