Headlines about Independence (NYSE:IHC) have trended positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Independence earned a daily sentiment score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.5270981645986 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Independence (NYSE:IHC) opened at $27.35 on Monday. The firm has a market capitalization of $406.48, a P/E ratio of 13.81 and a beta of 0.34. Independence has a 12 month low of $16.55 and a 12 month high of $30.00.

The firm also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be issued a $0.10 dividend. This is a boost from Independence’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.06. This represents a dividend yield of 0.7%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. Independence’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 10.10%.

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Independence Company Profile

Independence Holding Company (IHC) is a holding company principally engaged in the life and health insurance business. The Company’s segments include Medical Stop-Loss; Fully Insured Health; Group disability, life and DBL; Individual life, annuities and other, and Corporate. The Company is a writer across the nation of excess or stop-loss insurance for self-insured employer groups that desire to manage the risk of large medical claims (Medical Stop-Loss).

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