Brokerages Anticipate White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (WTM) to Announce $0.01 EPS

White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. (NYSE:WTM) has been given an average broker rating score of 3.00 (Hold) from the one brokers that provide coverage for the company, Zacks Investment Research reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a hold recommendation.

Zacks has also assigned White Mountains Insurance Group an industry rank of 160 out of 265 based on the ratings given to related companies.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded White Mountains Insurance Group from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 14th.

White Mountains Insurance Group (NYSE:WTM) traded up 0.02% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $842.30. The company had a trading volume of 6,262 shares. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $848.08 and its 200 day moving average is $831.62. The firm has a market capitalization of $3.79 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.19 and a beta of 0.48. White Mountains Insurance Group has a 12-month low of $689.31 and a 12-month high of $874.69.

In other news, Chairman Raymond Joseph Rene Barrette sold 2,000 shares of White Mountains Insurance Group stock in a transaction on Monday, December 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $867.89, for a total value of $1,735,780.00. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. 6.30% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of WTM. Principal Financial Group Inc. boosted its position in White Mountains Insurance Group by 0.9% in the third quarter. Principal Financial Group Inc. now owns 152,584 shares of the company’s stock valued at $126,644,000 after buying an additional 1,293 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors boosted its position in White Mountains Insurance Group by 5.2% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 48,646 shares of the company’s stock valued at $40,376,000 after buying an additional 2,411 shares during the last quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in White Mountains Insurance Group by 0.7% in the second quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 45,870 shares of the company’s stock valued at $38,621,000 after buying an additional 324 shares during the last quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C boosted its position in White Mountains Insurance Group by 12.3% in the second quarter. Atlanta Capital Management Co. L L C now owns 44,856 shares of the company’s stock valued at $37,769,000 after buying an additional 4,925 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN boosted its position in White Mountains Insurance Group by 5.9% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 34,424 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,572,000 after buying an additional 1,915 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 85.46% of the company’s stock.

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About White Mountains Insurance Group

White Mountains Insurance Group, Ltd. is an insurance holding company. The Company’s segments include OneBeacon, HG Global/BAM and Other Operations. Its principal businesses are conducted through its insurance, reinsurance and insurance services subsidiaries and affiliates. Its OneBeacon segment consists of OneBeacon Insurance Group, Ltd., which owns a family of property and casualty insurance companies (collectively, OneBeacon).

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