Essent Group Inc (ESNT) is Trading Higher on Unusual Volume for January 18

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Essent Group Inc (ESNT) experienced unusually high volume on Jan. 18, as the stock gained 2.46% to a closing price of $19.57. The stock saw 852,087 shares trade hands over the course of the day on 5,956 trades. Given that the stock’s average daily volume over the last month has been 391,812 shares a day, this represents a pretty substantial spike over the norm.

Essent Group Inc has a P/B ratio of 1.68. It also has a P/E ratio of 12.5. The stock has traded between $29.67 and $18.58 over the last 52-weeks, its 50-day SMA is now $22.93, and its 200-day SMA $25.54.

Essent Group Ltd provides credit protection to lenders and mortgage investors by covering a portion of the unpaid principal balance of a mortgage in the event of a default.

Headquartered in Hamilton, , Essent Group Inc has 364 employees and is currently under the leadership of CEO Mark A. Casale.

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