News headlines about National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) have been trending negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative media coverage by monitoring more than 6,000 blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. National Security Group earned a news sentiment score of -2.80 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned press coverage about the insurance provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news headlines that may have effected National Security Group’s ranking:
Shares of NSEC remained flat at $$12.80 during trading hours on Friday. 566 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 829. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a quick ratio of 0.28 and a current ratio of 0.28. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $12.62 and a two-hundred day moving average price of $11.94. National Security Group has a 52 week low of $10.01 and a 52 week high of $14.31. The stock has a market capitalization of $32.40 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.12 and a beta of -0.03.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 29th. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 4th were paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%. This is an increase from National Security Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 1st.
Separately, ValuEngine cut shares of National Security Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, November 23rd.
In related news, Director Fred Clark, Jr. acquired 7,950 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, October 9th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.25 per share, for a total transaction of $97,387.50. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 70,624 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $865,144. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, major shareholder Andrew J. Abernathey acquired 7,327 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, December 2nd. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $13.68 per share, for a total transaction of $100,233.36. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have acquired 17,212 shares of company stock worth $222,635 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 38.18% of the company’s stock.
About National Security Group
The National Security Group, Inc, an insurance holding company, provides insurance products and services in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Property and Casualty Insurance, and Life Insurance. The Property and Casualty Insurance segment primarily underwrites home insurance coverage with primary lines of business consisting of dwelling fire and extended coverage, mobile homeowners, and other liability insurance services in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia, as well as operates on a surplus lines basis in the state of Louisiana.
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