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why Old Republic International Corporation [ORI] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $21.00

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Old Republic International Corporation [NYSE: ORI] loss -2.38% or -0.37 points to close at $15.15 with a heavy trading volume of 2416298 shares. The company report on August 17, 2020 that Old Republic Declares Regular Third Quarter Cash Dividend Of 21 Cents Per Share.

The Board of Directors of Old Republic International Corporation (NYSE: ORI) has declared a quarterly cash dividend on the common stock of 21 cents per share. This dividend is payable September 15, 2020 to shareholders of record on September 4, 2020. Subject to Board approval of each quarter’s new rate, the full year’s cash dividend will amount to 84 cents per share compared to 80 cents paid in 2019.

This latest dividend increase marks the 39th consecutive year that Old Republic has boosted its cash dividend rate, and 2020 becomes the 79th year of uninterrupted cash dividend payments.

It opened the trading session at $15.50, the shares rose to $15.57 and dropped to $15.12, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for ORI points out that the company has recorded -9.50% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -27.53% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 1.90M shares, ORI reached to a volume of 2416298 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying about Old Republic International Corporation [ORI]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for ORI shares is $21.00 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on ORI stock is a recommendation set at 2.30. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

JMP Securities have made an estimate for Old Republic International Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Mkt Perform, with their previous recommendation back on July 12, 2019. The new note on the price target was released on February 12, 2018, representing the official price target for Old Republic International Corporation stock. On January 28, 2011, analysts decreased their price target for ORI shares from 19 to 16.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Old Republic International Corporation is set at 0.39, with the Price to Sales ratio for ORI stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 0.68. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 0.77, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.38. Price to Free Cash Flow for ORI in the course of the last twelve months was 8.86.

Trading performance analysis for ORI stock

Old Republic International Corporation [ORI] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -2.57. With this latest performance, ORI shares dropped by -8.51% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -9.50% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -33.73% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for ORI stock in for the last two-week period is set at 33.08, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 28.85, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 38.98 for Old Republic International Corporation [ORI]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 16.27, while it was recorded at 15.45 for the last single week of trading, and 18.12 for the last 200 days.

Old Republic International Corporation [ORI]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Old Republic International Corporation [ORI] shares currently have an operating margin of +20.60. Old Republic International Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +15.97.

Return on Total Capital for ORI is now 20.80, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 16.13. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 18.96, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.15. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Old Republic International Corporation [ORI] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 16.23. Additionally, ORI Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 13.97, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 4.55. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 16.23, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 13.97.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Old Republic International Corporation [ORI] managed to generate an average of $117,378 per employee.

Old Republic International Corporation [ORI]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Old Republic International Corporation posted 0.51/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 0.52/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company fail the estimates by a Surprise Factor of -1.90%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for ORI. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Old Republic International Corporation go to 10.00%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Old Republic International Corporation [ORI]

There are presently around $3,458 million, or 76.70% of ORI stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of ORI stocks are: BLACKROCK INC. with ownership of 30,838,680, which is approximately -4.283% of the company’s market cap and around 0.50% of the total institutional ownership; VANGUARD GROUP INC, holding 27,685,305 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $419.43 million in ORI stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $366.02 million in ORI stock with ownership of nearly 12.263% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Old Republic International Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 193 institutional holders increased their position in Old Republic International Corporation [NYSE:ORI] by around 26,207,735 shares. Additionally, 213 investors decreased positions by around 27,674,730 shares, while 67 investors held positions by with 174,375,887 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 228,258,352 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. ORI stock had 49 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,849,222 shares, while 62 institutional investors sold positions of 7,546,867 shares during the same period.

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