Headlines about James River Group (NASDAQ:JRVR) have been trending positive recently, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. James River Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.27 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.1239843205282 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

JRVR traded up $0.11 during trading on Friday, reaching $41.58. 72,020 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 81,619. James River Group has a one year low of $32.17 and a one year high of $44.34. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14, a current ratio of 0.33 and a quick ratio of 0.33. The firm has a market capitalization of $1.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.48 and a beta of 0.46.

James River Group (NASDAQ:JRVR) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The insurance provider reported $0.58 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.55 by $0.03. James River Group had a net margin of 4.88% and a return on equity of 7.01%. The company had revenue of $228.04 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $230.70 million. equities research analysts predict that James River Group will post 2.35 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 28th. Stockholders of record on Monday, September 10th will be paid a $0.30 dividend. This represents a $1.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.89%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, September 7th. James River Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 76.43%.

JRVR has been the topic of a number of research reports. BidaskClub raised shares of James River Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 5th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of James River Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $44.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, July 4th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “buy” rating and set a $46.00 target price on shares of James River Group in a report on Friday, August 3rd. Finally, B. Riley boosted their target price on shares of James River Group from $35.00 to $38.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Tuesday, August 7th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. James River Group presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $44.00.

About James River Group

James River Group Holdings, Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides specialty insurance and reinsurance services in the United States. Its Excess and Surplus Lines segment underwrites property and liability insurance on an excess and surplus commercial lines basis in all states and the District of Columbia.

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