Media headlines about The Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. The Navigators Group earned a news impact score of 0.14 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.9840049631312 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

NAVG has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. BidaskClub raised The Navigators Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 23rd. Zacks Investment Research raised The Navigators Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $62.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 5th. Sandler O’Neill raised The Navigators Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 7th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $56.00 target price on shares of The Navigators Group in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The Navigators Group has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $56.00.

The Navigators Group (NASDAQ NAVG) opened at $49.25 on Friday. The Navigators Group has a 52 week low of $45.80 and a 52 week high of $62.03. The company has a quick ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 0.44 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,441.23, a PE ratio of 53.10 and a beta of 0.78.

The Navigators Group (NASDAQ:NAVG) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The insurance provider reported ($1.00) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of ($0.63) by ($0.37). The Navigators Group had a net margin of 2.79% and a return on equity of 2.32%. The business had revenue of $326.47 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $307.12 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $1.40 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts predict that The Navigators Group will post 0.93 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, November 24th were paid a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, November 22nd. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.49%. The Navigators Group’s payout ratio is 20.87%.

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About The 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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