Employers Holdings Inc (EIG) Jumps 18.86% on February 17

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Employers Holdings Inc (EIG) was among the biggest gainers on the Russell 2000 for Wednesday February 17 as the stock popped 18.86% to $27.96, representing a gain of $4.435 per share. Some 434,648 shares traded hands on 3,343 trades, compared with an average daily volume of 141,891 shares out of a total float of 32.08 million. The stock opened at $26.50 and traded with an intraday range of $29.21 to $26.10.

After today's gains, Employers Holdings Inc reached a market cap of $896.75 million. Employers Holdings Inc has had a trading range between $28.35 and $20.86 over the last year, and it had a 50-day SMA of $25.52 and a 200-day SMA of $24.16.

The stock has a P/E Ratio of 7.9.

Employers Holdings Inc is a specialty provider of workers' compensation insurance to select small businesses in low to medium hazard industries. The Company has one operating segment, workers' compensation insurance & related services.

Employers Holdings Inc is based out of Reno, NV and has some 709 employees. Its CEO is Douglas D. Dirks.

For a complete fundamental analysis analysis of Employers Holdings Inc, check out Equities.com’s Stock Valuation Analysis report for EIG. To see the latest independent stock recommendations from Equities.com’s analysts, visit our Research section.

The Russell 2000 is one of the leading indices tracking small-cap companies in the United States. It's maintained by Russell Investments, an industry leader in creating and maintaining indices, and consists of the smallest 2000 stocks from the broader Russell 3000 index.

Russell's indices differ from traditional indices like the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) or S&P 500, whose members are selected by committee, because they base membership entirely on an objective, rules based methodology. The 3,000 largest companies by market cap make up the Russell 3000, with the 2,000 smaller companies making up the Russell 2000. It's a simple approach that gives a broad, unbiased look at the small-cap market as a whole.

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