Press coverage about United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) has been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news 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. United Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.9695803272764 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

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

Several equities analysts have commented on UIHC shares. BidaskClub raised United Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 11th. Zacks Investment Research raised United Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 12th. ValuEngine downgraded United Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $18.00 price objective on shares of United Insurance in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating, two have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. United Insurance currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.00.

United Insurance (NASDAQ:UIHC) opened at $16.51 on Friday. United Insurance has a 12-month low of $13.05 and a 12-month high of $17.81.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 29th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 22nd were given a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, November 21st. United Insurance’s payout ratio is -30.00%.

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United Insurance Company Profile

United Insurance Holdings Corp. is a property and casualty insurance holding company that sources, writes and services residential property and casualty insurance policies using a network of agents and a group of insurance subsidiaries. The Company’s insurance subsidiary is United Property & Casualty Insurance Company.

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