News articles about National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) have been trending somewhat negative on Thursday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research group scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. National Security Group earned a news impact score of -1.93 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media headlines about the insurance provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.
NSEC traded down $0.25 during midday trading on Thursday, reaching $11.75. The company had a trading volume of 400 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,306. The company has a current ratio of 0.27, a quick ratio of 0.27 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.24. The company has a market capitalization of $31.36 million, a PE ratio of 11.39 and a beta of -0.03. National Security Group has a 12-month low of $10.63 and a 12-month high of $17.70. The business’s 50-day moving average price is $12.24.
National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, May 14th. The insurance provider reported $0.97 earnings per share for the quarter. National Security Group had a net margin of 4.11% and a return on equity of 5.82%. The firm had revenue of $17.95 million for the quarter.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, May 31st. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 6th were given a $0.05 dividend. This represents a $0.20 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, May 3rd.
In other National Security Group news, major shareholder Andrew J. Abernathey purchased 5,505 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of $12.59 per share, with a total value of $69,307.95. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In the last three months, insiders bought 6,647 shares of company stock worth $82,940. 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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