Wall Street sell-side analysts are projecting Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) to grow at an accelerated rate over the next 5 years.  Brokerage firms are looking for the firm to grow 11.33% over the next year and 19.40% over the next five years.

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Assurant, Inc.’s trailing 12- months EPS is 4.14.  Last year, their EPS growth was -35.40% and their EPS growth over the past five years was -8.70%.  

Let’s start off by taking a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ)’s stock was 8.68%.  Last week, it was 2.77%, 0.07% over the last quarter, and  -0.96% for the past half-year. 

Over the past 50 days, Assurant, Inc. stock was -7.37% off of the high and 5.84% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here.  -12.77% (High), 18.09%, (Low). 

Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ)’s performance this year to date is 8.68%.  The stock has performed 2.77% over the last seven days, 2.89% over the last thirty, and 0.07% over the last three months.  Over the last six months, Assurant, Inc.’s stock has been -0.96% and 12.51% for the year.

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Wall Street analysts are have a consensus analyst recommendation of 2.20 on the stock.  This is based on a 1-5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  Brokerages covering the name have a $126.25 on the stock.

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