Hallmark Financial Services (HALL) Receiving Somewhat Critical Media Coverage, Analysis Shows

News articles about Hallmark Financial Services (NASDAQ:HALL) have trended somewhat negative on Thursday, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Hallmark Financial Services earned a news sentiment score of 0.00 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 45.7687309934108 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Boenning Scattergood assumed coverage on shares of Hallmark Financial Services in a research report on Tuesday, January 9th. They set a “neutral” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Hallmark Financial Services from a “strong sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 3rd.

Shares of Hallmark Financial Services (NASDAQ HALL) remained flat at $$10.37 on Thursday. 12,600 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 36,800. Hallmark Financial Services has a 12-month low of $9.91 and a 12-month high of $11.83. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.43 and a quick ratio of 0.43. The company has a market cap of $188.30, a P/E ratio of -39.88 and a beta of 0.84.

Hallmark Financial Services (NASDAQ:HALL) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, November 8th. The insurance provider reported ($0.09) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.01 by ($0.10). Hallmark Financial Services had a negative return on equity of 0.42% and a negative net margin of 1.19%. equities research analysts anticipate that Hallmark Financial Services will post 0.09 EPS for the current year.

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Hallmark Financial Services Company Profile

Hallmark Financial Services, Inc is an insurance holding company. The Company markets, distributes, underwrites and services its property/casualty insurance products to businesses and individuals. Its business involves marketing, distributing, underwriting and servicing insurance products, as well as providing other insurance related services.

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