National Security Group (NSEC) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Headlines about National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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. National Security Group earned a news sentiment score of 0.03 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 44.6407317419708 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Shares of National Security Group (NASDAQ:NSEC) traded up $0.23 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $15.74. 2,800 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 3,049. National Security Group has a 1 year low of $11.52 and a 1 year high of $17.94. The firm has a market capitalization of $39.93, a price-to-earnings ratio of -20.18 and a beta of 0.35. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a quick ratio of 0.29 and a current ratio of 0.29.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 30th. Investors of record on Monday, November 6th were given a dividend of $0.05 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, November 3rd. This represents a $0.20 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.27%. National Security Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently -25.64%.

In related news, Director Fred Clark, Jr. purchased 5,132 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, December 14th. The shares were bought at an average price of $15.00 per share, for a total transaction of $76,980.00. Following the acquisition, the director now directly owns 58,221 shares in the company, valued at $873,315. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, major shareholder Andrew J. Abernathey purchased 3,857 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, October 17th. The stock was bought at an average price of $12.67 per share, for a total transaction of $48,868.19. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have purchased 47,086 shares of company stock worth $649,839. 38.81% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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National Security Group Company Profile

The National Security Group, Inc is an insurance holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates through two segments: property and casualty insurance, and life insurance. Its property and casualty insurance business is conducted through National Security Fire and Casualty Company (NSFC), a subsidiary of the Company, and Omega One Insurance Company (Omega), a subsidiary of NSFC.

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