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Learn how to easily invest in Employers stock.

Employers Holdings, Inc
NYSE: EIG - USD
INSURANCE-SPECIALTY
$40.66
-$0.80 (-1.93%)

Employers Holdings, Inc is an insurance-specialty business based in the US. Employers shares (EIG) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Employers employs 691 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.

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Employers stock price (NYSE: EIG)

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Employers shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-07-30.
Latest market close$42.20
52-week range$28.29 - $43.82
50-day moving average $42.00
200-day moving average $38.91
Wall St. target price$49.50
PE ratio 8.3343
Dividend yield $1 (2.52%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $4.96

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Employers price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $42.2 from 2021-05-28

1 week (2021-07-25) N/A
1 month (2021-07-02) -1.97%
3 months (2021-05-05) 1.49%
6 months (2021-02-01) N/A
1 year (2020-08-01) N/A
2 years (2019-08-01) N/A
3 years (2018-08-01) N/A
5 years (2016-08-01) N/A

Is Employers under- or over-valued?

Valuing Employers stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Employers's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Employers's P/E ratio

Employers's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 8x. In other words, Employers shares trade at around 8x recent earnings.

That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.

Employers's PEG ratio

Employers's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 2.05. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Employers's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Employers's EBITDA

Employers's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $187.8 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Employers's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Employers financials

Revenue TTM $708 million
Operating margin TTM 25.45%
Gross profit TTM $148.9 million
Return on assets TTM 2.87%
Return on equity TTM 12.32%
Profit margin 20.42%
Book value $42.54
Market capitalisation $1.2 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Employers shares

There are currently 511,467 Employers shares held short by investors – that's known as Employers's "short interest". This figure is 15% down from 601,460 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Employers shares can be evaluated.

Employers's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Employers's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Employers shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Employers shares traded daily (recently around 128832.99748111). Employers's SIR currently stands at 3.97. In other words for every 100,000 Employers shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3970 shares are currently held short.

However Employers's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Employers shares, or, against the total number of tradable Employers shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Employers's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Employers shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0187% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Employers shares, roughly 19 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Employers.

Find out more about how you can short Employers stock.

Employers share dividends

35%

Dividend payout ratio: 34.97% of net profits

Recently Employers has paid out, on average, around 34.97% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.52% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Employers shareholders could enjoy a 2.52% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Employers's case, that would currently equate to about $1 per share.

While Employers's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Employers may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.

Employers's most recent dividend payout was on 17 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Employers share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Employers's shares have ranged in value from as little as $28.2858 up to $43.82. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Employers's is 0.006. This would suggest that Employers's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Employers overview

Employers Holdings, Inc. , through its subsidiaries, operates in the commercial property and casualty insurance industry primarily in the United States. It offers workers' compensation insurance to small businesses in low to medium hazard industries. The company markets its products through independent local, regional, and national agents and brokers; alternative distribution channels; and national, regional, and local trade groups and associations, as well as directly to customers. Employers Holdings, Inc. was founded in 2000 and is based in Reno, Nevada. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Employers is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 3.527% of Employers shares are held by insiders and 80.377% by institutions.
How many people work for Employers?
Latest data suggests 691 work at Employers.
When does the fiscal year end for Employers?
Employers's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Employers based?
Employers's address is: 10375 Professional Circle, Reno, NV, United States, 89521
What is Employers's ISIN number?
Employers's international securities identification number is: US2922181043
What is Employers's CUSIP number?
Employers's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 292218104

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