Stewart Information Services Corp., a title insurance company, earned $2.2 million in the first quarter, compared with a net loss of $1.4 million in the first quarter of 1995.

Revenues totaled $78 million, 34% more than a year earlier.

Though order rates declined in March from their peaks in January and February, they remained well above the levels achieved during the first quarter of 1995, said president Stewart Morris.

"The market for new home mortgages remains encouraging as the national homeownership rate continues to rise and home affordability continues to improve," Mr. Morris said.

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