Stewart Information Services (STC) Gains Market but Lags Behind: What You Need to Know

STewart Information Services (STC) closed at $49.76 last trading session, marking a +1.26% move from the previous day. The stock lagged the S&P 500 daily gain of 1.92%. Elsewhere, the Dow gained 2.15%, while the tech-heavy Nasdaq gained 0.12%.

As of today, shares of the title insurance and real estate services company have gained 7.04% over the past month. Meanwhile, the financials sector lost 1.27%, while the S&P 500 gained 1.54%.

Stewart Information Services will look to show strength ahead of its next earnings release.

It’s also important to note recent changes to analyst estimates for Stewart Information Services. These recent revisions tend to reflect the evolving nature of short-term trading trends. Thus, positive revisions to estimates reflect analysts’ optimism about the company’s business and profitability.

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Investors should also take note of Stewart Information Services’ current valuation metrics, including its forward P/E ratio of 6.1. This valuation marks a discount compared to the average Forward P/E of its sector of 12.69.

The Insurance – P&C industry is part of the Finance sector. This industry currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 142, which places it in the bottom 44% of all 250+ industries.

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