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How to buy Stewart Information Services Corporation stock | $48.36

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Stewart Information Services Corporation is an insurance-property & casualty business based in the US. Stewart Information Services Corporation shares (STC) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Stewart Information Services Corporation employs 5,300 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.1 billion.

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  3. Search for Stewart Information Services Corporation. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol: STC. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
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  5. Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of USD$48.36, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimize risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Stewart Information Services Corporation, depending on your broker.
  6. Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Stewart Information Services Corporation. Optimize your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.

Stewart Information Services Corporation share price

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Stewart Information Services Corporation shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-29.
Latest market closeUSD$48.36
52-week rangeUSD$19.8067 - USD$52.07
50-day moving average USD$45.8232
200-day moving average USD$41.8433
Wall St. target priceUSD$57.5
PE ratio 12.2443
Dividend yield USD$1.2 (2.48%)
Earnings per share (TTM) USD$3.95

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Is it a good time to buy Stewart Information Services Corporation stock?

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Stewart Information Services Corporation price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $48.36 from 2020-12-31

1 week (2021-01-05) -0.08%
1 month (2020-12-11) 0.17%
3 months (2020-10-13) 6.31%
6 months (2020-07-13) 47.98%
1 year (2020-01-13) 18.36%
2 years (2019-01-11) 9.81%
3 years (2018-01-12) 5.02%
5 years (2016-01-13) 45.88%

Is Stewart Information Services Corporation under- or over-valued?

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

Stewart Information Services Corporation's P/E ratio

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

Stewart Information Services Corporation'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 Corporation'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 Corporation's EBITDA

Stewart Information Services Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is USD$253 million.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Stewart Information Services Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Stewart Information Services Corporation financials

Revenue TTM USD$2.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 11.1%
Gross profit TTM USD$1.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 8.67%
Return on equity TTM 12.67%
Profit margin 4.51%
Book value $35.326
Market capitalisation USD$1.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting Stewart Information Services Corporation shares

There are currently 562,539 Stewart Information Services Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Stewart Information Services Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 57.2% up from 357,762 last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Stewart Information Services Corporation shares can be evaluated.

Stewart Information Services Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Stewart Information Services Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Stewart Information Services Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Stewart Information Services Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 198777.03180212). Stewart Information Services Corporation's SIR currently stands at 2.83. In other words for every 100,000 Stewart Information Services Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2830 shares are currently held short.

However Stewart Information Services Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Stewart Information Services Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Stewart Information Services Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Stewart Information Services Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.02% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Stewart Information Services Corporation shares in existence, roughly 20 shares are currently held short) or 0.0248% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Stewart Information Services Corporation shares, roughly 25 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 Stewart Information Services Corporation.

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Stewart Information Services Corporation share dividends

24%

Dividend payout ratio: 23.95% of net profits

Recently Stewart Information Services Corporation has paid out, on average, around 23.95% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.48% 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 Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 2.48% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Stewart Information Services Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $1.2 per share.

While Stewart Information Services Corporation's payout ratio might seem low, this can signify that Stewart Information Services Corporation is investing more in its future growth.

Stewart Information Services Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 31 December 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 December 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Stewart Information Services Corporation's shares ever split?

Stewart Information Services Corporation's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 24 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 Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Stewart Information Services Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Stewart Information Services Corporation's share price.

Stewart Information Services Corporation share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Stewart Information Services Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as $19.8067 up to $52.07. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

STC.US volatility(beta: 1.03)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 Corporation's is 1.0346. This would suggest that Stewart Information Services Corporation'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 Corporation overview

Stewart Information Services Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides title insurance and real estate transaction services. The company operates in two segments, Title Insurance and Related Services, and Ancillary Services and Corporate. The Title Insurance and Related Services 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; and services for tax-deferred exchanges. The Ancillary Services and Corporate segment primarily provides 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 centralized service centers. It serves homebuyers and sellers, residential and commercial real estate professionals, mortgage lenders and servicers, title agencies and real estate attorneys, home builders, and mortgage brokers and investors. The company operates in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and Central Europe. Stewart Information Services Corporation was founded in 1893 and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

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