Headlines about Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog 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. Maiden earned a news sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 44.9298310359845 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on the company. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $10.00 price target on shares of Maiden in a report on Monday, November 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating and issued a $10.00 price target on shares of Maiden in a report on Friday, November 3rd. FBR & Co restated a “hold” rating and issued a $11.00 price target on shares of Maiden in a report on Monday, September 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut Maiden from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Saturday, September 23rd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Maiden from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Maiden has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $10.40.

Maiden (NASDAQ MHLD) traded up $0.35 during trading on Monday, hitting $7.10. The stock had a trading volume of 1,960,900 shares, compared to its average volume of 651,260. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.27, a current ratio of 0.18 and a quick ratio of 0.18. Maiden has a 12 month low of $5.55 and a 12 month high of $18.95.

Maiden (NASDAQ:MHLD) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The insurance provider reported ($0.66) EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.11 by ($0.77). The business had revenue of $653.87 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $708.04 million. Maiden had a negative net margin of 3.95% and a negative return on equity of 9.10%. The business’s quarterly revenue was down 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.39 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Maiden will post -0.35 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, January 16th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd will be paid a dividend of $0.15 per share. This represents a $0.60 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 8.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, December 29th. Maiden’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -36.59%.

In other Maiden news, Director Raymond Michael Neff bought 46,500 shares of Maiden stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $6.40 per share, for a total transaction of $297,600.00. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 10.00% of the company’s stock.

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Maiden Company Profile

Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (Maiden) is a holding company. The Company focuses on serving the needs of regional and specialty insurers in the United States, Europe and select other global markets by providing reinsurance solutions designed to support their capital needs. It operates through two segments: Diversified Reinsurance and AmTrust Reinsurance.

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