News stories about Hallmark Financial Services (NASDAQ:HALL) have trended somewhat positive on Friday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hallmark Financial Services earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned headlines about the insurance provider an impact score of 47.3859723298731 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near future.
Several research analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Hallmark Financial Services from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Boenning Scattergood started coverage on shares of Hallmark Financial Services in a report on Tuesday, January 9th. They set a “neutral” rating on the stock.
Hallmark Financial Services (NASDAQ HALL) traded up $0.02 during trading hours on Friday, hitting $9.90. 3,893 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 24,849. Hallmark Financial Services has a one year low of $9.42 and a one year high of $11.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 0.43 and a current ratio of 0.43. The company has a market cap of $180.49, a P/E ratio of -38.19 and a beta of 0.83.
About Hallmark Financial Services
Hallmark Financial Services, Inc is an insurance holding company. The Company markets, distributes, underwrites and services its property/casualty insurance products to businesses and individuals. Its business involves marketing, distributing, underwriting and servicing insurance products, as well as providing other insurance related services.
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