Piper Sandler raised the price target for the Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UVE) stock from “a Neutral” to “an Overweight”. The rating was released on February 27, 2023, according to finviz. The research report from Keefe Bruyette has downgraded the stock from Mkt Perform to Underperform, with a price target set at $27.
The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UVE) dipped -5.51% to close Friday’s market session at $17.99, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $17.76 and $18.84 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 787264 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 232.44K shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -5.02% within the last five trades and 44.61% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 54.51% in the last 6 months and 87.40% was added to its value over the previous 3 months. UVE stock is trading at a margin of 4.89%, 28.01% and 51.22% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
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As of the close of trading, UVE deals in the Financial domain. The stock is trading -8.73 percent below its 52-week high and 116.94 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is 48.65. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Universal Insurance Holdings Inc.’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at -2.20 percent and the profit margin is -1.80 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $550.31 million as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 7.50. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 0.45 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 1.90, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 9.60 percent of Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. shares are owned by insiders, and 69.40 percent are held by financial institutions. Springer Jon, the Director at Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. (UVE) has sold 16,861 shares of firm on Dec 07 at a price of $11.34 against the total amount of $0.19 million. In another inside trade, McCahill Francis Xavier III, Director of Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. (NYSE:UVE) bought 3,000 shares of the firm on Oct 31 for a total worth of $30510.0 at a price of $10.17. An inside trade which took place on Sep 29, Director of Universal Insurance Holdings Inc. PETERSON RICHARD D bought 1,075 shares of firm against total price of $10003.0 at the cost of $9.30 per share.