Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (SIGI) to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.35 on March 1st

Selective Insurance Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGIGet Free Report) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 31st, Zacks reports. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th will be paid a dividend of 0.35 per share by the insurance provider on Friday, March 1st. This represents a $1.40 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.40%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, February 14th.

Selective Insurance Group has raised its dividend payment by an average of 10.0% annually over the last three years and has raised its dividend every year for the last 10 years. Selective Insurance Group has a dividend payout ratio of 16.3% meaning its dividend is sufficiently covered by earnings. Equities analysts expect Selective Insurance Group to earn $8.46 per share next year, which means the company should continue to be able to cover its $1.40 annual dividend with an expected future payout ratio of 16.5%.

Selective Insurance Group Stock Performance

Shares of Selective Insurance Group stock opened at $100.08 on Monday. Selective Insurance Group has a 12 month low of $88.60 and a 12 month high of $108.18. The stock’s fifty day simple moving average is $101.49 and its 200 day simple moving average is $102.04. The company has a market capitalization of $6.06 billion, a PE ratio of 17.17, a PEG ratio of 0.72 and a beta of 0.56. The company has a current ratio of 0.30, a quick ratio of 0.31 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18.

Analysts Set New Price Targets

Several brokerages have recently issued reports on SIGI. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods lowered their price objective on shares of Selective Insurance Group from $111.00 to $109.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, February 6th. Royal Bank of Canada cut their price target on Selective Insurance Group from $108.00 to $105.00 and set a “sector perform” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, February 2nd. Finally, Oppenheimer assumed coverage on Selective Insurance Group in a report on Thursday, November 16th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $120.00 price objective for the company. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat.com, the stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $105.50.

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Institutional Inflows and Outflows

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Raymond James & Associates grew its holdings in Selective Insurance Group by 11.4% during the first quarter. Raymond James & Associates now owns 3,725 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $333,000 after purchasing an additional 381 shares during the period. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Selective Insurance Group by 116.2% during the 1st quarter. Raymond James Financial Services Advisors Inc. now owns 5,904 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $528,000 after acquiring an additional 3,173 shares during the last quarter. Private Advisor Group LLC bought a new stake in Selective Insurance Group in the 1st quarter valued at $201,000. Bank of Montreal Can lifted its holdings in Selective Insurance Group by 8.6% during the 1st quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 7,495 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $684,000 after purchasing an additional 591 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS lifted its holdings in Selective Insurance Group by 10.7% during the 1st quarter. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Public School Empls Retrmt SYS now owns 22,063 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $1,972,000 after purchasing an additional 2,129 shares during the last quarter. 83.66% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

About Selective Insurance Group

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Selective Insurance Group, Inc, together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance products and services in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Standard Commercial Lines, Standard Personal Lines, E&S Lines, and Investments. It offers property insurance products, which covers the accidental loss of an insured's real property, personal property, and/or earnings due to the property's loss; casualty insurance products that covers the financial consequences of employee injuries in the course of employment, and bodily injury and/or property damage to a third party; and flood insurance products.

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