Baldwin & Lyons (BWINB) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Media Coverage, Study Shows

Media coverage about Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB) has been trending somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Baldwin & Lyons earned a news sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.1148344260043 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

Shares of Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB) opened at $23.65 on Wednesday. Baldwin & Lyons has a 12-month low of $21.20 and a 12-month high of $25.40. The stock has a market cap of $358.61, a P/E ratio of 19.39 and a beta of 0.78.

Baldwin & Lyons (NASDAQ:BWINB) last released its earnings results on Thursday, February 15th. The insurance provider reported $0.28 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. Baldwin & Lyons had a net margin of 5.02% and a negative return on equity of 1.00%. The company had revenue of $108.41 million during the quarter.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 9th. Shareholders of record on Friday, February 23rd were given a $0.28 dividend. This is an increase from Baldwin & Lyons’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.27. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, February 22nd. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 4.74%. Baldwin & Lyons’s dividend payout ratio is presently 91.80%.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on BWINB shares. TheStreet upgraded shares of Baldwin & Lyons from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. BidaskClub downgraded shares of Baldwin & Lyons from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, January 11th.

In related news, Director Steven J. Bensinger bought 6,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, February 27th. The stock was bought at an average price of $22.92 per share, for a total transaction of $148,980.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 6,908 shares in the company, valued at $158,331.36. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 38.09% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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Baldwin & Lyons Company Profile

Baldwin & Lyons, Inc is a specialty property-casualty insurer providing liability coverage for large and medium-sized trucking and public transportation fleets, as well as coverage for trucking industry independent contractors. Through its divisions and subsidiaries, the Company engages in marketing and underwriting property and casualty insurance, including a limited assumption of risks as a reinsurer of other companies.

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