This is what analysts have to say about Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) after last week.

June 17, 2018 - By Stephen Andrade

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.15 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.36, from 1.51 in 2017Q4. It is negative, as 27 investors sold Essent Group Ltd. shares while 81 reduced holdings. 37 funds opened positions while 87 raised stakes. 84.45 million shares or 0.84% more from 83.75 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported.
Investec Asset Mgmt Limited reported 660,697 shares stake. Lazard Asset Mngmt Limited Liability has invested 0% in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Alps Advsrs Incorporated, a Colorado-based fund reported 11,342 shares. The Florida-based Raymond James & Associates has invested 0% in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Bluecrest Capital has invested 0.02% in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Moreover, Manufacturers Life Ins The has 0% invested in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Moreover, Barclays Public Limited Co has 0% invested in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Cornercap Inv Counsel invested in 18,535 shares. Moreover, D E Shaw And has 0.04% invested in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) for 706,219 shares. Gam Ag holds 0.05% or 34,664 shares in its portfolio. Trust Department Mb Commercial Bank N A invested in 0% or 25 shares. 5,934 are owned by Evanson Asset Mgmt Ltd Liability Com. Paloma Prns Management owns 0.01% invested in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) for 15,600 shares. Clearbridge Investments reported 0% in Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT). Hbk Invests Limited Partnership owns 94,700 shares.

Since January 24, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 2 sales for $22.32 million activity. Shares for $22.31M were sold by CASALE MARK.

Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) Ratings Coverage

Among 9 analysts covering Essent Group (NYSE:ESNT), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 89% are positive. Essent Group had 18 analyst reports since December 20, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 20 by BTIG Research. Deutsche Bank maintained it with “Buy” rating and $55 target in Tuesday, April 10 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, April 10 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Friday, May 4 by BTIG Research. Deutsche Bank upgraded Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) on Monday, January 8 to “Buy” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Tuesday, April 10. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, April 10 by Susquehanna. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, December 21 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Sunday, February 11 by Keefe Bruyette & Woods. Below is a list of Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) latest ratings and price target changes.

04/05/2018 Broker: BTIG Research Rating: Buy New Target: $54.0000 Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Outperform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $52 Downgrade
11/04/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Overweight New Rating: Overweight Old Target: $57 New Target: $51 Maintain
10/04/2018 Broker: Susquehanna Rating: Buy New Target: $53.0000 Maintain
10/04/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Buy Old Target: $61 New Target: $55 Maintain
10/04/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $50.0000 Maintain
10/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy New Target: $48.0000 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Macquarie Research Rating: Outperform New Target: $62 Initiates Coverage On
13/03/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Buy Maintain
12/02/2018 Broker: Compass Point Rating: Buy New Target: $60.75 Maintain

The stock decreased 0.13% or $0.05 during the last trading session, reaching $37.06. About 896,309 shares traded. Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) has declined 4.69% since June 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 17.26% the S&P500.

Essent Group Ltd., through its subsidiaries, provides private mortgage insurance and reinsurance for mortgages secured by residential properties located in the United States. The company has market cap of $3.64 billion. The firm also provides information technology maintenance and development services; customer support-related services; and contract underwriting services. It has a 8.44 P/E ratio. It serves originators of residential mortgage loans, such as regulated depository institutions, mortgage banks, credit unions, and other lenders.

More recent Essent Group Ltd. (NYSE:ESNT) news were published by: Businesswire.com which released: “Essent Group Ltd. Announces Jane P. Chwick & Angela Heise Have Joined Board of Directors” on May 30, 2018. Also Globenewswire.com published the news titled: “New Research Coverage Highlights JA Solar Holdings, Co., California Water Service Group Holding, Lazard, KNOT …” on June 01, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “NMIH falls after introducing new risk-based pricing platform” with publication date: May 21, 2018 was also an interesting one.

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