Media headlines about Federated National (NASDAQ:FNHC) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Federated National earned a media sentiment score of 0.22 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.7302157458936 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- BRIEF-Federated National Holding Company Reports Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.48 (reuters.com)
- Federated National Holding EPS in-line (seekingalpha.com)
- Federated National Holding Company Reports Fourth Quarter and Full Year 2017 Results Nasdaq:FNHC (menafn.com)
- Federated National posts 4Q profit (finance.yahoo.com)
Several equities analysts recently weighed in on the company. ValuEngine upgraded Federated National from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, December 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Federated National from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods set a $22.00 price objective on Federated National and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st.
Federated National announced that its board has approved a share repurchase program on Tuesday, December 19th that permits the company to repurchase $10.00 million in outstanding shares. This repurchase authorization permits the insurance provider to repurchase shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are usually a sign that the company’s management believes its shares are undervalued.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 1st will be given a $0.08 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, April 30th. This represents a $0.32 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.99%. Federated National’s dividend payout ratio is currently -45.07%.
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Federated National Company Profile
Federated National Holding Company (FNHC) is an insurance holding company that controls all steps in the insurance underwriting, distribution and claims processes through its subsidiaries and its contractual relationships with its independent agents and general agents. The Company is authorized to underwrite homeowners’ multi-peril (homeowners), commercial general liability, federal flood, personal auto and various other lines of insurance in Florida and various other states.
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