National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) Earning Critical Press Coverage, Study Finds

Media stories about National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) have been trending negative on Sunday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 6,000 news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded 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 impact score of -2.69 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned 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 effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

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

Shares of National Security Group stock opened at $15.80 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $39.59 million and a PE ratio of 31.92. National Security Group has a 12-month low of $10.01 and a 12-month high of $15.99. The company has a quick ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. The company’s fifty day simple moving average is $14.42 and its two-hundred day simple moving average is $12.42.

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

In related news, major shareholder Andrew J. Abernathey bought 2,182 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, January 2nd. The stock was purchased at an average cost of $14.99 per share, with a total value of $32,708.18. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, major shareholder Andrew J. Abernathey bought 5,109 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, December 11th. The stock was bought at an average cost of $15.50 per share, with a total value of $79,189.50. In the last three months, insiders acquired 21,461 shares of company stock worth $312,635. 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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