Everest Re Group Ltd. (NYSE: RE) 52-Week High Located At $394.99, Forget The Dips, Just Ride The Rips


Everest Re Group Ltd. (NYSE:RE) does about 280.25K shares in volume on a normal day but saw 307143 shares change hands in Friday trading. The company now has a market cap of 15.11B USD. Its current market price is $386.75, marking an increase of 1.68% compared to the previous close of $380.36. The 52 week high reached by this stock is $394.99 whilst the lowest price level in 52 weeks is $244.57. The script in recent trading has seen the stock touch a high of $388.07 and a low of $380.12.

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Everest Re Group Ltd. (RE) has a 20-day trading average at $360.36 and the current price is -2.09% off the 52-week high compared with 58.13% distance from its 52-week low. The 50-day simple moving average of the closing price is $346.80 and its 200-day simple moving average is $299.02. If we look at the stock’s price movements over the week, volatility stands at 1.65%, which increases to 2.60% over 1 month. It is also key to look at other market indicators of price movement for the stock, where we see that the relative strength index (RSI) is at 69.69 to suggest the stock is neutral.

10 analysts observing the Everest Re Group Ltd. (RE) stock have set the 12-month price targets for the company’s shares at between $370.00 and $455.00. The consensus objective for the share price is $405.43, suggesting that the stock has a potential upside of 4.61% over the period. The median price target is 7.37% away from the current levels at $417.50.

FactSet Research has provided data showing that 10 brokerages have issued ratings for the stock. 1 analysts have rated it as a sell, while 2 advise that it is a overweight. 5 analysts have rated it as a buy and 2 have advised that investors hold their positions. The consensus recommendation rating is Overweight and Wall Street’s advice is for investors to Strong Buy the stock.

The company shares received a number of brokerage firm price updates over the past month, with the latest being on February 02, 2023 when Raymond James initiated the stock to “Outperform” and issued a price target of $385. Morgan Stanley downgraded its price target at $320.

The current price level is 8.05%, 11.84%, and 29.57% away from its SMA20, SMA50, and SMA200 respectively, with the RE price moving above the 50-day SMA on February 17. Everest Re Group Ltd. (RE) stock is up 1.92% over the week and 12.27% over the past month. Its price is 16.75% year-to-date and 27.61% over the past year.

The stock last released its quarterly earnings report for quarter ended 12/30/2022, with the company’s earnings per share (EPS) of $12.21 above consensus estimates by $2.34. The company’s next earnings report is expected on 04/26/2023, with forecasts estimating quarterly EPS at $12.47 and $44.88 for whole year. RE’s earnings per share are forecast to grow by 65.70% this year and 14.50% over next year. Expected sales for next quarter are $3.23 billion, which analysts say will come at $13.08 billion for the current fiscal year and next year at $14.02 billion. In addition, estimates put the company’s current quarterly revenue at an average of $3.14 billion.

Its 12-month price target is $417.50. To reach the target analysts have set, the stock logically needs to grow 4.61 percent from here. Of course, the average price target is just what the average analysts believe a stock will be worth in the next 52 weeks, and is only one metric. There are analysts with lower targets than the average, including one bearish Wall Street research firm advocating investors to wait for the price to pull back to $370.00, given the recent momentum. And then, on the bullish side of things, one analyst is expecting the stock to peak at $455.00.

Outstanding shares total 38.80M with insiders holding 1.57% of the shares and institutional holders owning 96.39% of the company’s common stock. The company has a return on investment of 11.00% and return on equity of 8.50%. The price to earnings ratio (P/E ratio) amounts to 19.59 while the forward price to earnings ratio is 7.41. The beta has a value of 0.63. Price to book ratio is 1.96 and price to sales ratio is 1.25.

According to a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Vanguard Total Stock Market Index has added its position in Everest Re Group Ltd. (RE) to 1,199,554 shares, mirroring a recent increase by 0.69%. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index added 8218.0 shares of Everest Re Group Ltd. common stock bringing its total worth to about $419.47 million at the end of recent close, SEC documents show. Vanguard Total Stock Market Index isn’t the only investment manager who changed stakes and is followed by Vanguard Mid Cap Index Fund, which added 1462.0 shares to end up with 912,175 shares worth $318.98 million. Vanguard 500 Index Fund raise their holdings by 0.24% in the company over the course of the most recent quarter. It now holds a 2.32% position in Everest Re Group Ltd. thanks to 0.91 million shares amounting to $317.35 million.


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