* Q1 loss/shr $1.59 vs loss/shr $2.07 yr ago
* Q1 aided by higher agency income
April 29 U.S. title insurer Stewart Information
Services Corp (STC.N) posted a narrower quarterly loss, as
revenue from its agency operations rose 21 percent.
The Houston-based company lost $29.0 million, or $1.59 a
share, for the first quarter, compared with a loss of $37.6
million, or $2.07 a share, a year ago.
The company said it had revenue of $202.6 million from
agency operations, compared with $166.8 million in the year-ago
Bigger rival Fidelity National Financial Inc (FNF.N) posted
a higher profit for the quarter last week, while First American
Corp (FAF.N) is scheduled to announce results later on
Stewart Information shares closed at $14.39 Wednesday on
the New York Stock Exchange.
(Reporting by Anurag Kotoky in Bangalore; Editing by Vinu