Barclays Sticks to Their Buy Rating for Essent Group (ESNT)

Barclays analyst Mark Devries maintained a Buy rating on Essent Group (ESNTResearch Report) on January 7 and set a price target of $72.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $49.29.

According to, Devries is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 17.0% and a 64.7% success rate. Devries covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Discover Financial Services, Fidelity National Financial, and First American Financial.

Essent Group has an analyst consensus of Strong Buy, with a price target consensus of $58.00.

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The company has a one-year high of $54.22 and a one-year low of $39.62. Currently, Essent Group has an average volume of 574.6K.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 28 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is neutral on the stock.

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Essent Group Ltd. is a holding company, which engages in the provision of banking services. It offers mortgage insurance, reinsurance, and risk management products. The company was founded by Mark A. Casale on July 1, 2008 and is headquartered in Hamilton, Bermuda.

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