Somewhat Positive News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Impact American National Insurance (ANAT) Share Price

Media stories about American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) have been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American National Insurance earned a news sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.0749239726598 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on ANAT shares. BidaskClub raised American National Insurance from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 21st. ValuEngine raised American National Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, March 7th.

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Shares of American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) opened at $113.59 on Monday. American National Insurance has a 12-month low of $110.43 and a 12-month high of $134.03. The company has a market capitalization of $3,059.21, a price-to-earnings ratio of 6.20 and a beta of 1.25.

American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The insurance provider reported $3.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. American National Insurance had a return on equity of 3.53% and a net margin of 14.47%. The firm had revenue of $924.36 million during the quarter.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 5th were given a dividend of $0.82 per share. This represents a $3.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.89%. The ex-dividend date was Friday, March 2nd. American National Insurance’s dividend payout ratio is presently 17.91%.

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About American National Insurance

American National Insurance Company is engaged in life insurance, annuities, and property and casualty insurance. The Company also offers limited health insurance. Its family of companies includes six life insurance companies, eight property and casualty insurance companies, and various non-insurance subsidiaries.

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