News articles about MBIA (NYSE:MBI) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than 20 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. MBIA earned a news sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.7533219128064 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

These are some of the headlines that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

Shares of MBIA (NYSE MBI) opened at $7.32 on Tuesday. MBIA has a 12 month low of $6.04 and a 12 month high of $11.65. The firm has a market cap of $671.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of -0.50 and a beta of 2.46. The company has a quick ratio of 2.09, a current ratio of 2.09 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.94.

MBIA (NYSE:MBI) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, November 7th. The insurance provider reported ($0.91) earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.10 by ($1.01). The firm had revenue of $33.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $85.85 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.23 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was down 83.7% on a year-over-year basis.

MBIA announced that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock buyback plan on Tuesday, November 7th that permits the company to repurchase $250.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the insurance provider to buy shares of its stock through open market purchases. Shares repurchase plans are typically an indication that the company’s management believes its stock is undervalued.

MBI has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. MKM Partners reissued a “buy” rating on shares of MBIA in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. BTIG Research reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $14.00 target price on shares of MBIA in a research note on Wednesday, September 6th. Finally, ValuEngine raised shares of MBIA from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 9th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. MBIA currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $14.50.

In other news, Director Joseph W. Brown bought 50,000 shares of MBIA stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, December 19th. The shares were acquired at an average price of $7.25 per share, with a total value of $362,500.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the director now owns 2,399,634 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,397,346.50. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 4.11% of the company’s stock.

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About MBIA

MBIA Inc is a holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, is engaged in the financial guarantee insurance businesses in the industry. The Company manages its business within three segments: United States (U.S.) public finance insurance; corporate, and international and structured finance insurance.

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