Just the Facts on Radian Group Inc. (RDN)

Radian Group Inc. (RDN) is an interesting player in the Financial space, with a focus on Property & Casualty Insurance. The stock has been active on the tape, currently trading at $16.04, down from yesterday’s close by -0.56%. Given the stock’s recent action, it seemed like a good time to take a closer look at the company’s recent data.

Fundamental Analysis

Radian Group Inc. (RDN) currently trades with a market capitalization of $3.49 Billion. That value represents a market adjusting for revenues that have been growing by 15.84 % on a quarterly year/year basis as of the company’s last quarterly report.

You can get a sense of how sustainable that is by a levered free cash flow of $331.62 Million over the past twelve months. Generally speaking, earnings are expected to grow in coming quarters. Analysts are forecasting earnings of $0.57 on a per share basis this quarter. Perhaps, that suggests something about why 0.61% of the outstanding share supply is held by institutional investors.

Technical Analysis

It’s important to check the technicals to get a sense of how RDN has been acting. Looking at the stock’s movement on the chart, Radian Group Inc. recorded a 52-week high of $23.49. It is now trading 7.45% off that level. The stock is trading $19.77 its 50-day moving average by 3.73%. The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $15.52.

In recent action, Radian Group Inc. (RDN) has made a move of -12.59% over the past month, which has come on Strong relative transaction volume. Over the trailing year, the stock is underperforming the S&P 500 by 13.41, and it’s gotten there by action that has been more volatile on a day-to-day basis than most other stocks on the exchange. In terms of the mechanics underlying that movement, traders will want to note that the stock is trading on a float of 1.05% with $214.75 Million sitting short, betting on future declines. That suggests something of the likelihood of a short squeeze in shares of RDN.

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