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Stock in Focus: Radian Group Inc. (RDN)

-- Sunday, August 18, 2019, 11:01 --

Company Profile:

Radian Group Inc., through its subsidiaries, engages in the mortgage and real estate services business in the United States. It operates in two segments, Mortgage Insurance and Services. The Mortgage Insurance segment offers credit-related insurance coverage, primarily through private mortgage insurance on residential first-lien mortgage loans, as well as other credit risk management solutions to mortgage lending institutions and mortgage credit investors. The Services segment offers mortgage services, including transaction management services, such as loan review, residential mortgage-backed securities securitization and distressed asset reviews, review and valuation services related to single family rental properties, servicer and loan surveillance, and underwriting; real estate services comprising real estate owned asset management, and real estate valuation and brokerage services, as well as software as a service solutions and platforms; and title services that include title insurance products, and title settlement and closing services. The company was founded in 1977 and is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Recent News:

The company’s Board of Directors approved a regular quarterly dividend on its common stock in the amount of $0.0025 per share, payable on September 6, 2019, to stockholders of record as of August 26, 2019. Adjusted diluted net operating income per share increases 16% year-over-year to $0.80.

The board of directors of Radian Group Inc. RDN recently authorized a share buyback program to return more value to investors. The latest authorization will allow the company to spend up to $200 million to repurchase its common stock.

The company reported net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2019, of $166.7 million, or $0.78 per diluted share. This compares to net income for the quarter ended June 30, 2018, of $208.9 million, or $0.96 per diluted share.

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

RDN’s strengths can be seen in its strong profitability and robust efficiency compared with its peers. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic oscillator, the MACD is trying to cross back up and the RSI(14) stands at 49.86 with positive bias. We rate Radian Group Inc. (RDN) a STRONG BUY.

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