Quick Look at Essent (ESNT)

We're taking a closer look at Essent today, as the chatter surrounding the stock has increased notably in the last few weeks. Today, its shares moved 2.2% compared to -1.0% for the S&P 500. Increased investor interest and volatility surrounding the stock are not reason enough to buy in -- you should first perform your own due diligence. Here are some figures that can get you started:

  • Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States.

  • Essent has moved 22.0% over the last year compared to 10.0% for the S&P 500 -- a difference of 12.0%

  • ESNT has an average analyst rating of buy and is 0.63% away from its mean target price of $50.44 per share

  • Its trailing 12 month earnings per share (EPS) is $6.79

  • Essent has a trailing 12 month Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio

  • Its forward earnings per share (EPS) is $6.57 and its forward P/E ratio is 7.7

  • ESNT has a Price to Earnings Growth (PEG) ratio of 0.81, which shows the company is very undervalued compared to its earnings growth estimates.

  • The company has a Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 1.18

  • Essent is part of the Finance sector

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