KBW Keeps Their Sell Rating on Stewart Information Services Corp

By Austin Angelo

In a report released yesterday, Bose George from KBW reiterated a Sell rating on Stewart Information Services Corp (NYSE: STC), with a price target of $41. The company’s shares closed last Friday at $44.85.

According to TipRanks.com, George is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 12.7% and a 71.6% success rate. George covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, Fidelity National Financial Ventures, and American International Group.

Stewart Information Services Corp has an analyst consensus of Moderate Sell, with a price target consensus of $41.

Stewart Information Services Corp’s market cap is currently $1.06B and has a P/E ratio of 18.01. The company has a book value ratio of 1.6562.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 45 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Earlier this month, James Chadwick, a Director at STC sold 24,196 shares for a total of $1,128,017.

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Stewart Information Services Corp. is a title insurance and real estate services company. It provides services to homebuyers and sellers, residential and commercial real estate professionals, mortgage lenders and servicers, title agencies and real estate attorneys, home builders, and United States and foreign governments. The company also provides loan origination and servicing support, loan review services, loss mitigation, REO asset management, home and personal insurance services, tax-deferred exchanges, and technology to streamline the real estate process. The company operates through the following business segments: Title Insurance & Related Services, Mortgage Services and Corporate. Title Insurance and Related Services segment include the functions of searching, examining, closing and insuring the condition of the title to real property. The title segment also includes certain ancillary services provided for tax-deferred exchanges and home and personal insurance services. The Mortgage Services segment includes a diverse group of products and services provided to multiple markets. It services are provided through its Stewart Lender Services, PropertyInfo Corporation and Stewart Government Services businesses. The Corporate segment consists of the expenses of the parent holding company, certain other corporate overhead expenses, and the costs of its centralized support operations not otherwise allocated to the lines of business. Stewart Information Services was founded in 1970 and is headquartered in Houston, TX.