News coverage about Heritage Insurance (NYSE:HRTG) has been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Heritage Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 0.20 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.9741715232024 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:
- Heritage Insurance (HRTG) Lifted to Hold at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Heritage Insurance (HRTG) Names Kirk Lusk to CFO Position (streetinsider.com)
- Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc. Appoints Kirk H. Lusk Chief Financial Officer (finance.yahoo.com)
- SunTrust Banks Weighs in on Heritage Insurance Holdings Inc’s FY2017 Earnings (HRTG) (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of brokerages have commented on HRTG. TheStreet upgraded Heritage Insurance from a “c+” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research cut Heritage Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. BidaskClub upgraded Heritage Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Citigroup upped their price target on Heritage Insurance from $17.00 to $18.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 17th. Finally, JMP Securities cut Heritage Insurance from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating and set a $16.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Heritage Insurance presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $18.80.
In related news, Director Nicholas George Pappas sold 2,850 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Saturday, December 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $17.90, for a total transaction of $51,015.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 17.90% of the company’s stock.
Heritage Insurance Company Profile
Heritage Insurance Holdings, Inc (Heritage Insurance) is a property and casualty insurance holding company. The Company provides personal and commercial residential insurance. Through its subsidiary, Heritage Property & Casualty Insurance Company (Heritage P&C), it provides personal residential insurance for single-family homeowners and condominium owners, rental property insurance and commercial residential insurance in the state of Florida and North Carolina.
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