Keefe Bruyette raised the price target for the MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) stock from “a Mkt perform” to “an Outperform”. The rating was released on October 07, 2020. The stock was reiterated by Compass Point, who disclosed in a research note on October 22, 2018, to Buy and set the price objective to $16.50.
Historical Earnings Surprises and Revenue Forecasts
Profit is the most critical financial performance measure. Every investor in a business is looking forward to the earnings report as stock price to increase when earnings exceed market expectations and progressively decrease when earnings do not meet expectations. The firm reported an earnings per share (EPS) of $0.44 during the last quarter as opposed to a consensus estimate of $0.4, which indicates the company beat its estimate by $0.04, which implies that the company surprised the market by 10.00%. It appears that the average earnings per share estimate for the current quarter (ending in Mar 2021) is $0.42. This is an average of 11 analysts’ earnings, where the high earnings per share estimate is $0.44 and the low earnings per share estimate is $0.4. According to 7 analyst estimates, an average revenue estimate of $302.77M is projected for the current quarter with a high revenue estimate of $308.37M and a low estimate of $298M.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) dipped -2.06% to close Friday’s market session at $15.24, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $15.22 and $15.53 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 2641854 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 3.12 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated 2.08% within the last five trades and 10.04% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 58.58% in the last 6 months and 30.03% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. MTG stock is trading at a margin of 5.68%, 13.02% and 34.47% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, MTG deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -2.81 percent below its 52-week high and 151.90 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 113.7. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does MGIC Investment Corporation’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 51.60 percent and the profit margin is 37.20 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $5.27 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) is 11.92. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 8.21. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 4.40 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.10, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
LEHMAN MICHAEL E, the Director at MGIC Investment Corporation (MTG) has bought 8,000 shares of firm on Aug 14 at a price of $8.49 against the total amount of $67901.0. In another inside trade, Kozlak Jodee A, Director of MGIC Investment Corporation (NYSE:MTG) bought 5,000 shares of the firm on May 19 for a total worth of $35464.0 at a price of $7.09.