News stories about Citizens (NYSE:CIA) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Citizens earned a coverage optimism score of 0.08 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the insurance provider an impact score of 44.4725398279345 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.
Shares of Citizens (NYSE CIA) traded up 0.96% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $7.39. 77,346 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Citizens has a one year low of $5.86 and a one year high of $11.93. The company’s 50-day moving average is $7.59 and its 200-day moving average is $7.18. The stock has a market cap of $370.10 million, a P/E ratio of 67.18 and a beta of 1.11.
Separately, BidaskClub lowered shares of Citizens from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 24th.
Citizens, Inc is an insurance holding company. The Company operates in three business segments: Life Insurance, Home Service and Other Non-Insurance Enterprises. The Life Insurance segment issues ordinary whole life insurance in the United States and in the United States Dollar-denominated amounts to foreign residents.
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