News stories about State National Companies (NASDAQ:SNC) have trended positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. State National Companies earned a coverage optimism score of 0.50 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the insurance provider an impact score of 0 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.
Shares of State National Companies (NASDAQ:SNC) traded down 1.04% on Tuesday, reaching $17.06. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 83,404 shares. State National Companies has a 12 month low of $9.90 and a 12 month high of $18.21. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $16.44 and a 200-day moving average of $14.63. The firm has a market cap of $719.47 million, a price-to-earnings ratio of 14.22 and a beta of 1.04.
The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, July 3rd. Stockholders of record on Monday, June 19th will be given a $0.06 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, June 15th. This represents a $0.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.41%. State National Companies’s payout ratio is presently 19.83%.
SNC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. FBR & Co restated a “buy” rating on shares of State National Companies in a research note on Friday, February 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised State National Companies from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $18.00 target price on the stock in a report on Saturday, May 13th. Finally, ValuEngine downgraded State National Companies from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, May 27th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $29.00.
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State National Companies Company Profile
State National Companies, Inc is a specialty provider of property and casualty insurance. The Company’s segments include Program Services, Lender Services and Corporate. In the Program Services segment, the Company operates an issuing carrier (fronting) business to provide insurance capacity access to the United States property and casualty insurance markets.
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