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Recent Fundamentals: Stewart Information Services Corporation (NYSE: STC)

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Stewart Information Services Corporation trades as part of the property and casualty insurance industry and trades as part of the financial services sector. The company CEO is Matthew W. Morris. Stewart Information Services Corp is a title insurance and real estate service company. It is engaged in offering products and services through its direct operations, network of approved agencies and other companies.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The STC stock showed a previous change of -0.05% with an open at 41.30 and a close of 41.15. It reached an intraday high of 41.33 and a low of 40.85.

PR Newswire:  Stewart Title promotes New Jersey State Counsel John Crowley to Associate Senior Underwriting Counsel

Liquidity:

The stock has a market cap of $981.3m with 23.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 22.8m shares. Trading volume reached 66,261 shares compared to its average volume of 131,519 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, Stewart Information Services Corporation shares returned -0.72% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -2.31%. Over three months, it changed -2.70%. In one year it has changed -2.49% and within that year its 52-week high was 45.75 and its 52-week low was 39.47. STC stock is 4.26% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 42.25 and a 50 day moving average of 42.46. Currently STC stock is trading -2.61% below its 200 day moving average and may be a good opportunity to buy, but should check other indicators to confirm a buy signal.

PR Newswire:  Stewart Title promotes New Jersey State Counsel John Crowley to Associate Senior Underwriting Counsel

Earnings:

The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 2.01 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 20.47.The TTM EPS is 2.16, which comes to a TTM PE of 19.05.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 (Reported on 04/25/2019): -0.29
4thQtr of 2018 (Reported on 02/14/2019): 0.48
3rdQtr of 2018 (Reported on 10/25/2018): 0.74
2ndQtr of 2018 (Reported on 07/18/2018): 0.95
1stQtr of 2018 (Reported on 05/03/2018): -0.16

The dividend per share is currently 1.20, which is a dividend yield of 2.92%. Also, the payout ratio is 55.56%, therefore the dividend is safe according to our calculations.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 32.74, which means it may be overvalued by -25.67%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 724,879, which was 3.04% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.96. 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 0.62.

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 7.03%, return on assets is 3.33%, profit margin is 3.00%, price-to-sales is 0.53 and price-to-book is 1.47.

Company Scores:

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

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