Media stories about American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) have trended somewhat positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American National Insurance earned a coverage optimism score of 0.09 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.7512573456147 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.
Several brokerages have recently issued reports on ANAT. BidaskClub raised shares of American National Insurance from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Friday. ValuEngine raised shares of American National Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, March 7th.
American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) opened at $115.52 on Friday. American National Insurance has a 1-year low of $110.43 and a 1-year high of $134.03. The stock has a market cap of $3,147.53, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.15 and a beta of 1.25.
American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 20th. The insurance provider reported $3.03 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter. American National Insurance had a net margin of 14.47% and a return on equity of 3.53%. The company had revenue of $924.36 million during the quarter.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, March 16th. Stockholders of record on Monday, March 5th were issued a dividend of $0.82 per share. This represents a $3.28 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, March 2nd. American National Insurance’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 17.91%.
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American National Insurance Company Profile
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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