News headlines about American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. American National Insurance earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 46.3966550819466 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Separately, BidaskClub downgraded American National Insurance from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st.
American National Insurance (NASDAQ:ANAT) opened at 119.08 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $118.18 and its 200 day moving average price is $117.49. The company has a market cap of $3.20 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.49 and a beta of 1.33. American National Insurance has a 52-week low of $111.51 and a 52-week high of $131.99.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 15th. Investors of record on Friday, September 1st will be given a dividend of $0.82 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 30th. This represents a $3.28 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.75%. American National Insurance’s payout ratio is 45.37%.
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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