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

Zacks has also assigned White Mountains Insurance Group an industry rank of 173 out of 265 based on the ratings given to its competitors.

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Separately, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of White Mountains Insurance Group from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 28th.

In other news, Director Morgan W. Davis sold 350 shares of White Mountains Insurance Group stock in a transaction on Wednesday, December 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $846.21, for a total value of $296,173.50. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 20,790 shares in the company, valued at approximately $17,592,705.90. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Insiders own 5.10% of the company’s stock.

Several large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in WTM. Royal Bank of Canada increased its stake in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 6.1% in the 2nd quarter. Royal Bank of Canada now owns 330 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $286,000 after acquiring an additional 19 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company bought a new stake in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group in the 2nd quarter worth $135,000. Sei Investments Co. grew its stake in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 31.4% in the 3rd quarter. Sei Investments Co. now owns 4,759 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $4,079,000 after acquiring an additional 1,136 shares in the last quarter. Rhumbline Advisers grew its stake in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 1.0% in the 3rd quarter. Rhumbline Advisers now owns 5,974 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $5,120,000 after acquiring an additional 61 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank grew its stake in shares of White Mountains Insurance Group by 9.9% in the 3rd quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 1,108 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $983,000 after acquiring an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 83.68% of the company’s stock.

Shares of White Mountains Insurance Group stock opened at $813.78 on Monday. White Mountains Insurance Group has a 12 month low of $786.23 and a 12 month high of $903.26. The stock has a market cap of $3,030.95, a PE ratio of 144.75 and a beta of 0.47. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.01, a quick ratio of 1.60 and a current ratio of 1.60.

White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, February 7th. The insurance provider reported ($0.49) EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.34 by ($0.83). White Mountains Insurance Group had a net margin of 94.29% and a return on equity of 0.71%. The firm had revenue of $20.10 million during the quarter. research analysts forecast that White Mountains Insurance Group will post 4.6 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced an annual dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 28th. Investors of record on Monday, March 19th will be given a dividend of $1.00 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, March 16th. White Mountains Insurance Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 0.68%.

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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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