News articles about Kinsale Capital Group (NASDAQ:KNSL) have been trending positive on Wednesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm scores the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kinsale Capital Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.26 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9348414646107 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Kinsale Capital Group (KNSL) opened at $43.13 on Wednesday. The firm has a market cap of $885.99, a PE ratio of 34.82 and a beta of -0.27. Kinsale Capital Group has a 12 month low of $27.19 and a 12 month high of $47.78.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 15th. Investors of record on Thursday, November 30th will be paid a $0.06 dividend. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 0.56%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 29th. Kinsale Capital Group’s dividend payout ratio is presently 19.83%.
A number of research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Kinsale Capital Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. William Blair lowered shares of Kinsale Capital Group from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Finally, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $50.00 price target on shares of Kinsale Capital Group in a research note on Monday, October 9th. They noted that the move was a valuation call.
In related news, SVP Ann Marie Marson sold 2,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, November 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $43.00, for a total value of $107,500.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 112,834 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,851,862. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 11.20% of the company’s stock.
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Kinsale Capital Group Company Profile
Kinsale Capital Group, Inc is a specialty insurance company. The Company focuses on the excess and surplus lines (E&S) market in the United States. The Company operates through the Excess and Surplus Lines Insurance segment. The Company markets and sells these insurance products in approximately 50 states and the District of Columbia through a network of independent insurance brokers.
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