Equities research analysts expect Horace Mann Educators Co. (NYSE:HMN) to report $0.75 earnings per share (EPS) for the current quarter, Zacks reports. Zero analysts have made estimates for Horace Mann Educators’ earnings. Horace Mann Educators posted earnings per share of $0.65 during the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year over year growth rate of 15.4%. The company is expected to issue its next earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Horace Mann Educators will report full-year earnings of $1.58 per share for the current year. For the next year, analysts forecast that the company will report earnings of $2.60 per share. Zacks’ EPS calculations are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover Horace Mann Educators.
Horace Mann Educators (NYSE:HMN) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, October 30th. The insurance provider reported $0.25 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.18 by $0.07. Horace Mann Educators had a net margin of 13.48% and a return on equity of 4.63%. The company had revenue of $311.40 million for the quarter.
A number of research analysts recently issued reports on HMN shares. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Horace Mann Educators from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 10th. ValuEngine cut shares of Horace Mann Educators from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 15th.
NYSE:HMN traded down $0.01 during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $38.21. The stock had a trading volume of 173,490 shares, compared to its average volume of 108,104. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.56 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.96 and a beta of 0.87. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 0.04 and a quick ratio of 0.04. Horace Mann Educators has a 12 month low of $37.02 and a 12 month high of $47.50.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 31st. Investors of record on Monday, December 17th will be paid a $0.285 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, December 14th. This represents a $1.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.98%. Horace Mann Educators’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 65.52%.
In related news, Director Steve Hassenmiller sold 3,000 shares of Horace Mann Educators stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, December 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $40.39, for a total value of $121,170.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 27,664 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,117,348.96. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Sandra L. Figurski sold 2,638 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $46.05, for a total transaction of $121,479.90. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 6,441 shares in the company, valued at approximately $296,608.05. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.20% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. IndexIQ Advisors LLC grew its stake in shares of Horace Mann Educators by 3.9% during the third quarter. IndexIQ Advisors LLC now owns 53,175 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $2,388,000 after buying an additional 2,008 shares during the last quarter. Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA grew its stake in shares of Horace Mann Educators by 2.6% during the third quarter. Baldwin Brothers Inc. MA now owns 85,098 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $3,821,000 after buying an additional 2,170 shares during the last quarter. Ariel Investments LLC grew its stake in shares of Horace Mann Educators by 1.1% during the second quarter. Ariel Investments LLC now owns 247,883 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $11,056,000 after buying an additional 2,800 shares during the last quarter. Trillium Asset Management LLC grew its stake in shares of Horace Mann Educators by 3.9% during the third quarter. Trillium Asset Management LLC now owns 88,896 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $3,991,000 after buying an additional 3,303 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Integrated Investment Consultants LLC bought a new stake in shares of Horace Mann Educators during the second quarter worth $164,000.
About Horace Mann Educators
Horace Mann Educators Corporation, through its subsidiaries, operates as a multiline insurance company in the United States. The Company operates Property and Casualty Insurance, Annuity Products, and Life Insurance segments. It underwrites and markets personal lines of property and casualty insurance, including personal lines automobile and property insurance products; retirement products, such as tax-qualified annuities; and life insurance products.
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