Universal Insurance (UVE) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.32

News coverage about Universal Insurance (NYSE:UVE) has been trending positive on Sunday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Universal Insurance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.6497723392424 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern’s scoring:

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NYSE:UVE opened at $31.90 on Friday. Universal Insurance has a 12 month low of $15.07 and a 12 month high of $33.20. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.03, a current ratio of 1.35 and a quick ratio of 1.35. The stock has a market capitalization of $1,112.13, a PE ratio of 10.67 and a beta of 1.85.

Universal Insurance (NYSE:UVE) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The insurance provider reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter. Universal Insurance had a net margin of 14.22% and a return on equity of 25.45%. The firm had revenue of $201.31 million during the quarter.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, March 12th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, February 28th were given a $0.14 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, February 27th. This represents a $0.56 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.76%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on the stock. ValuEngine raised shares of Universal Insurance from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, March 13th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $32.00 target price on shares of Universal Insurance and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, January 15th.

In other news, Director Scott P. Callahan sold 2,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, February 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $30.53, for a total value of $79,378.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 8,536 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $260,604.08. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Company insiders own 10.50% of the company’s stock.

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About Universal Insurance

Universal Insurance Holdings, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, operates as an integrated insurance holding company in the United States. The company primarily offers personal residential homeowner's insurance. It also underwrites homeowner's multi-peril insurance; and fire, commercial multi-peril, and other liability lines of business.

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