National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) Receiving Negative Press Coverage, Study Shows – Tech Know Bits

Headlines about National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) have been trending negative recently, according to InfoTrie Sentiment. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. National Security Group earned a daily sentiment score of -2.38 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave media headlines about the insurance provider an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected National Security Group’s analysis:

Separately, ValuEngine lowered shares of National Security Group from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday, January 10th.

NASDAQ:NSEC opened at $15.05 on Thursday. National Security Group has a 12 month low of $10.01 and a 12 month high of $15.99. The firm has a market capitalization of $38.10 million and a PE ratio of 30.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23, a current ratio of 0.28 and a quick ratio of 0.28. The business’s fifty day moving average price is $15.23 and its 200 day moving average price is $12.75.

National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, November 13th. The insurance provider reported $0.17 earnings per share for the quarter. National Security Group had a net margin of 1.86% and a return on equity of 2.47%. The company had revenue of $16.23 million for the quarter.

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The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 28th. Shareholders of record on Monday, February 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, January 31st.

In other National Security Group news, major shareholder Andrew J. Abernathey purchased 2,182 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, January 2nd. The stock was purchased at an average price of $14.99 per share, for a total transaction of $32,708.18. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Andrew J. Abernathey purchased 2,037 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, December 13th. The stock was bought at an average price of $15.00 per share, for a total transaction of $30,555.00. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. Insiders have bought 21,461 shares of company stock worth $312,635 in the last quarter. Insiders own 38.18% of the company’s stock.

National Security Group Company Profile

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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