Media headlines about Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Navigators Group earned a news impact score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.3755904847915 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.

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

Shares of Navigators Group (NAVG) opened at $48.65 on Friday. The stock has a market cap of $1,436.81, a P/E ratio of 42.30 and a beta of 0.71. The company has a current ratio of 0.44, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. Navigators Group has a 1-year low of $45.80 and a 1-year high of $60.35.

Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The insurance provider reported ($1.00) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($0.63) by ($0.37). The firm had revenue of $326.47 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $307.12 million. Navigators Group had a return on equity of 2.32% and a net margin of 2.79%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $1.40 EPS. research analysts forecast that Navigators Group will post 0.85 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

NAVG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Sandler O’Neill upgraded shares of Navigators Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, December 7th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods downgraded shares of Navigators Group from a “market perform” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $45.00 price objective for the company. in a report on Wednesday, December 6th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Navigators Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, November 10th. Boenning Scattergood reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Navigators Group in a report on Monday, November 6th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Navigators Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, October 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Navigators Group currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $52.67.

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About Navigators Group

The Navigators Group, Inc is an insurance holding company. The Company is an international insurance company focused on marine insurance. The Company’s segments include U.S. Insurance, International Insurance (Int’l Insurance), Global Reinsurance (GlobalRe) and Corporate. The Company’s Property and Casualty (P&C) insurance business primarily offers general liability coverage, and umbrella and excess liability coverage to commercial enterprises through its U.S.

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