News stories about National Western Life Group (NASDAQ:NWLI) have been trending positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. National Western Life Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.49 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0345513831248 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Separately, BidaskClub downgraded National Western Life Group from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Tuesday, January 16th.
Shares of National Western Life Group stock traded up $0.30 during trading hours on Thursday, hitting $304.88. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 9,376 shares, compared to its average volume of 8,051. National Western Life Group has a 12 month low of $276.00 and a 12 month high of $368.00. The company has a market capitalization of $1,108.25, a P/E ratio of 10.69 and a beta of 1.40.
In related news, CEO Ross R. Moody sold 212 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 12th. The stock was sold at an average price of $321.99, for a total transaction of $68,261.88. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 5,000 shares in the company, valued at $1,609,950. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, major shareholder Robert L. Moody sold 726 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $320.58, for a total value of $232,741.08. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 1,166,596 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $373,987,345.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders have sold 1,546 shares of company stock valued at $490,991. 1.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
National Western Life Group Company Profile
National Western Life Insurance Company (National Western) is a stock life insurance company. The Company operates in two segments: Domestic Insurance Operations and International Insurance Operations. The products marketed under domestic insurance operations are annuities, universal life insurance and traditional life insurance, which include both term and whole life products.
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