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  • Last Close 48.12
  • Sector Financial Services
  • Industry Insurance - Specialty
  • Investment Style Small Value
  • Day Range 47.89  –  48.65
  • Year Range 34.27  –  53.66
  • Market Cap 5.1483 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 334,957.0 /  428,569.8
  • Price / Sales 5.10
  • Price / Book 1.09
  • Forward Div Yield 2.17%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.04%

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Key Statistics ESNT

Company Profile ESNT

Business Description

Essent Group Ltd is a private mortgage insurance company in the United States. Essent provides credit protection to lenders and mortgage investors by covering a portion of the unpaid principal balance of a mortgage and certain related expenses in the event of a default. By providing capital to mitigate mortgage credit risk, the company allows lenders to make additional mortgage financing available to prospective homeowners. Essent writes mortgage guaranty coverage in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

2 Church Street, Clarendon House
Hamilton, HM 11, BMU
Industry Insurance - Specialty
Employees 347

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FAQs for Essent Group Ltd Stock

Yes. ESNT has a forward dividend yield of 2.08%. See ESNT’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
Dividend yield allows investors, particularly those interested in dividend-paying stocks, to compare the relationship between a stock’s price and how it rewards stockholders through dividends. The formula for calculating dividend yield is to divide the annual dividend paid per share by the stock price.

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ESNT’s market cap is 5.15 Bil.
Market capitalization is calculated by taking a company’s share price and multiplying it by the total number of shares. It’s often used to measure a company’s size. In the Morningstar Style Box, large-cap names account for the largest 70% of U.S. stocks, mid-cap names account for the largest 70–90%, and small-cap names are the remaining 10% of companies.

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ESNT’s stock style is Small Value.
Style is an investment factor that has a meaningful impact on investment risk and returns. Style is calculated by combining value and growth scores, which are first individually calculated.

High-growth stocks tend to represent the technology, healthcare, and communications sectors. They rarely distribute dividends to shareholders, opting for reinvestment in their businesses. More value-oriented stocks tend to represent financial services, utilities, and energy stocks. These are established companies that reliably pay dividends.

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ESNT’s price/sales is 5.10.
Price/sales represents the amount an investor is willing to pay for a dollar generated from a particular company’s sales or revenues.

ESNT’s price/forward earnings is 7.72.
Forward P/E gives some indication of how cheap or expensive a stock is compared with consensus earnings estimates. The lower the Forward P/E, the cheaper the stock.

ESNT’s price/book is 1.09.
Price/book ratio can tell investors approximately how much they’re paying for a company’s assets, based on historical, rather than current, valuations. Historical valuations generally do not reflect a company’s current market value. Value investors frequently look for companies that have low price/book ratios.

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ESNT’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
A stock’s beta measures how closely tied its price movements have been to the performance of the overall market.

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