Everest Re Group Ltd. announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.95 per share, a 27 percent increase from the prior rate of $0.75 per share. The dividend will be paid at the new higher rate on December 17, 2014, to shareholders of record at close of business on December 3, 2014.
Analysis of Valuation of Everest Re Group Ltd. (Symbol RE).
Everest Re Group Ltd. is trading below its average price/book value (P/BV) range. Everest Re Group is trading above its average dividend yield range.
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Explanation: Dividend growth financial stocks may be valued upon historical relative price/book value and current yield analysis. Dividend financial stocks trading at a low historical price/book value (P/BV) ratio should be viewed more highly to investors due to their depressed valuation versus other higher P/BV ratio stocks. Max P/BV price target is based upon company reaching its highest historical P/BV ratio. Dividend stocks should also be viewed favorably when the current yield is above historical readings for the past 10 years.
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