Donegal Group (DGICA) Earns News Sentiment Rating of 0.17

News stories about Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies positive and negative 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 one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Donegal Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.1741079637616 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

Several analysts have recently commented on DGICA shares. BidaskClub lowered Donegal Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Thursday, January 25th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Donegal Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 20th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $19.00 target price on Donegal Group and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Boenning Scattergood reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Donegal Group in a research report on Monday, February 26th. Finally, TheStreet downgraded Donegal Group from a “b” rating to a “c+” rating in a research report on Friday, February 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $19.33.

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Donegal Group stock traded down $0.17 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $15.02. The company had a trading volume of 13,156 shares, compared to its average volume of 27,521. The company has a current ratio of 0.43, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.14. Donegal Group has a 12-month low of $14.51 and a 12-month high of $18.25. The firm has a market capitalization of $438.21, a PE ratio of 51.80 and a beta of 0.42.

Donegal Group (NASDAQ:DGICA) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 23rd. The insurance provider reported $0.04 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by ($0.35). The firm had revenue of $188.55 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $190.40 million. Donegal Group had a return on equity of 1.82% and a net margin of 0.96%. sell-side analysts predict that Donegal Group will post 0.8 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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Donegal Group Company Profile

Donegal Group Inc, an insurance holding company, provides property and casualty insurance to businesses and individuals in the Mid-Atlantic, Midwestern, New England, and southern states. It operates through four segments: Investment Function, Personal Lines of Insurance, Commercial Lines of Insurance, and Investment in DFSC.

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