White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE:WTM) has received an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one analysts that cover the stock, Zacks Investment Research reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a hold rating.

Zacks has also given White Mountains Insurance Group an industry rank of 225 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

A number of research firms recently weighed in on WTM. ValuEngine upgraded shares of White Mountains Insurance Group from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, September 1st. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of White Mountains Insurance Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 12th.

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White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) traded down $6.03 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $887.87. 12,900 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 19,044. White Mountains Insurance Group has a 12-month low of $821.15 and a 12-month high of $948.94. The stock has a market capitalization of $3,352.10, a price-to-earnings ratio of 82.85 and a beta of 0.54.

White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The insurance provider reported $5.36 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of ($3.41) by $8.77. White Mountains Insurance Group had a net margin of 69.96% and a return on equity of 1.32%. The firm had revenue of $16.20 million for the quarter. equities analysts predict that White Mountains Insurance Group will post -7.55 earnings per share for the current year.

White Mountains Insurance Group declared that its Board of Directors has approved a stock buyback plan on Thursday, August 17th that authorizes the company to repurchase 500,000 outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization authorizes the insurance provider to repurchase shares of its stock through a dutch auction. Stock repurchase plans are usually a sign that the company’s leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

A number of institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in WTM. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado increased its stake in White Mountains Insurance Group by 2.2% in the second quarter. Public Employees Retirement Association of Colorado now owns 137 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $119,000 after purchasing an additional 3 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company purchased a new position in White Mountains Insurance Group in the second quarter valued at approximately $135,000. TLP Group LLC purchased a new position in White Mountains Insurance Group in the second quarter valued at approximately $174,000. Airain ltd purchased a new position in White Mountains Insurance Group in the second quarter valued at approximately $220,000. Finally, Intl Fcstone Inc. purchased a new position in White Mountains Insurance Group in the second quarter valued at approximately $221,000.

White Mountains Insurance Group Company Profile

White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. is a holding company. The Company’s principal businesses are conducted through its insurance subsidiaries and other affiliates. Its segments include HG Global/BAM and Other Operations. The HG Global/BAM segment consists of the operations of HG Global Ltd. (HG Global) and Build America Mutual Assurance Company (BAM).

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