Shares of National General Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:NGHC) have been assigned an average rating of “Hold” from the eight research firms that are covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year target price among brokerages that have covered the stock in the last year is $25.75.
A number of analysts recently weighed in on the stock. TheStreet upgraded shares of National General from a “c” rating to a “b” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 21st. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $29.00 price target on shares of National General in a research report on Monday, November 6th. Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of National General in a research report on Friday, September 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of National General from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $22.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Saturday, January 6th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of National General from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 12th.
Shares of National General (NASDAQ NGHC) traded up $0.10 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $20.35. 371,976 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 181,791. The firm has a market cap of $2,170.75, a P/E ratio of 19.76 and a beta of 1.33. National General has a 1-year low of $16.21 and a 1-year high of $26.99.
The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, January 15th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, January 2nd were issued a dividend of $0.04 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, December 29th. This represents a $0.16 annualized dividend and a yield of 0.79%. National General’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 16.49%.
In related news, Director John Drake Nichols bought 24,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 27th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $20.45 per share, for a total transaction of $501,025.00. Following the acquisition, the director now owns 24,500 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $501,025. The purchase was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 3.43% of the company’s stock.
Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the business. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA raised its holdings in National General by 530.6% during the 2nd quarter. BNP Paribas Arbitrage SA now owns 5,663 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 4,765 shares during the period. SG Americas Securities LLC acquired a new stake in National General during the 3rd quarter worth approximately $134,000. First Quadrant L P CA raised its holdings in National General by 118.8% during the 3rd quarter. First Quadrant L P CA now owns 9,850 shares of the insurance provider’s stock worth $188,000 after buying an additional 5,348 shares during the period. Sciencast Management LP acquired a new stake in National General during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $211,000. Finally, Comerica Bank acquired a new stake in National General during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $217,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 45.62% of the company’s stock.
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National General Company Profile
National General Holdings Corp. is a specialty personal lines insurance holding company. Through its subsidiaries, the Company provides a range of insurance products, including personal and commercial automobile, homeowners, umbrella, recreational vehicle, supplemental health, lender-placed and other niche products.
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