National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) Earning Very Critical Media Coverage, Report Finds

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Media stories about National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) have been trending very negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. National Security Group earned a daily sentiment score of -3.31 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned media coverage about the insurance provider an news buzz score of 0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

NASDAQ:NSEC opened at $13.50 on Monday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $12.53 and its 200 day moving average price is $11.91. The company has a market capitalization of $33.92 million, a PE ratio of 27.35 and a beta of -0.02. The company has a quick ratio of 0.28, a current ratio of 0.28 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.23. National Security Group has a 52-week low of $10.01 and a 52-week high of $14.31.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, November 29th. Investors of record on Monday, November 4th were paid a dividend of $0.06 per share. This represents a $0.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.78%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 1st. This is an increase from National Security Group’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.05.

Separately, ValuEngine downgraded National Security Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, November 23rd.

In other news, Director Fred Clark, Jr. purchased 7,950 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, October 9th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $12.25 per share, for a total transaction of $97,387.50. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 70,624 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $865,144. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Insiders have purchased a total of 8,785 shares of company stock worth $107,551 in the last 90 days. 38.18% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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