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How to buy Stewart Information Services stock
Learn how to easily invest in Stewart Information Services stock.
Stewart Information Services Corp is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Stewart Information Services shares (STC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Stewart Information Services employs 7,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $3.5 billion.
How to buy shares in Stewart Information Services
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – STC – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- STC shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is STC stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Are STC shares over-valued?
- Stewart Information Services's financials
- How volatile are STC shares?
- Does Stewart Information Services pay a dividend?
- Have STC shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Stewart Information Services stock price (NYSE: STC)Use our graph to track the performance of STC stocks over time.
Stewart Information Services shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$43.91|
|52-week range||$42.97 - $79.21|
|50-day moving average||$51.97|
|200-day moving average||$59.97|
|Wall St. target price||$74.00|
|Dividend yield||$1.455 (4.1%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$10.76|
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Is it a good time to buy Stewart Information Services stock?
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Stewart Information Services price performance over time
|1 week (2022-09-19)||-10.72%|
|1 month (2022-08-22)||-18.17%|
|3 months (2022-06-24)||-11.29%|
|6 months (2022-03-23)||-32.81%|
|1 year (2021-09-24)||-29.93%|
|2 years (2020-09-25)||4.05%|
|3 years (2019-09-26)||15.04%|
|5 years (2017-09-26)||18.77%|
Is Stewart Information Services stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Stewart Information Services stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Stewart Information Services's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Stewart Information Services's P/E ratio
Stewart Information Services's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 4x. In other words, Stewart Information Services shares trade at around 4x 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.
Stewart Information Services's PEG ratio
Stewart Information Services's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.04. 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 Stewart Information Services's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Stewart Information Services's EBITDA
Stewart Information Services's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $460.8 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Stewart Information Services's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Stewart Information Services financials
|Revenue TTM||$3.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||11.72%|
|Gross profit TTM||$1.9 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.4%|
|Return on equity TTM||25.07%|
|Market capitalisation||$1.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Stewart Information Services share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 14.69% of net profits
Recently Stewart Information Services has paid out, on average, around 14.69% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.1% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Stewart Information Services shareholders could enjoy a 4.1% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Stewart Information Services's case, that would currently equate to about $1.455 per share.
While Stewart Information Services's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Stewart Information Services is investing more in its future growth.
Stewart Information Services's most recent dividend payout was on 29 September 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 13 September 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Stewart Information Services's shares ever split?
Stewart Information Services's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 May 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Stewart Information Services shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Stewart Information Services shares which in turn could have impacted Stewart Information Services's share price.
Stewart Information Services share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Stewart Information Services's shares have ranged in value from as little as $42.97 up to $79.2096. 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 Stewart Information Services's is 1.1594. This would suggest that Stewart Information Services's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Stewart Information Services overview
Stewart Information Services Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides title insurance and real estate transaction related services. The company operates in two segments, Title, and Ancillary Services and Corporate. The Title segment is involved in searching, examining, closing, and insuring the condition of the title to real property. This segment also offers home and personal insurance services; services for tax-deferred exchanges; and digital customer engagement platform services. The Ancillary Services and Corporate segment provides appraisal management, online notarization and closing, credit and real estate information, and search and valuation services to the mortgage industry. The company offers its products and services through its directly owned policy-issuing offices, network of independent agencies, and other businesses within the company. It serves homebuyers and sellers, residential and commercial real estate professionals, title agencies, real estate attorneys and investors, and home builders, as well as mortgage lenders, servicers, brokers, and investors.
Stewart Information Services in the news
Stewart Valuation Intelligence, LLC is Verified to Support Freddie Mac’s Property Data Report with VALIDITY Pro
AM Best Affirms Credit Ratings of Stewart Title Group Members
Should Value Investors Buy Stewart Information Services (STC) Stock?
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Stewart Information Services is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.582% of Stewart Information Services shares are held by insiders and 94.13% by institutions. How many people work for Stewart Information Services?
Latest data suggests 7,300 work at Stewart Information Services. When does the fiscal year end for Stewart Information Services?
Stewart Information Services's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Stewart Information Services based?
Stewart Information Services's address is: 1360 Post Oak Boulevard, Houston, TX, United States, 77056 What is Stewart Information Services's ISIN number?
Stewart Information Services's international securities identification number is: US8603721015 What is Stewart Information Services's CUSIP number?
Stewart Information Services's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 860372101
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