Assurant (AIZ) Getting Positive Media Coverage, Accern Reports

News headlines about Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Assurant earned a media sentiment score of 0.28 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0058702455889 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Separately, SunTrust Banks reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $115.00 target price on shares of Assurant in a report on Thursday, October 12th.

Assurant (NYSE AIZ) opened at $94.08 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $4,957.98, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.51, a PEG ratio of 0.65 and a beta of 0.78. The company has a quick ratio of 0.53, a current ratio of 0.53 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.26. Assurant has a 12 month low of $86.00 and a 12 month high of $106.99.

Assurant (NYSE:AIZ) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The financial services provider reported ($1.40) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of ($1.79) by $0.39. The business had revenue of $1.59 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.59 billion. Assurant had a return on equity of 3.55% and a net margin of 3.67%. Assurant’s revenue for the quarter was down 13.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.00 EPS. sell-side analysts predict that Assurant will post 3.69 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, March 19th. Investors of record on Monday, February 26th will be given a dividend of $0.56 per share. This represents a $2.24 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.38%. Assurant’s dividend payout ratio is currently 53.59%.

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About Assurant

Assurant, Inc is a provider of risk management solutions in the housing and lifestyle markets. The Company operates in North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. The Company’s segments include Global Housing, Global Lifestyle and Global Preneed. Through its Global Housing segment, it provides lender-placed homeowners, manufactured housing and flood insurance; renters insurance and related products (multi-family housing business), and field services, valuation services and other property risk management services (mortgage solutions business).

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