Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. boosted its stake in Horace Mann Educators Co. (NYSE:HMN) by 3.4% during the 4th quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 455,724 shares of the insurance provider’s stock after acquiring an additional 15,105 shares during the period. Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher & Co. owned 1.12% of Horace Mann Educators worth $20,097,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the stock. Advisor Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Horace Mann Educators by 32.0% in the 2nd quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 3,023 shares of the insurance provider’s stock valued at $114,000 after purchasing an additional 733 shares in the last quarter. Stifel Financial Corp purchased a new stake in shares of Horace Mann Educators during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $203,000. Amalgamated Bank boosted its stake in shares of Horace Mann Educators by 1.4% during the 2nd quarter. Amalgamated Bank now owns 5,563 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $210,000 after acquiring an additional 78 shares in the last quarter. CIBC Asset Management Inc purchased a new stake in shares of Horace Mann Educators during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $214,000. Finally, Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Horace Mann Educators during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $331,000.
Shares of Horace Mann Educators Co. (NYSE HMN) traded down $0.55 on Wednesday, reaching $43.50. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 148,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 129,720. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.18, a current ratio of 0.09 and a quick ratio of 0.09. The firm has a market cap of $1,791.39, a P/E ratio of 28.25 and a beta of 1.17. Horace Mann Educators Co. has a 52 week low of $33.85 and a 52 week high of $47.65.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, December 29th. Stockholders of record on Monday, December 18th were issued a dividend of $0.275 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, December 15th. This represents a $1.10 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.53%. Horace Mann Educators’s payout ratio is 71.43%.
In other news, Director Robert Stricker sold 3,829 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $45.75, for a total transaction of $175,176.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Corporate insiders own 2.40% of the company’s stock.
HMN has been the topic of several research analyst reports. TheStreet raised Horace Mann Educators from a “c+” rating to a “b-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, September 27th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Horace Mann Educators from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 27th. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods restated a “hold” rating on shares of Horace Mann Educators in a research report on Wednesday, December 6th.
Horace Mann Educators Company Profile
Horace Mann Educators Corporation (HMEC) is an insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, HMEC markets and underwrites personal lines of property and casualty (primarily personal lines automobile and homeowners) insurance, retirement annuities (primarily tax-qualified products) and life insurance in the United States.
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